Friday

who?

When I look at the traffic stats for my blog, I can see that some of the same IP addresses visit pretty regularly. Of course, I have no idea who these addresses belong to, but I'm curious.

So out yourself. If you visit the blog regularly or semi-regularly, and you feel like it, introduce yourself below (click on comments).

I'll start (see below)

-Kate

83 comments:

katie allison granju said...

OK, I'll go first.

I'm Kate, single mama of three, writer/editor/TV producer...an avid reader, walker, horse-enthusiast and political junkie.

This is my blog.

Et tu?

Anonymous said...

I visit your blog regularly. I have been reading your articles and essays in Metro Pulse for years and now I enjoy your blog.

Mike, Knoxville Tennessee

Sarah said...

Another Knoxville reader here. I've never read any of your articles, but your book has been my pregnancy, breastfeeding and babycare bible. It has helped me through some rough spots. I love reading the blog. You're very funny.

Sarah

Anonymous said...

I'm Patrick,

Married daddy of two, tax attorney. Reader, amateur writer, griller of meat, drinker of beer.

Stopped by on a Instapundit recommendation and keep coming back for more!

I suppose its because Katie has a great "voice" that comes through her writing, like my favorite friends, happy, hip, yet sarcastic: haphipcastic!

I still think you should get your kids the Trotsky Monkey. Your readers would enjoy it, I'm sure . . .

Mia Storm said...

I read your book on attachment parenting and looked up your site through Google. I like some of what you say but must admit that I was teed off about your comments on Catholic teaching when the Pope died in April.

Question: Why is it that those who proclaim the virtue of "tolerance" for others often show the least tolerance for others when confronted with beliefs from others that differ with and/or challenge their own?

Anonymous said...

John here. Single guy. No kids. I just love Katie's writing and share a lot of her taste in music.

When I started reading the blog I had no idea that Katie had even written a parenting book.

I am actually surprised by how many men seem to read the blog because they like the blogger, not her parenting advice. If I could find a girl like Katie in my neck of th woods, maybe I could get into the whole married guy with kids routine, but all the women I date seem to either be one of two types: women who want to get married and have a house with a garage in the suburbs or the fun women who like to see bands and talk about books and politics and art. None of them seem to be both. And all my female friends who have had kids already seem to become some sort of stepford mothers, renouncing previous lives.

I like reading the blog by someone who seems to be a loving parent but also a real person with a life.

Jane said...

Read your piece in the New York Times several few weeks ago and looked you up, and continue to stop by. I like your writing and your attitude and confess I am also fascinated with the troll(s?) who regularly comment to insult you, but just end up proving their own ignorance.

Kateri said...

Hi, I'm Kateri. I'm a birthmother to a 7 year old and a mother of an almost 3 year old. I read your parenting book when I was pregnant with my 3 year old. I've also bought cd's on your recommendation ;)

mamalife said...

I first found you when I read your book on attachment parenting when my baby (now 15 months) was about 2 or 3 months old. I'd read Dr. Sears first and then heard of your book, I forget how, I think I saw something about it in La Leche's New Beginnings magazine. I love Dr. Sears, but somehow liked the style of your writing better... your book affirmed for me that all the things I was already doing by listening to my heart and my baby were right... despite being told by many around me that I was making many, many mistakes... ya know, all the famous "you'll spoil that baby and then you'll be sorry" comments. So when I found out you had a blog I started reading and I really enjoy it. I hate the nasty, negative comments you receive (though they seem to have tapered off lately) ... it is fine to disagree with someone and their viewpoints and what works for one is not necessarily what works for another... but at least disagree in a kind and respectful manner, not in a cruel and attacking one!!! Anyway... keep writing!!

Dewi said...

