About the Author

A mom of two boys, Kirsten spends the vast majority of her time thinking about, worrying about, and actually caring for Dylan and Shane.  She also works as an Interim Instructional and substitute teacher for public schools.

Kirsten is married to a wonderful man who spends his days working hard so that his family will do more at home than he does.

The family lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. And, just so her kids will have a positive role model, Kirsten also plays softball, goes to church, walks the dog and rides her 10-speed as time allows.

Occasionally she has lunch with other moms who, like Kirsten, prefer the company of their children to the company of most adults …. except when the kids are screaming, bouncing on the furniture and pushing each other into sharp corners.

Then, Kirsten goes to the movies.


  1. Lisa, thanks so much for commenting! I do feel incredibly alone sometimes, and other times I feel like I’m just one of several billion parents of teenagers! I started this blog about a month ago because I couldn’t find anyone blogging about raising a teenager who is … well, brilliant but bouncy! I’ll keep posting (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at least) and I’d be thrilled if you check back in sometimes. After all, I made it so we would all feel less alone.
    Thanks again.

  2. Lisa says:

    WOW! just read all your recent posts. You are describing my son to a T when you are talking about Dylan. My son: gifted, hands on, engineering, making things out of nothing, robotics, ADHD,hitting the brick wall in 6th grade, teenager. All the situations you have talked about I have lived them too. I just wanted to say I am glad I am not alone. I found this from Celebrate Calm. I am having major problems with my son. Anyway- thanks for writing and making me feel normal.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *