Not a Jane of all trades...just a few.

Kristin Bennett

Kristin Bennett
Seattle, Washington, USA
April 22
I'm a gatherer of skills, people and experiences. My first business card had the subtitle of "Learning along the way" and that is the philosophy I have lived with welcoming new and different experiences into my toolbox of life ever since. I am a momtrepreneur as we are called these days and I am working on a lot of projects that overall focus on bringing people together to make the world a better place by supporting each other.


AUGUST 10, 2012 9:03PM

Just Pack Up & Leave

Ahh…is it wrong that a sentence like that gives me a sense of relief? I’m not sure but it does, maybe because it is something that I have done so many times?

I’m not sure, I will think about it. But between me saying what I have to say and… Read full post »

JULY 23, 2012 9:00PM

My Little Obama Mama

I don’t even remember exactly how long ago it was, I suppose probably a few weeks, that I saw something about signing up to get an Obama sticker…I didn’t think twice and signed up both of my daughters to get them figuring they would be excited to get mail and then… Read full post »

Today my husband found something I thought we had gotten rid of, it was a box that was a little bit bigger than a shoebox that was FILLED with baby food jars. I remembered carefully saving those, it was painful because at the time he thought I was nuts…I remember trying… Read full post »

JUNE 26, 2012 1:43PM


Have you ever lost digital family photos of your kids? I remember I used to use a site, I think it was Ofoto or something and after it got aquired, maybe a few times, I lost the first few years of pictures of my daughter Kenzie I missed any warnings that… Read full post »

JUNE 14, 2012 2:54PM

Climbing Higher


Wow…it is quite an experience to see ones child rock climbing for the first time.

The other day at a party my daughter exhibited no hesitation and climbed right to the top of the wall (at least four stories high) and then to gleefully belay down bouncing her way down… Read full post »

JUNE 7, 2012 10:25PM

Shoreline Journal Magazine

I was pleasantly surprised to get one of those free neighborhood magazines today that was actually very informative, community based, and appeared out of nowhere for free. I live in a neighborhood called “Pinehurst” that is kind of on the edge of Seattle and Shoreline, this is a Shoreline… Read full post »

JUNE 7, 2012 3:14PM

Paying With Checks?

Does anyone actually use checks anymore? If so I’m not sure why, I just used a check recently for example that was deposited much later…and it was about $10 short to be covered and so I got a $29 dollar fee despite having made a $50 deposit as soon as I… Read full post »

MAY 30, 2012 10:33PM

Man Who Gave Birth To You


I just got an email with a message that mentioned something about this….it started out with “Father’s Day” something or other and I had all these warm fuzzy feelings about my husband but when I saw something about a man giving birth to me?? Really??

I don’t know… Read full post »

MAY 28, 2012 10:55PM

My Kids…

My kids drive me crazy,
Yes all three,
The whole lot.
They say they’re not tired
but they are
yet the’re not.
They cry and they squeal,
choke each other,
and squeal,
They’re driving me nuts
Yes they are
but they’re not. Read full post »

MAY 28, 2012 7:28PM

They Lied To My Child

But they said...

Just a moment ago I was looking for something I could relate to, maybe some advice about how to deal with a situation that we are seemingly facing quite a bit, which is people lying to my child. What I found was a lot of advice for dealing with…

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MAY 28, 2012 11:13AM

I want a “Hybrid Minivan”

I just found myself again googling “hybrid minivan” and it doesn’t look like we have one yet…as I get closer and closer to being a minivan mom I am watching closely…if you are interested in this too make sure you follow the comments as I’ll post updates there as I… Read full post »

Wow, I heard a preview yesterday on KUOW about this book, I meant to listen to the show but totally missed it. It talked about a novel that has an interesting “cure” for office sexual harassment. I even asked Geoff to remind me but we both forgot and well, yeah.… Read full post »

MAY 24, 2012 12:24AM

Mother Nature Giving Birth


Every now and then we get to experience something beautiful like this…a giant lily bud from Mothers Day in mid bloom.

We actually witness it all the time..transitions from one form to another, but that moment when the transition is made is often so fleeting it can be… Read full post »


My babies like to eat the flowers!!

MAY 9, 2012 3:55PM

Losing Google Ads For Now…

I just clicked through a couple of my sites and gasped…how could that guys face be on MY page?? I do not want to be linked to the baseball glove in any way shape or form, and while I understand that he’s a customer of google so they are letting his… Read full post »

This kind of blows my mind…I’m listening to the Freakonomics radio show and apparently flowers, the cut flower bouquets have a HUGE carbon footprint. There was even a woman who talked about the possibility of plastic flowers being (gulp) more green!

Personally, I’m sad to think abou… Read full post »

APRIL 27, 2012 11:09AM

Gift of Dahlias…

Yesterday I started a new 29 Gifts cycle with planting some bulbs…some surprise Dahlia bulbs that I’m hoping will spread and flower over the next year. Really I hope they sprout this year but I just came across this article … Continue reading Read full post »
APRIL 26, 2012 4:34PM

Starting Over… 24 Gifts!

I have been a fan of Cami and her book for as long as I can remember…I have started out doing the 29 Gifts in 29 days before but don’t think I ever completed it…I’m going to get started again … Continue reading Read full post »
APRIL 19, 2012 8:20PM

Pink Goo I Could Do…

I have been vaguely paying attention to the whole pink goo debate…I can see how it is gross BUT I can also see how pink goo COULD be really good. Through my Paleo journey for example, I definitely see the … Continue reading Read full post »
APRIL 17, 2012 4:47PM

How Do You Get Multiple Sclerosis?

What is Multiple Sclerosis? It stands for multiple scars on the brain. Signs and symptoms vary quite a bit for each person who is eventually diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis also greatly varies. When a person goes … Continue reading Read full post »
APRIL 3, 2012 11:43PM

Wow. Have you ever felt like your worlds were colliding? Today this is happening to me in a major way. I haven’t been blogging much about it but my housecleaning skills are close to non-existent…I have been absolutely feeling lost … Continue reading Read full post »
MARCH 23, 2012 4:32PM

My Legacy

After some sort of disconcerting conversations I saw on Facebook I have been thinking a lot about the kind of legacy that I would like to leave for my children, grandchildren and all the other people who know of me … Continue reading Read full post »
MARCH 23, 2012 11:27AM

I Missed Her…

I finally looked up Susan Powter the other day…she is someone who was selling her knowledge via STOP THE INSANITY!!! …and had such a compelling story of finding health through food that it was impossible for me to ignore. I … Continue reading Read full post »
As you know I am fascinated with all of the potential causes, variables, triggers and genetics things related to MS. One of the most recent articles that caught my attention was found in a local magazine called “Natural Awakenings” it … Continue reading Read full post »