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Mary Katherine Backstrom

Mary Katherine Backstrom
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MK is a mom who likes to write. She drinks coffee and loves Jesus and omg could she be anymore basic? Well, anyways. Her kids are 3 and 5. She found a cat at Waffle House last week, and dreams of being president one day, but would settle for being rich and eating tacos every day. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Watch Out For The Baby In The Family Because They’re Sneaky.

You have to watch out for your babiest babies, y’all. They are sneaky. You see, your oldest holds mama’s hand and walks along beside you...

Every Day I Lie To My Daughter

Every day, I lie to my daughter. When I’m parked in the minivan before her school opens, she sees me tugging at my smile lines....

This Is The Face Of Anxiety And Depression

This is the face of anxiety and depression. I can laugh with bright eyes. I can crack the best jokes at social functions. I can...

Every Family Has Their Thing

Every family has their “thing”. Some families are rich as sin and sponsor all of the things and host all of the parties. Some families have...

Tonight I Was Taught A Lesson In Forgiveness By a Three Year Old

My daughter and I just had a knock-down, drag-out bedtime hour. Finally, about ten minutes ago, I put her to bed and through clinched...

Today He Asked Me To Hold Him

Today, he asked me to hold him. My hands were full, and it was 98 degrees outside. We live in Florida, so there is no...

Parents, Listen To Me. If You Are Having a Winning Streak, Don’t You Dare...

Sometimes I feel like I’ve got this parenting thing under control. And other times my three year old daughter drops her pants and pees like...

185. That’s My Number.

185. That’s my number. It is what pops up on the scale when I’m in the doctor’s office. Or when I step out of the shower...

I Am 35 Years Old And I’m A Breast Cancer Survivor. Please Listen.

My name is Mary Katherine Backstrom. I am 35 years old and I am a breast cancer survivor. Why do I show you my face? Why...

Our Pain Won’t Last Forever

Have you ever curled up in a pile of laundry because it seemed like a good place to cry? Have you ever sobbed in front...