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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And today she’s 10.

So many of you walked through the pregnancy and the birth of Lila with me on this blog. Remember my produce reports? And my Lila Lunes weekly updates? Oh friends, today she's 10. Can you even believe it? Ten years ago today I was a 29-year-old with copious amounts of free time. (I thought I was "so busy," too. Ah, perspective...) Then, I had a baby. Our first night together. Father's Day. June 21, 2009. And everything changed. Extra time was a thing of the past, as was ...

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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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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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