Who The Flicka?: Marie Bollman

Who The Flicka? is an ongoing series where we spotlight our amazing contributors and make them answer our questions.

Marie Bollman is the author of WTF posts like “10 Reasons Being in Your Mid Thirties is Fabulous” and “Is Comparison The Thief of Your Joy Too?

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? What do you do?

I’m a SAHM mom (aka: Queen of the Castle) from Minnesota. I’m a wife to a work-travelling husband, a former Special Ed. teacher, a dance mom, football mom and basketball mom, a blogger, contributing author in The Mother of All Meltdowns, quite possibly the world’s worst cook, a wannabe runner and a CNN junkie. I’m convinced that raising a 10 year old is harder than having a newborn. Right now I’m stressing over what happens to my life after our youngest goes to kindergarten next year. I spend every day just muddling my way through motherhood. You can read about my (mis)adventures on my blog, Make Your Own Damn Dinner.

How many kids do you have?

We have two boys and a girl, ages 10, 7, and 5. My boys are constantly crashing around, and my girl is girly to the max! We have a pretty great balance. Life is a whirlwind right now. But I love it!


Most embarrassing moment?

In middle school I was sitting in a desk behind a boy I had a mega-crush on. I was resting my head in my arms on the desktop. When he turned around to talk to me I sprang up with a huge smile on my face, only to realize that my braces had gotten caught on the sleeve my sweater. There was a huge string unraveling from my arm all the way up to my mouth. And it took me a decade to get it untangled. My mega-crush totally made fun of me, and I wanted to crawl under a rock and die. Middle school is the worst!!!

If you could trade places with anyone in the world for a day, who would it be?

No question…Kate Middleton. I would love to experience what it’s like to be that degree of perfect! The clothes, the jewels, the beauty, the husband, the money, the accent. All of it! I’d love to experience all of it. I’m kind of obsessed with the British Royals. I truly believe I was meant to be one of them. (What the hell happened?!?)

What is your favorite four letter word?

That’s like asking me to chose my favorite child! Well, I have HAVE to narrow it down….Shitty. (That’s 6 letters. Oh well.) When I’m mad I love describing everything as ‘shitty.’ Being a contributor on WTF has definitely NOT been shitty!