Dewi (not real name, “anonymous” is over used)
I’m a mom
Married since 23 years.
Part of political NY family (guess what party)
Hobbies: antiques, good food, traveling, reading, museums, dogs, politics, hating the current white house administration.
Own a postpartum doula service.
Childbirth educator and lactation consultant
Recommend your book to new parents.
Somewhat familiar with your advocacy and investigative parenting issue writing when I stumbled upon your blog from another blog.
Hooked by your sassy writing, like mined point of view and general take on the world.

Jamie said...

I am the mother of four sons, a breastfeeding advocate, an occasional freelance writer, and a fellow blogger. I can't even remember now how I found your blog, but I've been reading it for months now.

Anonymous said...

Hello there Katie,
I'm Paula. I have two boys, 6 and 7-soon-to-be-8. I live in a house with my husband our boys and his parents! I'm a birth and post partum doula, an La Leche League Leader, (doesn't that "an" seem odd?) working towards becoming a Lactation Consultant.

I'm enjoying your blog. I visit it often. I sometimes laugh aloud which is really what calls me back! I gravitate towards fluff, so when you write about celebrities, I am delighted.

I'm glad you write.

Anonymous said...

I found the blog after googling Katie when I saw her on TV. Had no idea she writes.

I'm a fan. Would love to meet her.

Anonymous said...

I Googled you after I read your Modern Love essay in the Times on Mother's Day. I'm divorced in a coparenting arrangement that gives me plenty of grief.
I check your blog once a day. I often learn something new through your posts -- something that certainly cannot be said for many blogs.

Inkwell said...

I'm Kevin from Boston, MA. I don't recall how I came across your blog, but it might have been when I was googling someting music related - you reference a lot of the same 80s bands I listen to (any more news on the dbs reunion?).
I kept a "diary" on diaryland for a while, and recently moved over to blogger, although I've always hated the word "blog." It sounds too much like something you do after a night of drinking cheap beer.

Amy B., Chicago said...

Katie,

Your blog has become one of my daily reads, since I started to be a SAHM to my daughter, who is now a year old. I read your book when it came out, since I "knew you when" back in Bell Buckle, thanks to being a fellow member of the "Ancient Guard," and a fellow Oracle editor (that ought to narrow it down... lol.) I drop by to see how you are and how things are going in Tennessee. It is an interesting read, and I enjoy stopping by.

Dr. Neighbor said...

I'm an instructional technology professor at UT and check your blog about twice a week.

I thought we became friends on Feb 3, but you say it was a date. Apparently activities that clearly weren't dates when I was married can be construed as them now. I feed you a couple times a week, which involves two single people and food, but we're not dating. I made you dinner (I'd already eaten) and went to a movie with you last night and slept (and reportedly snored) through part of it. I'm not sure if it was lack of sleep or the beers that we snuck in. And it wasn't a date.

But I guess you knew that.

Anonymous said...

Male. East Tennessee. Unrequited crush on Katie since 1998. Blog reader since 2004. One of these days I'm going to get up the nerve to call her. Loved her funny columns in Metro Pulse.

Anonymous said...

I am always amazed to read these male fan comments about Katie Granju on her blog. I'm a divorced woman and to me, she comes across as a spoiled brat. Horses, private school for the kids, job in TV, published author. I cannot see whay anybody would be interested in someone who has everything just handed to her like that and still complains that she has too many boring dates or dates with "pleats in their pants." Lots of women in her positien would be happy to have any dates at all. And she is very juvenile in her taste in music in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous,

Here's a tip for you from a single thirtysomething man: men do not like bitter, jealous women. They perfer playful, happy, musical, haphipcastic girls.

Give it a try and see if your love life does not get better.

Fitzhugh Family said...

I am also a current blogger...but that is not how I found you. Some how I think I found you while reading Dr.Sear's book when my son was probably 4 months old (now 17 months). Then I saw that you wrote a book on attachment parenting which suites me to a T. Thanks for that book! It taught me that that my feelings on parenting were indeed normal and ok.
Also, I like your blog entries (even though I don't agree with everything..but hey its a free country and you have a right to your own opinion which some trolls...haha, liked that one...can't seem to understand) I have also learned a lot from your blog which I also find quite amusing at times. Keep the stories coming and being yourself...that's what I like most!
Take Care!

