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.
My Kids Refuse To Let Me Post Pictures Of Them On My Social Media
They don’t want to pose for a picture if it means it’s going to go up on Instagram, and I have to be OK with that.
I’m Divorced. But I Still Celebrate My Ex-Husband On Father’s Day.
Regardless of how we feel about one another, he’s a great dad, and it’s important to me to recognize that.
I Steal “Me” Time In Tiny Moments And Yes, That Counts
Yes, even a run to Target counts.
Dating Is Totally Different After Divorce
You’ve gotten better at spotting the bullsh*t you don’t want in your life.
It’s A Mixed Bag Of Emotions When Your Kids Go On Vacation With Your Ex
How not to dread this time and enjoy the silence.
My Kids’ Hobbies Are Totally Messy, And I Don’t Even Care
Duck turds the size of tennis balls and grease all over the garage.
My Teens Are Getting Summer Jobs — No Excuses
To say teens are expensive is an understatement.
A 'Promposal' Primer For Newbie Parents, Because Kids Today
It's the latest social media trend, and I'm so glad my kids don't care.
I Bribe My Kids And I’m Not Sorry
It works, and it makes my life easier.
Taking Away Your Teen’s Phone Isn’t A Magic Trick
Sure, sometimes it’s the right punishment — but sometimes it’s just pointless.
Watching TikTok With My Teens Has Been A Great Bonding Experience
I resisted downloading the app, but I’m glad I gave in.
My Kid Didn’t Want To Go To College. Here's How I Got Over It.
Let go of your ego and fears.
I'm An ’80s Baby And I Quit Reminding My Gen Z Kids How Good They Have It
I realized how much I sounded like my parents, and it made me cringe.
Why I Let My Kids Fail
You don’t learn if somebody else is always swooping in to save you.
Screw Vacation, Give Me A Staycation
I don’t want to be a travel agent, trip planner, and cruise director. I want to sit on the couch.
5 Ways To Embarrass Your Teen By Simply Existing
Doesn’t matter how cool you are, they will find something to complain about.
I Wonder If My Marriage Could Have Been Saved With More ‘Us’ Time
Looking back, I might have done some things differently.
When Your Teen Wants to Dye Their Hair Pink, Just Let Them
And other things I’ve learned along the way.
Take It From Me: If You Are A Single Mother, Self-Care Will Save You
My Kids Will Always Have Chores Without Getting Paid To Do Them