because words

hi. I'm kylee.

I started writing this blog back in 2006, long before there were "two pretzels" in my life. So much has happened since it all began.

I live in Mexico. I write about fashion and books and parenting and life. And, I adore Lionel Richie.


Latest Posts

Another blog post about grief and loss.

My daughters' principal died unexpectedly this week. He wasn't a grey-haired, nearing-retirement, burned-out old guy. He was 32. He was 32-years-old and he was a positive force in our close-knit school and in the community. He was 32. 32. He. was. 32. ... There's no way that I could write properly about Luis. I only knew him in one capacity: as the kind-hearted professional who would meet with me, talk with me, and work with me whenever we saw an opportunity for improvement ...

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Mother’s Day Memories: I’m your mom, not your friend.

Shirl and I hanging out in a strictly non-friend way. "I'm not your friend, I'm your mom." Growing up there were a series of statements that I vehemently vowed not to repeat to my children after hearing them from the lips of my now deceased Mom. (I smile as I type this. Not because I'm a heartless lunatic who writes about "deceased" moms on Mother's Day, but because I can imagine my Mom reading this, calling me and saying, "I think you're exaggerating. I don't remember any of this." Then ...

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words are everything

I believe that words give life. They empower, entertain, encourage, touch and unite. I write the words so that we can see and feel all that we have in common. Though I will never stand behind chokers. I hate those necklaces.

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