Kizz said...

I'm a year younger than Katie, single actress/writer/singer, no kids, 1 dog, 2 cats living in Brooklyn. I came here through a link from John Scalzi (www.scalzi.com/whatever).
Turns out I agree with Katie on very few things but still find myself checking in here regularly and enjoying what I read in one way or another.

Anonymous said...

I'm a single guy. Chicago reader. I like Katie's music reviews. I'm divorced too with a child so it's interesting to read about divorce from the other side of the coin.

Katie, I am missing reading about your dating sagas. What's new in the world of bad dates these days?

Laura said...

New (ish) to Knoxville, kinda-a-writer. When I first moved here in '01 Metropulse was a godsend, written by smart, funny people who cared about the city. Have sought Katie's work out ever since.

Agee said...

I joined the "Katie Allison Granju Fanwagon" way back in 1994. I once described you as the template for the perfect woman- "hot, smart and tre liberal".
(Just for clarification, this also describes my wife...love you honey...)

I've read you all over the place since the book on attachment parenting came out, and am glad to see folks finally have a forum where they can appreciate your many talents.

You're too cool, Katie.

Ps. Thanks again for the baby seat. Rest assured it went to a good cause once we outgrew it.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Marta, from Lisbon, Portugal (yeah, really!)

I'm the same age as you (35 going on 36, to be more precise), married for 10 years, 3 kids (boy, 5; girl, 3; boy, 3 months), mostly SAHM although I also work as a translator/editor from time to time.
Can't remember how I started reading your blog but it was long ago and I read it everyday. I love the way you write and find an uncanny resemblance between your ways and mine with our kids (loved that post you had a while ago about kids and food). I'm also into pop - was a music critic for a while in a national newspaper - and your tips, when I'm able to follow them, are valuable.

I've started a blog and written there I'd love to be a blogger like you are. My blog is very sluggish right now (summer, the baby, what have you) but I want to take off by Fall...

I'd love to read more about the way you juggled work and attachment parenting (haven't read your book, don't know if you deal with that there), sp. breastfeeding, during your kids' first years and how you do it now (I mean, you're able to go to loads of concerts and movies and stuff... besides working, so I do envy you!)

One last thing I like about you: you look healthy, nice and great (and so do your kids). Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

Summer said...

I always wondered how she can fit so much into her time as well...there are only 24 hours in a day..haha! Please do let us know!

katie allison granju said...

Hey thanks for all the nice comments. And, umm, I guess thanks for the not-so-nice ones. I guess...Or something...

How do I have time? Well, for one thing, my children are with their father and not me about 37% of the time. So while I don't like it, I am alone more than 1/3 of the time since 2003. This means I have more time to read/write and go see music and ride horses, etc than I otherwise would.

I also slack on a lot of things other people spend more time on, like cooking and grocery shopping.

And some weeks I am just frantically busy. Too busy. And since starting a full time job (I workedat home for years and years), there are some weekdays when I barely see my children and that makes me really sad, but I'm doing the best I can on a day to day basis and we all seem to be doing okay.

I also have a lot of help: sister, grandparents, part-time nanny, friends, etc...

I'd love to be able to return to full-time mothering and full-time freelancing, but unless something rather dramatic changes in my life, that isn't likely anytime soon.

Mary Chamberlin said...

I've know Katie since her days in private school. I guess that makes me another spoiled brat? Sounds like sour grapes to me....

kayla said...

Chiming in here (late) as a regular reader...I live just outside Atlanta, in a cool town called Decatur...I'm a SAHM (& part timer eBay seller) to two boys, ages almost 7 and just 3...I think I found Katie's old blog via a webring, the "mama matrix", a few years ago, and have been reading ever since. I also read "attachment parenting" when my second was an infant. I'm on the crunchier end of the parenting spectrum (homebirthing, extended BF, et cetera) but I'm enjoying life now as mom to "big kids" now.

