"The key to a successful lifestyle column is to remember that you aren't so much writing "all about me" as "all about we." It's about the collective human experience. Always."
An Ohio native, Kymberly Foster Seabolt grew up in the small college town of Kent, Ohio where she assumed everyone had 24/7 folk rock festivals and all-night pizza delivery. Then she grew up, married a cute boy, and moved to the sticks where about 15 minutes after closing on the most monumental DIY projects of her life - she discovered she was pregnant with their first child. This was not overwhelming at all because everyone knows babies love rabid bats and lead paint. Six months later they had a half-decent house and a fully-fabulous family.
She put the baby on her lap, sat down at the computer and wrote about the time the chimney tried to kill her, and the time the dining room ceiling collapsed, and the time there were bats in their bedroom and ... you get the picture.
Since debuting in print in July 2001, her weekly columns have delighted a diverse and growing readership. Her essays have appeared in numerous national and regional publications, including House Beautiful, Old House Chronicle, Salon, This Old House, and Baby Steps, among others. She has served as a staff writer for Old House Chronicle and hipMama magazines and is a feature columnist for The Farm and Dairy and The Imperfect Parent. She is also the author of "A Dog Scorned" (in "Bad Dog Chronicles," Brown and Brown, Eds., 2000).
She resides with Mr. Wonderful and their two
smallmid-sized wonders in a "vintage" (read: OLD) farmhouse on a former orchard in the the Ohio Valley.