Stories by Kymberly Foster Seabolt

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?

In the name game, just who are you?

Thursday, December 19, 2002

I’m the real Kym Seabolt, says columnist Kymberly Seabolt, or at least she thinks she is.

When nobody knows the words, ’tis the season for a silent night

Thursday, December 12, 2002

Let’s face it: No one really knows all the words to There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays, or even The 12 Days of Christmas, for that matter. Columnist Kym Seabolt prefers to just hum along.

If you can read and share this, thank a preschool teacher

Thursday, December 5, 2002

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt pays honor to those arsenals of construction paper and paste, boo-boo magicians and holiday program planners we call preschool teachers.

Give thanks for traditional feast fare

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Don’t let the waistline police interfere with your holiday menus. Columnist Kym Seabolt urges readers to just say ‘no’ to nouvelle cuisine.

A new friend and family plan: Parents

Thursday, November 21, 2002

It’s time for parents to stand up and be parents, not friends, says columnist Kym Seabolt.

Christmas: To have and to hoard

Thursday, November 7, 2002

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt reflects on holiday shopping and stampeding toy riots.

Don your grown-up get-ups for Halloween and every day in between

Thursday, October 31, 2002

Columnist Kym Seabolt has just the Halloween costume suggestion for you adults: How about the “Sensitive Male” get-up, or the “Informed Voter” disguise?

Shop ’til you drop your senses

Thursday, October 24, 2002

Columnist Kym Seabolt’s mother never bought a Veg-O-Matic based on the lure of TV commercials, so her daughter is not about to succomb to the lure of the “Perfect Pancake” maker, either.

Giving credit where credit is past-due

Thursday, October 17, 2002

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt promises she’d pay her $76 gas bill – if she actually had natural gas service. Collection agents still hound her for the fictional bill.

Love beyond measure: Wine glasses for weddings, mugs for marriage

Thursday, October 10, 2002

It’s just an old coffee mug, but for columnist Kym Seabolt, it’s a symbol of wedded bliss: slightly worn, slightly comforting, but always present.

Smoke obscures reality, mortality

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt says the anti-smoking warriors and the surgeon general just don’t get it: Teens are immortal.

Getting real with reality television

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Why, oh why, do Americans like watching “reality TV?” Columnist Kym Seabolt wants to know (and to vote off the real network executives).

America begs you, keep the change

Thursday, September 19, 2002

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt recalls the “New Coke scare” and, with proof from a McDonald’s lawsuit, proves that America doesn’t like change.

Lessons learned from a tractor

Thursday, September 12, 2002

It was a rusty old tractor, one destined to push columnist Kym Seabolt’s marriage into divorce court until, well, you’ll just have to read her column this week to find out more.

Spritz, spray, wipe: In defense of dirt (and other healthy snacks)

Thursday, September 5, 2002

All those veteran moms who picked up the baby’s pacifier off the floor, wiped it on their pants and popped it back in baby’s mouth knew something after all, says columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt.

Life Out Loud:Banish clutter? Banish the thought

Thursday, August 29, 2002

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt explains why she refuses to declare war on household clutter.

As American as mom, hot dogs, and passing the buck

Thursday, August 22, 2002

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt offers commentary on the need to pass responsibility for our own irresponsibility.

Committed to committees: How to run government without trying

Thursday, August 15, 2002

If you’ve ever sat on a committee, or ever worked with one, or even tried to talk to one, you’ll know exactly what columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt is talking about in this week’s column.

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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.