Mary Katherine Backstrom
Mary Katherine and her son Nugget reside at There you can find the dreams, recipes, and musings of a Southern mom. Not a perfect mom. Not a crafty mom. Just a normal, messy, slightly opinionated mama who is obsessed with lightning bugs and front porch swings. Y'all should be friends.

Are You A Good Parent?

It started with pregnancy. The day those two pink lines appeared, I felt the world stop moving. It was a wave of joy, fear, and squealing family phone calls. My brain was buzzing, and a giddy ...
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I Know Where Your Coffee Is!

There is one thing that moms these days can’t live without. It’s not the changing table, or the bouncer, or even black yoga pants. It’s coffee. And when the stresses of child-rearing and ...
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The Great Pie Lie

A lot of events led up to that very moment. Standing in line at Publix, watching  two pecan pies cruise down the conveyor belt in bubbly plastic containers. No self-respecting southerner can show ...
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