About Me

Plainspoken is a Kentuckyism that means you tell it like it is. It means that you are direct, candid and authentic. I try hard to be plainspoken. I was raised in Kentucky, and no matter where I live, I will always be a Kentucky girl. Thus the title Plainspoken Mama.

I am the mama of two rascally but adorable kids. I am a writer, blogger, and lover of words big and small. Kids, food, home, books, and photos are what get me going in the morning. Art and getting outside too.

Virginia Woolf cleverly wrote: “Language is wine upon the lips.” Language has the power to heal, to save, to intoxicate. I work at crafting words into things that will, hopefully, take on a life of their own, and mean something to other people.

As for the nitty gritty, I have an MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing. I have worked as an educator, a public relations specialist, and a sales rep in the natural foods industry.

I thought that to be a good writer, I needed to experience life in different ways. When I quit work to stay home with my first child, I realized that all I needed was right in front of me.



Photo Credit: Gayle Lessman


3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. betsy March 26, 2015 / 6:28 pm

    Love your blog – and miss YOU! No more Mamas, ‘eh?


  2. Becky K March 27, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    Kristin, I am so excited for you and this new, creative endeavor! You have my total support. I will spread the word. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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