John said...

I'm one of those Katie guy-fans. Used to know her in Knoxville back when she was married. Now I live in Chapel Hill, but would definitely be camped on her doorstep if I lived in Knox. She is seriously cute, if you can take the snarky sense of humor that doesn't always make sense (sorry Katie, but you know it's true). She also shreeks really loudly when startled.

Elizabeth said...

Hi, I'm Elizabeth. A link to your blog was posted on our homeschool list, when baby Ward had just been taken to the hospital. We were all sending good thoughts and prayers, lighting candles and all. I'm so sorry for the loss.

I liked your writing style and content, so I've put you on my regular blog circuit. I live in San Francisco with my husband and two children (8 and 11). My kids are beyond the age where I'd read a book on attachment parenting, but that's what I'd still consider us to be.

Anonymous said...

My name is Rick G. and I'm an addict.

Jana said...

I'm a former single mom (now remarried) who found your site at some point years ago when I was reading everything I could find on attachment parenting. I'm a lawyer, rock climber, vegetarian and horse lover. I think you're da Bomb--and I mean that in every aspect of Zen peacefulness.

Jana said...

I'm a former single mom (still a mom, now remarried) that found your site several years ago when I was reading everything I could find on attachment parenting. I'm a lawyer, rock climber, vegetarian and horse lover and I think you're da Bomb--in all aspects of Zen peacefulness.

Jana said...

Also, I'm new to blogging and don't yet know what I'm doing.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I found you through your Modern Love article . . . since then I stop by often. Like you I'm a writer, single parent, and lefty living in Brooklyn, NY. Work in publishing and very interested in politics, women's issues, and celebrity chatter. You're my model for a fun, funny, hip, interesting/interested, and devoted mama. also love the pleasing shade of green on your site (very zen).

patty c said...

hi i am patty -female kate fan. ok, first of all i am not surprised at all of the comments coming in from male kate fans! katie is one of the girls AND one of the guys. she is special that way, there aren't many women out there that fall into that category (you men know what i am talking about...). katie rocks. yes, she is accident prone, she is also tons of fun, loving, immature, mature, crazy, spontaneous, intelligent, goofy, humorous and best of all, a very loving and proud parent. oh yeah, i forgot haphipcastic! (love it, but it's difficult to type). she is not spoiled in anyway whats-so- ever....well maybe that she was one of the lucky ones who had wonderfully loving & supportive parents. what's wrong with that? i had never even heard of the word blog until recently and i enjoy coming in and reading often. and i see katie often and will never get tired of it. we're starting a band and we are going to play very juvenile 80s music with lots of hooks!! (and we will NEVER date men who wear pleated pants- NEVER!)

Anonymous said...

I read Katie's book last year when I had my baby and was appalled that anyone would say you should be nursing a baby for more than a year. If they can talk they need a bottle. I belong to a Christian mothers group and we all agree the book is all about spoiling babies I googled her name and found this website. I had also read her articels in some magazines. I like reading the blog because its interesting but mostly because sometimes I wish I could get a divorce but I still disagree with the book. I do plan to read the new book she is in about discipline. I just ordered it.

melanie said...

i'm melanie, married, newly pregnant with first child. i read katie's articles in the metropulse, but i arrived here after googling another author. i'm relatively new to the website, but will keep coming back to check out future developments. i have to add my firm support of the no-pleats sentiment. and i always appreciate anyone well-rounded enough to harbor interests in both politics and celebrity trash. although i suppose the two are startlingly similar sometimes...

spinetingler said...

Kevin, father of two girls 6 and almost 2.

Knoxville expat now living in Charleston, SC, dodging hurricanes and running the Media Services department for a large public library system.

