Who The Flicka?: Kathy Radigan

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

This week’s featured contributor is Kathy Radigan, author of posts like “I’m No Longer A Fun Mom” and “Top 10 Reasons I Won’t Lie About My Age“.

Where are you from?
I am a born and raised New Yorker. I grew up in the suburbs of Long Island and swore that once I left home to go to school, I would never, ever return. After 14 years of living in my beloved Manhattan, 5 of them with my husband, we moved to a house in Queens and then four years later moved six blocks from my childhood home. Yes, my kids go to the exact same schools I did. Never in a million years did I think I would be one of “those” people. But I love it!

What do you do?
I am a full time mom of three and a part time blogger and writer. I can be seen regularly on The Huffington Post and of course What the Flicka. I also have been featured on Scary Mommy, TODAY parents, Yahoo, What to Expect and other online magazines. I publish a weekly essay on my own site, My dishwasher’s possessed. And yes, it really is possessed.

Do you have kids? How many?
My husband and I have been married for 22 years and have three children, two boys, 16 and 10 and a daughter, who is 13. They are the reason I have no more brain cells but I adore them so I consider the trade-off to be fair.

Most embarrassing moment?
I have so many embarrassing moments that a better question for me is, what you is most recent one? And that would be last Friday when I was in the market shopping for dinner. I noticed a lot of people looking at me and wasn’t really sure why. That is until I got in my car and realized that I had been wearing my raincoat inside out.

If you could trade places with anyone in the world for a day, who would it be?
My daughter has significant special needs that make communication extremely challenging. I would love to spend a day as her so I could have a better understanding of how her amazing mind works.

What is your favorite four letter word?
I am not one to curse but when I do nothing quite packs the punch like a good old fashioned F***!