Hi!  Welcome to the Kristen Hansen Brakeman website.  I write essays about parenting and daughter-ing, or whatever happens to irk me at the moment.

I’ve been published in the Huffington Post, New York Times, Washington Post, Working Mother Magazine, and LA Parent amongst others.  I’ve also been featured on the WordPress Freshly Pressed page and have had guest blogs on ScaryMommy,  Humor Outcasts, and the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop.  Also, I was voted Most Sportsmanlike by my fifth grade kickball team.


If you are an agent, or a gazillionaire who wants to start a publishing company, I have a completed manuscript!  It’s a collection of essays about raising my three daughters while also making sure my 87-year-old mom doesn’t wither away in her home, surrounded by a herd of angry cats.  There’s fun stuff in there like a piece about teaching my daughter to swear, another about shopping at the stinky and loud Hollister store, and one about my husband’s prostate cancer. Well, that wasn’t so much fun now that I think about it.

Please contact me at: Kbrakeman@earthlink.net

Oh, and check out my facebook page, and follow me on twitter @KristenBrakeman.

Wow, that sounds so needy.  Really, do as you please.

42 responses to “About

  1. Ever thought about writing a book someday?

  2. Kristen: Here is the Cowbird link to SEX DOLL… This is a story, and when my Nobel Prize winning facialist told it to me, I laughed so hard I almost fell out of the recliner. Had to do something with it,and this is the result. Enjoy! Blessings, Alex PS: Looking forward to reading more of your work, and, about those movie deals, more later…:)

  3. Thank you for the follow. Your blog is fantastic. It’s been a while since I checked out a blog and stayed for some time. I’m following you on Twitter now and will be passing this blog along in a tweet.
    All the best,
    Wendy McCance

  4. msuworld

    first time here …reading stuffs:)

  5. Hi…thanks for dropping by and looking forward to reading some of your reading materials….Good day!

  6. Thanks for following me. I admire your writing and will be following you too.

  7. Wow, you have an impressive list of accomplishments there! I am glad you found me. I am looking forward to checking out your writing.

  8. I have nominated you for an award. Mainly, this is to acknowledge that I appreciate what you are doing here and to invite you (and your humble readers) to see what I’m doing over in this neighborhood –


    If you wish to accept the award, great, click the link above for directions. If not, just keep doing what you are doing. Go on about your business as if I was never here.

  9. Thanks for the follow, and I’m looking forward to reading more from your writing.

  10. Thanks for the laughs. I’ve just been checking out your blog and found it hilarious and enjoyable to read. Great job.

  11. Your humor/writing style is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh. http://www.gustatori.com

  12. Nice. Good to meet you, always good to run into other writers who enjoy the ha-ha moments in life. :) Will definitely come back for more.

  13. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. I hope the you are able to accept. Please check out the rules on my blog Shaded bliss. http://shadedbliss.com.
    Best, Keira

  14. Kristen – I’m delighted to have noticed your “Ma’am” post on Freshly Pressed. It struck a chord (Loudly – I was working on my own ma’am diatribe just yesterday…)
    Very happy to have found a kindred spirit and delighted to become a new follower. Looking forward to continued reading…

  15. Merci pour le fait d’ajouter!!! d–0.o–b

  16. I have just discovered your blog and at the same time was nominated for the Shine On award. So, because you’ve given me something new and bright and shiny, I hope you will accept this from me.


  17. I just quit my job… Not sure I should have done that, but too late. I started blogging. Do you have any suggestions on the best way to get started.

  18. I’m so happy that you cut Tim Allen! :)

  19. Fun fun fun keep it up! Thank you… askatoddler.com

  20. How about a 5 picture movie deal ;p ?

  21. Kristen, did I miss your sign-up for email followers. I don’t use twitter. Well, I’ve signed up twice, but I am a twitter abandoner.

  22. Hi Kristin,
    Love your humour and your writing style! I’m now a fan and a follower! When you get the guy/person with the 3 picture deal etc, send me his/her phone number so I can stalk them too! You’re not the only one with scribblings tucked away!

  23. I remember in one issue of L.A. Parent, you got second place in Moms Who Write. The excerpt of your essay was hilarious!

  24. Thanks for the follow, I appreciate it a lot!

  25. Hi Kristen – Hope you forgive the slew of likes/comments on older posts as I made my way through your archives this a.m. in an attempt to get caught up on my back reading – Immensely enjoyed my visit here this a.m. – Thanks!

  26. Hi! Thanks for following my blog! I really enjoyed yours and look forward to reading more. :) (I know this sounds really general, but I’m new at this and trying not to sound like an over-eager fan of your blog. The truth is that it really made me laugh and I can relate to a lot of it).

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