Curator of www.auntiegrizelda.com, a site primarily devoted to bands I was in or bands I have recorded.

Known to blather on about obscure music at audioarchives.blogspot.com.

Carrie said...

Chiming in late...

Hi Katie!

I'm the SAHM of a fabulous 3 year old. I met you (briefly) at the LLL Area conference in Atlanta last April.

I loved the talk you gave at lunch, picked up your book on my way home and wound up here somehow.

As I said, I'm a SAHM, married to a work-at-home Dad. We are on the crunchy side of parenting as well, cloth diapering, co sleeping, extended breastfeeding, etc. I'm a LLL Leader and the Executive Director of ProMoM.Org

I don't comment much, but I do try to stop by here once every couple of days.

hope said...

I'm Hope, 38, Austin, Texas. I have a 5 yr old and a 3 yr old, read your AP book right about the time the first one was born. I think I discovered your blog about 2 yrs ago. I check in occasionally and link to your articles and entries from time to time.

Don't sweat your detractors, babe.

Anonymous said...

Hye, Katie!

This is Julie here, and we worked together many moons ago - I happened to notice your name when you replied to an e-mail about lacrosse helmet sizing needs for Henry. How's that for a run-on sentence???? You used to crack me up then, and you still do now when I have looked over your blog. I must admit this is the first time I have ever visited a blog site. Kids for Maury and me??? 4 - Matthew is 11 (loved the teenage boy article -some of it applies already to him); Anna is 7; Elizabeth is 6 and Kate is 14 months. The picture of you and Jane is beautiful! Take care and I will tell Mark A. I came across your info. I am sure he still dreams of you and your fabulous brain!

katie allison granju said...

Julie! So great to hear from you. I'd love to get together. E-mail me: kagranju@gmail.com

Katie

A said...

I'm Adria, mom to 7. I loved your book, read it cover to cover 5 yeras ago when I was trying to learn everything I could about AP. Good stuff, and I have given a few copies to new moms, too.

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Anonymous said...

Court stuff - for custody case - need defence statistics and reputable studies for co-sleeping/ family bed issue. Thanks

Debra said...

I really enjoy your blog and I'm glad to be reading it again after not having Internet access for a long time.

I'm a 40 year old paralegal, soon to be divorced.

I feel like I have a lot in common with you, even though I'm childless by choice, and I enjoy your maturity, insight, and dedication to sincerely and seriously held beliefs. You are a geninue, intelligent and creative person and I believe we would be friends if we knew each other.

earlnemo said...

I'm an Eventing Coursebuilder living in South Knox. I travel 8-9 months of the year building Cross-Country courses for people like David O'Conner, thus do not have as much desk time as I once did, and its all dial-up out in the boonies
I followed your link from Knox Blab - I was curious because you changed your picture. I'd always wondered about your old picture; looks like you're in a horse show parking lot?
So now I've summarily surfed around your .com, old blog, etc. "David O'Conner" caught my eye -I've been building courses full time for 14 years now, got to watch his rise to glory, and now work with him a bit (he's also a course designer) To cut to the chase: I couldn't access the blog about your interview with him and am very curious. Since that other guy already offered to till your garden (no pun intended), I could offer to fix broken show standards? or whatever.
For what it's worth, I don't think you should've deleted the lost-love emails -get 'em back if you can. Your grandkids and biographers will cherish them.
Oh, and you might want to add one of those "type in the crazy letter do-dads" to this site -looks like the spam-possums found you.

katie allison granju said...

Wow! You build courses with/for David O'Connor? And you live around here? Did you do the 3 day course at River Glen?

-katie

Mr. Booni said...

My name is Randall, and I am funky.

Anonymous said...

