Kat Hudson

Kat Hudson
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
May 16
Kathryn Hudson has been a writer for most of her life. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, she currently calls Baltimore, Md., her home. As an award-winning journalist, Ms. Hudson spent several years as a newspaper reporter. She is currently raising a beautiful daughter on her own as a single mother along with two obnoxious cats (they are probably both French-Canadian). In her free time she writes. In her regular life, she juggles a cute infant along with a job in sales, blogs, and short films about everything. She welcomes new friends and correspondence, especially from befuddled new parents like herself.


A week before I learned I was pregnant, I finally sat down to watch my first episode of “Teen Mom” on MTV. At the time, I was 41, unemployed and could no longer afford cable. So, with my trusty laptop computer and a growing sense of restlessness, I got very much… Read full post »

APRIL 25, 2013 8:44AM

The object of her affection

a girl and her lovey
A girl and her "Lovey." 

My 23-month-old daughter is a simple girl (so far). I’m not supposed to let her watch television, but I can’t help it. Every commercial is like a 30-second movie to her and if it has danceable music, she’s shaking her little bum the momen… Read full post »

APRIL 5, 2013 10:59AM

This is offensive, Target

“Is this offensive?” my friend, Joan asked on Facebook this morning. She had posted a link to a story about dark-grey plus-sized dresses at Target that were labeled “manatee” as their color. The store issued an apology to the woman who initially discovered… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2013 1:36AM

How not to yell at your kids (or self)

As I carefully cut up and tasted the strawberries I was making as part of my daughter’s lunch, I was amazed that they tasted so good for something you’re not supposed to buy in February. Maybe because I love strawberries like nothing else and it’s been a while since I’ve had… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 18, 2013 11:31AM

Post traumatic job disorder

It was dark and cloudy above my old office. I sat in a car outside all day watching the place but not in some creepy, stalker-like way. At first I didn’t get too close, but suddenly I noticed a swimming pool and deck and everyone was cavorting in and out of… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 6, 2013 3:47PM

Doing it all, whether I like it or not

“Bad keee!” My 20-month-old toddler shouted at her two cats this morning. I was sipping on my first cup of coffee as our 15-year-old cat, Cassie, got pummeled by our younger cat, Zuzu. I’ve admonished them on many occasions for their kitty spats which often result in flying fur and… Read full post »

JULY 21, 2012 1:06PM

Midnight showings

My life has been encompassed by death.

Two weeks before I was born, my great-grandfather passed away in an unusual spring heat-wave. He had eagerly anticipated the birth of his second great-granddaughter. While my family held a happy barbecue, my great-grandfather suffered a major stroke and passed a… Read full post »

DECEMBER 10, 2011 11:28AM

A single mom's first Christmas with baby

It’s 9 a.m. on a Saturday and I’m enjoying relative peace and quiet save for the leaking bathtub faucet. My cats are in different corners of my apartment curled up and cozy. My daughter is lying on the sofa next to me sleeping very sweetly. I would like to make a… Read full post »

DECEMBER 7, 2011 10:08PM

An open letter to my "baby daddy"

Dear Baby Daddy: (This is not directed at a black man. My baby daddy is a white dude)

This is how my day started. At approximately 4:03 a.m., my youngest cat (I only own two, relax cat-haters), decided it was time for me to wake up. I ignored for as… Read full post »

DECEMBER 7, 2011 10:08PM

An open letter to my "baby daddy"

Dear Baby Daddy: (This is not directed at a black man. My baby daddy is a white dude)

This is how my day started. At approximately 4:03 a.m., my youngest cat (I only own two, relax cat-haters), decided it was time for me to wake up. I ignored for as… Read full post »

Dagne's little face
Weekends with my daughter are the best!

I hope my daughter survives me.

Last weekend, as we were rushing about getting ready to visit her grandmother’s house, I got a little over-zealous on her grooming. As my four-month old daughter lay on her play mat in only… Read full post »

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JULY 6, 2011 1:30PM

Bringing up baby...alone



"In my daughter's eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I wanna be
In my daughter's eyes. "


 From Martina McBride's song, "In My Daughter's Eyes."  

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APRIL 11, 2011 11:44AM

Babies, Republicans and illegal tax breaks...oh my!

Babies. They are tiny, helpless and quite defenseless and that’s right after they are born. Before then, however, they live in a protective bubble, floating about in a dreamy, warm bath inside their mother’s uterus. Sure, they are subject to the actions of their mothers which may affect t… Read full post »

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MARCH 30, 2011 11:24AM

I'm having MY baby

You know that hour of your life you can never get back because you’ve spent it watching something completely stupid or insane? I’ve just spent the past hour watching “The Maury Povich Show.” Instead of complaining about how crazy or silly I found it, I have to say I actually f… Read full post »

Once upon a time I married a gay man. To my friends, this is not news. I’ve often shared the sometimes painful, sometimes funny story of how I met and married my ex-husband and how it ended some five years ago. While I can look back on my old life now… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2011 3:20AM

41, pregnant, single...and scared

Nothing in my life has ever gone the way it’s supposed to go. As the last of my friends to get married, I was the only one to wind up married to a gay man. We divorced and I embarked on a hap-hazard love life that has lead me down some… Read full post »

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JANUARY 30, 2011 12:35AM

A place to call home--single mothers need not apply

public domain art of Virgin Mary and Jesus
 "No room at the inn."

I’ve spent most of the past few hours crying. Although I am pregnant, it has nothing to do with hormones and everything to do with my security. I received a distressing call from a potential landlord and I’m starting to worry. She is the… Read full post »

JANUARY 1, 2011 10:05PM

Knocked up, but not down about it

Jellybean cropped to protect information 

My little Jellybean. 


When I found out I was pregnant, the stick didn’t blue, but I almost did. There was no hovering precariously over a toilet bowl with a plastic stick between my legs. I learned of my future motherhood via e-mail. I will gladly explain.

For everyonRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 4, 2010 5:00AM

Things you can't tell by looking at me

The Middle on ABC
Stars of ABC's "The Middle" a family not unlike my own.

The secret I keep isn’t shameful but it’s one of those weird facts about a person you would never know unless I told you. I have been selective about who I’ve shared the secret with after being metRead full post »

Yes, I made a new video (Sheila...you've created a monster, sister! Still...I love you!)!!!





Hey kids...you should vote for me HERE!!!

(click on the link below!) 


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NOVEMBER 2, 2010 4:44AM

Living well IS the best revenge

Hate is not just an intense emotion; it can be a powerful motivator, too. After reading the utterly mean and hate-filled rant by Marie Claire blogger, Maura Kelly last week, I addressed the controversy from my own side—as a fat woman. After receiving a tidal wave of warm, supportive cRead full post »

OCTOBER 29, 2010 2:08AM

A video of thanks!!!


Vote for me daily until November 18th!!! 

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OCTOBER 27, 2010 4:37PM

Too fat for love...according to Marie Claire Magazine

Maura Kelly, a dating blogger for Marie Claire, a women’s magazine, thinks I’m too fat to be loved. 

As I often do, Kelly, a New York-based freelance writer, used another blog/story as a jumping off point to share her opinion on something she has given a lot of thought. HowRead full post »

I have a busy week, so I'm going to try and post a few more things this week, but I just wanted to take a moment and ask my OS friends to keep voting for me here:


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Good Mood Gig from SAM-e


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Since our country was declared to be in a recession some two years ago, there has been ample evidence everywhere that we still are in one. One of the first things President Barack Obama encouraged everyone to do was return to school. The theory behind this was to help people stayRead full post »