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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.

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...

My Double Mastectomy Is In Four Weeks

My mastectomy is in four weeks, y’all. My boobs are walking the green mile and they don’t even know it yet. After years of begging...

What Will You Miss?

What Will YOU Miss?  A tired, new mother wears her baby through the aisles of Target, hair in a messy bun and eyes burning from...

There Is A Season For Oreos And A Season For Jogging

Can I be honest? Ever since my breast reduction, my cancer diagnosis, my husband accepting a new job, packing up the house to move, staying...

Some Children Are Just Born Feral

Some children are just born feral. Parents can potty train and sleep train and teach manners until their brains are about to explode, but there...