I'm H. from Western Massachusetts, mother to two young girls (8 and 4), breastfeeding advocate, read your book way back when it came out, had your *old* website (on b-feeding) bookmarked (!) a long time ago. I'm also more generally a mama advocate, and lately very into learning about (economic) class issues. I re-discovered your blog fairly recently, and check it pretty frequently; you have a warmth to your writing that inspires me on my difficult parenting days.

Anonymous said...

Count me among the female readers who cannot imagine why any man would ever be interested in a woman this sarcastic and odd. I generally don't get her sense of humor and I find the saga of her love life just plain odd. Who would ask this woman out? She is divorced and has children and pokes fun at everything and has no reverence.

katie allison granju said...

I do too.

I revere the cowbell.

-Katie

CorporateMom said...

I'm Katherine, newly-single mother of two (7 and 10 years old) reading your blog at my new corporate job (financial research). I have been a huge fan for something like seven years and feel like I live your life in echo sometimes. I have two blogs (from before I found out about yours, I swear!) that I am about to be regular with, one on the mom thing and one on the Portland music/food/art scene. I am currently trying to pack in at least three lifetimes worth of living into my small time on earth.

Anonymous said...

Me:
Married, devout childfree person (aka, I NEVER want to have kids), graduate student from Pittsburgh.
I found your blog when I somehow (???) stumbled upon the blog of a Brooklyn mother of two who seems to be to be the most spoiled jerk of all time -- YET I STILL READ HER BLOG AND GET INFURIATED EVERYDAY AT HER SHALLOWNESS!!! But I digress....
Katie, your blog was linked to Shallow Mom's blog and I started reading about a year ago. I like your writing style and more importantly, I like your content and the fact that someone can be a mother (and a seemingly GOOD mother at that) and not be a complete self-centered boob with no identity beyond the children. I admire that. You seem to take the good and the bad in stride. I admire that too.
Plus, I think we pretty much agree on everything, politically speaking, and I like people who agree with me.

Anonymous said...

I admit, I am one of those people who checks your blog multiple times daily. I am a mom of two (5 and 2 1/2) who practices ap. I like your writing style and I also enjoy reading how a mom adjusts to her kids growing up.

knoxjon said...

Well, Katie, since you keep asking.... :)

I'm knoxjon/jah/Jon/.... I've been reading your blog for a few months now as part of my campaign to spend every waking moment on the internet instead of doing the work I'm supposed to be doing. I'm just glad that there's good stuff to waste my time on. :)

So now that we've formally met, we can share a beer sometime. I'll be the one who is a Darby Conley cartoon character. ;)

Suzette said...

Married 18-years, mother of two daughters (14 & 11), horse mom, Christian, conservative about most things, but agree with many of your points, teacher in public high school, outdoor freak, love to sew, not very much into politics. Absolutely devoted to my girls, they are so much fun to be around!

Anonymous said...

My name is Becky Napier. I am a 32 year old single mother, teacher, and grad student. I adore Katie as a person and a writer. Her kids are sweet and appear to be healthy and well-adjusted little humans. I started reading her years ago in Hip Mama and could not believe she was a local gal. Years later, I met her through my boyfriend. Katie's "enemies" seem motivated by jealousy that she makes her living writing and they can only bitch about her productivity. At the same time, they make me giggle because their comments tend toward moral outage. It's not like they can call her a bad writer so they have to muster righteous indignation over how long she nursed her kids. Let me send out a public message for these people with so much time on their hands...In case, it has escaped your notice there is a war going on. Direct that moral outrage towards a more suitable outlet. Don't make me squirt you with my breast milk!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Krisha. Just moved back to Knoxvilel from Orlando. I have a 15 month old daughter.
This is actually my first time on your blog but I have been an avid reader of your work for a long time.
I am here because my husband found your blog and told me that I should check it out.
I am an aspiring journalist, a pain in the ass about politics and just nifty person.
So..
I enjoy your blog, and all that surrounds it.

Dorothy said...

