We have a confession. Mini pumpkins baffle us. Every grocery store produce bin is overflowing with these stunted gourds. They beg to be gathered up and thrown in the cart, but then what do you do with them year after year? Plop one on the mantel? Throw ‘em in a bowl? We’re the HolderMess Family […]
About a year ago, I felt like I needed a nap every day. I was a total snoozefest—tired all the time. My monthly cycles were out of whack and painful. I gained about 10 pounds over the course of a year. But the real kicker was when I went to my primary care doctor and […]
Fall is in the air… No, it isn’t. It is still 90 degrees in October. Check the calendar, North Carolina! We may have sweat all over this project, but it will be a super cozy blanket once fall eventually decides to show up. Pull it together! Of course, no Nailed It video goes on without […]
In the beginning… The OG telephone was invented 169 years ago and the cell phone was invented 45 years ago. And the purpose of those inventions: voice calls. Not emojis. Not filling up your internet cart. Not Swipe Lefts. Listen, we love the poop emoji, online shopping and finding love, but why do those things […]
Kim Holderness | Sep 2018
Even if you don’t know how. I have a confession. I read 43827 books on what to expect when pregnant. I was fully prepared (but still shocked) when giving birth. But, I haven’t had a minute to read a book on how to actual parent these children they let me take home from the hospital. […]
Kim Holderness | Jul 2018
We’re doing something big and scary. We’re writing a musical, assembling it song by song, in hopes it finds a home on a stage somewhere one day. While most of the songs Penn writes are parodies (changing the words to someone else’s work) here he’s writing his own. The musical, at this point, will center […]
Kim Holderness | Jan 2018
I love a new year. Some people roll their eyes at resolution-makers, but not me. If resolution-making were a hobby, I’d finally have something to write in that awkward space on forms at the doctor’s office. (BTW, why does the doctor care about my hobbies? In case they’re dangerous, so she can talk me out […]
Kim Holderness | Jan 2018
A YouTube lesson for parents While scrolling through your Facebook feed in the last week or so, you may have seen some headlines about a YouTube star who made a video apparently showing a lifeless, hanging body in an area of Japan widely known as the “suicide forest.” It’s vile and dangerous, and it affects […]
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All is fair in love and the remote control war. Be a fly on the wall in our living room. It’s a family affair.
The little ones running wild. After school warriors. Where imagination runs wild.
When making things in the kitchen goes horribly wrong.
Football, using your hands… you know, man stuff! A man’s weekend vacation spot.
What’s on mom’s brain? Motherhood at its finest. Being a mom is a full-time job.