Kathy Ferguson

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Wildly in love with her perfectly imperfect life, Kathy’s been married to her most favorite person in the world, “The Professor,” for 14 years. They moved to Columbia from Atlanta seven years ago and are enjoying raising their two girls, Gracie (12½) and Tate (10) here. After undergrad and her MBA, Kathy worked in Corporate America for 10 years before retiring to work full-time for the girls. Most recently, she was a grant writer at a college here in town, but had to leave that job when her family moved to New Zealand for six months for The Professor’s sabbatical. She started her blog, kathygoeskiwi.com, to document that amazing adventure, but now she’s home and trying to figure out what to do with her life. Again. Probably the loudest and most foul-mouthed introvert you’ll ever meet, she can usually be found curled up with a trashy romance novel, on the tennis court, at her awesome gym, or drinking wine with people she loves.

How Mourning the Death of a Friend Is Teaching Me to Love More

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I started this post back in April and just haven't been able to finish it until now. One of my best friends from high school died in late March, and I was reeling. His death...

A Parent’s Changing Role

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My youngest started high school this year. My little itty bitty baby (who just happens to be six inches taller than I am) is a freshman. And my oldest is a junior - making...

How to Have a Family Vacation That Is Fun for Everyone

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My husband and I recently did something we haven’t done before: we took a fun vacation with our kids. Don’t get me wrong – we’ve been lucky enough to travel with the girls and haven’t...

Celiac Disease :: A Firsthand Look at What It Is and How to Deal...

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May is Celiac Awareness Month. And if you don’t know what celiac disease is, you are not alone. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where the body views gluten, which is the protein found in...

4 Ideas for a Fun Girls Night In!

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Isn’t this time of year the worst? It’s cold and gloomy, all the fun getting together with family holidays is over, and we’re just stuck with … winter. Nothing really to look forward to...

Tenderness and Care

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Tenderness and care. Two things that I’ve had so much of the last year and am trying to achieve more of in this year. Like so many people with the beginning of a new year,...

This Too Shall Pass

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Parenting is made up of seasons. Chunks of time where we do a lot of the same thing, over and over. Then it changes and we do something a little bit different, over and...

When an Adult Friendship Is No Longer What It Used to Be

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I, like so many of us lately, have had a rough go of it. There’s been a lot going on in my family and I’ve been pretty tightly wrapped up in that. Also, there...

Student Driver? Buckle Up!

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Once upon a time, I kind of freaked out about having a baby. It was our first, and who knew what to expect? All I knew was that life would change forever, and we...

A Mid-Year (and a half) Reset

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Sooooooo, back at the beginning of 2020 – in the "Before Times" – I’d written a post about some of my goals for that year because I was turning 50 and feeling very contemplative....

What Mental Illness is REALLY Like (and Resources to Help)

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is meant to raise awareness of mental health issues and decrease the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. Growing up – back in the 1900s (which, incidentally is now my...

Happy Husband Appreciation Day!

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Happy Husband Appreciation Day, y'all! Honestly, I didn't know this was a thing. But when the call for posts came out for this month and this was listed on April 17, I perked up, because...

Showing Up for a Friend Who Needs You

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“Let me know if you need anything.”  “Call me if you need me.”  “I’m here for you.” These are all very sincere offers and sentiments, and we've all heard them before. We all know how it goes. Someone...

What I Love About My People

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I have been a real shrew lately. I mean, I have NO grace left to give and everyone around me knows it and feels it. I, like so many of us, am feeling super stressed...