Hi Kate, I just stumbled on your blog today and am enjoying my stay. I'm an author and relationship columnist and finding time to blog is really hard but today I made up my mind...I'm going to play today...at least for an hour or so anyway. I do have a question. You write for the NY Times or have in the past? I have a story you might be interested in or if you know of anyone else that would be interested...after 52 years, I have found my father. The story is up on my blog...I'll include the link below but I haven't met him yet. This just happened day before yesterday. I started a book about it but can't get too far into it because I don't know what the ending will be as of yet. Anyway, just letting you know. I am enjoying your blog!

joel said...

TWO MEANS TROUBLE.
You have two kids who are 14 months apart, how cute, they look alot alike.
Link to this site: pregnancy parenting
http://www.parenting-faq.info/

joel said...

Those of you that have children know what an excursion to the local mall or supermarket can be like. if you're not careful, this simple trip can easily become a wallet draining experience.
Link to this site: single parenting
http://www.parenting-faq.info/

Laura said...

Hi there Katie. I surfed into your blog via John Scalzi's in a round about way.
I imagine I have read some of your writings and just can't recall because five kids later my mommy brain is quite addled. I try to tell my dad it is a result of my brain being oxygen deprived all those years I was pregnant and lactating when blood flow was diverted to nourish those babies and children but he isn't buying what I am trying to sell.
Anyway, I am mom to 5 and was a cloth diaperin', breastfeedin' co-sleepin' kind of mama. #5 changed all that BIG time due to medical issues related to his extreme prematurity (4 months early he was) but he is still an angel who loves his mama. I am also a NICU RN and no nurses are not evil out to destroy AP....but you know that already. :) I am one of the good guys, or, in my inner city hospital, one of those strange nurses that wants me to do WHAT? I do try to get the good word out though. My blog is www.adventuresinjuggling.blogspot.com and there I talk about life juggling my 5 kids, the special needs of my boy with special needs, my job in the NICU, my husband and the times I actually get to be all alone.
That's me.

radmama said...

Canadian single mama of two. Enjoyed your virtual acquaintance-ship for about a decade.

KCB said...

Been visiting since I subscribed to the MamasInk feed a few months ago. Loved your "Formula for Disaster" piece for Salon back when.

I'm mom to two kids, ringmistress to two large pups, one tiny rabbit, a dozen teensy fish and an expanding veggie garden. Former freelance writer, radio reporter-anchor,TV news flunky, preschool teacher. Current liberal, homeschooler, knitter, blogger, chronic lactator, Austinite.

Thanks for the good reads!

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie. I'm Tina. Divorced mom of two, ages almost-8 and 9. I'm a writer, editor, book project manager. I read your article on divorce and child custody in the NYT magazine and felt like I'd found a friend. Then I found your blog and now I visit weekly. I like the things you find interesting or outrageous and provide links to. I have similar single mom issues and political sympathies and I appreciate your insights. (Except regarding lactation and I can read around that!) tg

tnvettech said...

Hi....Im Cris.....Vet Tech in the Knoxville area...married male and 32 yrs old....no kids. Slipped in via the Knoxblog sites and enjoy your style of writing and just how easily words flow through your site. Just love to read whats going on in your life and the things that excite you enough to write about them. Thanks for my daily reading that you provide :)

Anonymous said...

Hi there, Katie, I'm a writer (I'm writing a novel about a midwife) and a mom of two. Sometimes when I sit down to write I have to sit here for a minute to get the words flowing, and I'll check your blog and maybe one other (my blog list is very short). You are always interesting and honest and I appreciate you. The community I currently and temporarily live in is very conservative, so your take on politics is a breath of fresh air for me. Thanks for blogging! ps You recently linked to an older article of yours on the history of the prosecution of midwives--loved it. Great article, thanks.

Melissa said...

I'm Melissa, married mom of two and local. Love your writing and stop by almost daily. I am also divorced and my kids are with their dad 50% of the time so I can relate to your posts about missing the kids. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Katie,

I don't check in as regularly as I should. Used to work at Apple Tree Bookstore and that's how I met you when we were all young and you were pregnant for the first time.

