KatieMae Blog

I Will Always Be Grateful For Thoughts & Prayers

Friday morning, I received a text from my oldest daughter saying that her husband was at urgent care for whatever was ailing him for the past week. He thought it was just the flu and could let it run its course, but when he missed Thanksgiving with the family because...

How to Move When You Don’t Want Too

The Art of Happy Moving I've been dragging my feet for the past several months. I had grand plans to go through every room in the house and purge closets, corners, and rooms that have become a place filled with 20 years of crap. The goal was to have this completed by...

The Blessings of Those Who Weather the Storm with Us

Creating a World of Kindness This past week, our family came face to face with an unexpected storm. My mom's husband, Don, was packed and ready for his two-week vacation with his dear friend, Bill, in Texas. The morning of his flight as he walked downstairs to the car...

The Importance of Seeing the Vision For Your Life

What Is Your Vision? This week my husband and I woke up to find Max, one of our dachshunds, cowering in the hallway. He wanted to follow his brother upstairs to go outside, but something was preventing him from the task he has done every morning for the past 12 years....

Motherhood – When You Work Yourself Out of the Job

The Heart of A Mother Summer is coming to an end, and I know many women who will be facing the emotional transition of sending their child to college and returning to an empty nest. The term empty nest seems harsh as I envision a mama bird pushing her baby out of the...

Why It’s Important to Share Your Story

We All Have A Story To Share! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what is a story worth? We all have stories. From the time we are born until the moment we breathe our last breath, we are the main character in the chapters of our lives. With each...

The Importance of Living a “What If” Life

What If? Walking through the parking lot, I saw a young man approaching people as they walked into the store. Most ignored him, or held up their hand indicating they weren't interested in anything he had to say. I scanned the door, hoping to get by without being...

Musings from a People Watcher at Sea-Tac

Looking Past The Surface I have been a people watcher for as long as I can remember. My earliest memory is swinging in the park as a little girl, watching the interactions of others. It has continued into my adult life, and whenever my husband and I go out to eat, I...

Remembering the “Human” in Humanity

Showing Our Humanness In the early 80's, my husband and I were in a motorcycle accident that put me in the hospital for a week. My two young children, ages 2 and 4, were in the car behind us and while they didn't see what happened, they felt the effects of the event...

Authentically Living a Life with No Regrets

Recently I was asked by a colleague if I had any regrets in my life. It is not the first time I've heard this question, but it is the first time I could honestly look my friend in the eye and reply, "No. I have no regrets at all." Every decision and choice has brought...

A Letter to My Children On Mother’s Day

My Precious Four, Today we celebrate Mother's Day, a day that is designated for children to appreciate their Moms. You will be among millions reaching out to show your love and appreciation. You'll send your sweet text messages, make your phone calls, give cards or...

When Real Life Interrupts Your Dreams

Life Interrupted. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ~ Maya Angelou It's funny how things work out. My husband and I have spent our entire adult life planning and preparing for the golden years. Our...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This