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.

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Grief as a Grown up.

"Kylee, I'm not going to be around much longer.":: Today I'm thinking about that day in my childhood room that my Dad sat down on my bed to tell me that he was going to die. :: My second-floor bedroom had two windows that overlooked our backyard. I was a kid who worried a lot and I grew up lying in bed thinking about how I needed a window-rope-ladder so my little sister and I could safely escape in case of a fire. That was me, always worrying. Always planning. I never got the ladder, ...

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What They Say. Volume 12.

I like to record what my girls say out loud. I know I'm going to look back one day and miss their little quips.Here are some recent exchanges of note: Vivienne 8, Lila 9. Cue: Natalie Merchant's, "...These are the days to remember... 🎵..." :: Lila comes into the kitchen where Craig and I are standing and asks, "Right that it's fair that whoever loses at rock, paper, scissors has to go to Costco with Daddy?" Craig tilts his head to the side... "The loser has to go ...

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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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