I used to read your column in MetroPulse.

Now I read you online, but comment only intermittently.

married, one kid, livin' in Florida

Ann

Saul said...

Hopefully we'll be getting drunk at Bonnaroo 2006.

Saul said...

Hopefully we'll be getting drunk at Bonnaroo 2006.

Anonymous said...

I'm Leslie, a married, at-home mother of five kids, aged 17 months to `15 years. I used to read you in the Metropulse, then read your book which was recommended to me by my sister, who founded the Knoxville chapter of API. I agree with most of your thoughts on parenting and current events, with the big exception of abortion. I also happen to live in an old house (116 years old) not too far from you.

Anonymous said...

Love the blog. Loved your book and looking forward to the new book. I don't always agree with you, but enjoy your "voice." You're funny. Your boyfriend is a lucky guy ( I am a male reader).

Catherine K. said...

I am Catherine, local, single and childless (for now). I work at the Metro Pulse as you did once and found your blog from Knoxblab or Bubbablab or Metroblab, I can't really remember when it was. I wrote to you once for with questions about blogging and blogspot specifically and you never responded. I wanted to think you were a horrible jerk of a person and hate you, but really I'm not that kind of a person and you dont really see like you are either, so it never worked out. I don't always agree with what you say but we like a lot of the same things. We are always at the same shows and know all the same people, but I don't know you. I am about to be an aunt for the first time and my brother's girlfriend is leery of breastfeeding. She is also your relative neighbor. So I told her about you and I emailed her your blog link in hopes she would learn more about breastfeeding.

-Catherine, Old North Knoxville

karrie said...

I'm Karrie, 34, married, with a 2 year old son, Maximus. I'm trying to launch a freelance writing career and have found a lot of inspiration by reading the words of mothers who write. I found your blog after randomly checking out links on another writer's blog, and continue to visit because you update often and several of the conversations in the comment field have been interesting to follow.

I'm finishing a degree in Sociology, and spend a great deal of time online since half of my courseload is taught in a we based format. I keep several windows open (Mamasink being one of them) and habitually reload interesting discussions when I need to take a break from more academic stuff. (Which is often!)

Libby said...

Hi, I'm Libby, I live in Seattle, and am a single mom of one alternately fabulous and exasperating almost 9 year old girl. I googled you after reading your essay in the NYT a while back and have been hooked ever since. Love your writing and your take on things, and love that you are both a devoted mom and a devoted music fan (as am I) and that you post every day. I'm a fan!

Philip said...

Hello
I'm Philip. 26 year old single, caucasian male from Memphis, TN.

I really don't remember how I got to your blog originally. I have it bookmarked in my blog list. I come and read every once in a while.

I am also a blogger:
http://lifeinaroundmemphis.blogspot.com

As the 81st person to post a comment here, I'm sure that you've moved on and are tired of reading these. But thanks for the opportunity to identify ourselves.

Katharine said...

Hi, Katie. I'm a freelance copyeditor and practitioner of attachment parenting living on Long Island in New York State. My kids are 23, 11, and 4; I've been married to my current husband for 13 years. (My first husband is the father of my oldest child.) I read your book, Attachment Parenting, and loved it, after having been an APer all these years. I've recommended it to lots of people. I was happy to stumble across your blog.

chicagomom said...

Hi Katie,

I'm Carolyn, married mama of two young kids, political blogger/political junkie, peace activist, computer programmer, and recently retired LLL leader who has been involved with the attachment parenting movement for about six years. I'm interested in the relation between AP, Lakoffian "nurturant parent morality" and politics.

I enjoyed your book Attachment Parenting and when I started blogging looked up all my favorite authors to see if they had blogs. I've been coming here for a while, and really enjoy your blog. Thanks for asking!