Stories by Kymberly Foster Seabolt

About Kymberly

Warm, witty and just a wee bit warped, Kymberly Foster Seabolt is a native of Kent, Ohio, who survived childhood exposure to disco and grew up to marry and move to the country. Her column weaves her special brand of humor with poignant, entertaining, and honest portrayals of parenting, marriage, and real life. She currently lives in northeastern Ohio with her husband, two children, two dogs, two cats, and numerous dust bunnies who wish to remain nameless.

It’s time to say Happy Other’s Day

Thursday, May 8, 2003

‘Mother’ is not an occupation? Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt ran headlong into that bureaucratic black hole the other day.

Ode to the imperfect mother

Thursday, May 1, 2003

It’s not easy to be the “perfect mother,” the one who always has to eat the heel of the bread loaf, says columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt.

Let them eat cupcakes … if Daddy brings some home

Thursday, April 24, 2003

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt discusses her husband’s valiant cupcake quest.

My name is Kymberly and I’m an auction addict

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt thinks auctions need an “addictive substance warning.”

Tests start even before your kids enter school

Thursday, April 10, 2003

Is America’s future resting in the hands of children well educated in taking tests and little more? Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt raises her hand.

Out on a limb: The tree and I

Thursday, April 3, 2003

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt is trying to get to the root of a bureaucratic problem that could leave her out on a limb.

Learning to let go is a hard lesson

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt lost two of her pets this month. Telling her two children was the hardest thing she ever had to do.

Heck no we won’t go – to the Oscars!

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Since when did Hollywood stars become foreign policy experts? Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt questions the public peace-making credibility Sean Penn and other president wannabes.

Parenting: It’s sure not for sissies

Thursday, March 13, 2003

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt discusses the hidden side of parenting… the one fraught with anxiety.

Good-bye to the old Neighborhood

Thursday, March 6, 2003

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood will always live on, although columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt wishes more of us would pause to visit the old place now and then.

Snow day primer for the young and restless

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt gets sick of snow days and children’s snow-day etiquette.

Easy targets for a taxing situation

Thursday, February 20, 2003

There are plenty of “sin taxes” that could be applied, if Ohio’s governor Bob Taft takes the advice of columnist Kym Seabolt.

Accepting the miraculous on a wing and a prayer

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Columnist Kymberly Seabolt voices the feelings of many, as we watched the Space Shuttle Columbia dissolve in front of our eyes.

Real Life: As seen on television

Thursday, February 6, 2003

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt can’t figure out why reality “as seen on TV” isn’t available for the rest of us.

Seabolt: Driving Miss crazy

Thursday, January 30, 2003

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt laments over whether to make the switch from four-door sedan to mom mobile, better known as a van.

Just picture it with digital enhancement

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Why is actress Kate Winslet whining about photos that were manipulated to make her look thinner? Columnist Kym Seabolt just wishes someone with an airbrush would do something with her hair.

Studying real problems… like a failing beauty potion

Thursday, January 16, 2003

Rather than launching telescopes into outer space, columnist Kymberly Seabolt wonders why we don’t use that money, and intelligence, for the good of the people instead. “A bizarre, torridly hot planet with clouds and raindrops made of iron was discovered by astronomers using a new technique designed to search for Earth-like planets in far-off solar […]

Striking a blow for parental unity

Thursday, January 9, 2003

Columnist Kym Seabolt says its time to stand up for her parental rights: two 15-minute breaks and hazard pay for slumber parties.

Take a look at the good new days

Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt reflects on the magic of the holidays, and every day, through her children’s eyes.

2003: Resolving to be a whole old me

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

A new twist on an old habit: Columnist Kym Seabolt proclaims her New Year’s resolutions loud and clear. Or should that be unresolutions?

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