As many of us are gearing up to attend blog conferences this summer, this 2014 post by Kristin Shaw seemed like a great source of inspiration! On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced before a special joint session of Congress the dramatic and ambitious goal of sending an American safely to the Moon before the end of the decade. At the time, the Russians were winning the space race. The U.S. needed a goal; something to aim for, both figuratively and literally. JFK set the goal nine years out to give the space program life… to tell the world … Read More
Kristin Shaw is a freelance writer, 2014 BlogHer Voice of the Year, and co-producer of the Listen to Your Mother show in Austin, where she is the mother of a mini-Texan. Her work has been featured at The Huffington Post; Washington Post; Brain, Child; Erma Bombeck Workshop; In The Powder Room; and Scary Mommy, among others. Shaw is also a consultant in the aviation industry and Director of Social Media for Airport Improvement Magazine.
In 2011, my friend Christine sent me a link with a note: “Read this link – I think you write a lot like her.” The link was to a small blog with about a thousand fans on Facebook. I wrote to the author, Rachel, to introduce myself and tell her how much I enjoyed her work. We started to correspond slowly about the challenges of motherhood, and I liked her immediately. I launched my blog shortly after that. As I started to get to know Rachel, I began reading essays from Devon Corneal at The Huffington Post, and I found … Read More