Katie Bingham-Smith

Katie Bingham-Smith is a full-time freelance writer living in Maine with her three teens and two ducks. When she’s not writing she’s probably spending too much money online and drinking Coke Zero.


The Hottest Thing In Teen Fashion Is The Stuff We Used To Wear

I bet your teen is also demanding to know why you didn’t keep your “classic” Juicy Couture tracksuit, huh.


Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me That Your Vulva Changes As You Age?

Gray hair and crow’s feet I knew about — not this.

It Gets Better

No One Told Me What Sex Would Be Like In My 40s

If you thought your desire to be intimate has shriveled up and died forever, keep the faith.


What Happened When My Teen Deleted TikTok From His Phone

I didn't have anything to do with it, either — he made the call on his own.

New Year New Me

Forgiving Myself For My Divorce Took A Really Long Time

For years, I put all the blame on myself. Not anymore.

Road Rules

My Teen Just Got His Drivers Permit, And Wow, People Drive Like Jerks

Guys, there’s learners on the road. Chill out.

Generation Nope

A List Of Things Gen Z Apparently Has No Use For

Millennials had their day of canceling everything from department stores to diamonds. Now it’s Gen Z’s turn.

My Bad

I Thought This Post-Divorce Change Was Good, But My Kids Freaked Out

It was something so small in my eyes, but my kids did not like it one bit.

Winter Wonderland

My Kids Are Too Big For Christmas Magic, And It Kinda Kills Me

It’s an adjustment, that’s for sure.

Life Lessons

I Need My Kids To Understand Snacks Don’t Grow On Trees

Especially in this economy.

Best Time Of The Year

Yes, I Have Already Decorated For Christmas

Is it ever too soon?

Ug, Daylight Savings Time

Things I Do To Help My Teens Get Through The Short Days Of Winter

Seasonal affective disorder is a very real thing in my family.


I'll Never Regret Having Three Kids Under 3

It wasn’t the plan — but I’m so glad I did.


My Kids Are 'Too Old' For Halloween And Man, I Miss It

I know this is part of growing up, but I wish I could get one more Halloween with them.

I'm good

I’m 47, Single, And Not At All Worried About Finding Someone

I am more at peace than I have ever been.


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Sister, Sister

Shout Out To All The Sister-Besties

There is always a sense of comfort between us.


Let's Give Teens With Single Moms A Little More Credit

They're juggling a life they didn't ask for. Here's to them.

Body Image

I Have To Watch What I Say About My Body Around My Sons, Too

Too often, we talk about body image in terms of girls — when it matters for boys, too.

Based on my mood

Am I An Extrovert Or An Introvert? Who Even Knows Anymore?

When you’re a mom and forced to interact with strangers, things can get weird.