I’m Kass Calhoun. This is the deal. I’m a 40-something (feels more like late twenty, early thirty-something) single mom of three kids. My oldest girl is married and about to have my first grandchild (WTF) and I have two boys at home, 15 and 6. It is a full on Crazy Town around here! I’m dealing with issues on a daily basis from “Should I do an epidural” to “Mom can you help me find my Nerf gun”. This is my life. I have been self-employed for 11 years now and run my business out of my home while raising my kids. I guess you could say I’m a Stay-At-Home-Work-From-Home-Mom. I am so fortunate. I know this. I also know it has not been easy to set my life on this trajectory. I have a small group of wonderful, supportive girlfriends who have helped me keep my sanity through this life. I live for yoga and breathing (it’s my sanity and I’m convinced it’s the only time I actually breathe in my day). Wine is also a best friend of mine, she helps me find all kinds of answers (which I write down and review the next day, lesson learned the hard way). But I struggle – oh boy do I struggle. With dating, finances, parenting, looking down the barrel of grand-parenting (WTF?!), aging parents, dealing with past baggage and also having experienced the death of what I consider to be my soul partner 10 years ago, the road has not been a smooth one. I know this – had it not been for the support of my girlfriends and my family I would not be where I am today.
Which is why I’m taking this step. Along the way I have called my girlfriends to vent and they do me. We let it all out and surprisingly, no matter how long it takes us to call we realize that we are not going through this alone. A lot of times we are dealing with exactly the same challenges and it hits me, I am not in this alone. If this is happening with me and my small group of girlfriends, there must be other women out there that are having the same issues. So I want this Blog to be a place where we can build each other up, offer advice, or just an understanding ear and offer a place where we feel we are not alone. I hope that you find the information useful. I hope that you will reach out and ask questions. I will do my best to help in your situation and offer a shoulder to lean on.
We are all in this crazy life together!