The first time I (Logan) ever read Kristen Howerton’s blog, Rage Against the Minivan, she was writing about one of her kids riding a bike through a pile of poop and it slinging backwards off of the wheel and onto her. I laughed til I cried. And over the years, Kristen has had me vascillating between laughing and crying whenever I read. She has a gifted way of asking hard questions and cultivating conversation. And whether we always agree or disagree doesn’t matter so much as the fact that we can always have honest, open, and thoughtful conversations that respect one another. She is funny, real, wise, and a gifted communicator. We are blessed to have both Kristen and her husband Mark (both licensed marriage and family therapists) joining us at Allume this year to talk about Blogging and Marriage. So please welcome, our friend, Kristen Howerton!
What sound do you love?
My kids making up their own songs
If you could paint a picture of a place you have been what would it be?
Cinque Terre, Italy
If you could learn to do anything what would it be?
I would love to play guitar
If you could pick anyone as a mentor who would you pick?
What do you do with 30 minutes of free time?
What’s free time? I don’t understand the question.
What would the dream birthday present be?
A trip to a beach somewhere warm.
What do you miss most about being a kid?
Not having to take care of anyone or anything
If gifted an all expenses paid vacation to anywhere where would you pick?
Capetown South Africa
If everything in your life aligned exactly as in your dreams, what would your life look like? Where would you live, what would you do?
Honestly, it looks pretty close to how it looks right now . . . being a writer and living near the beach in Southern California. If I could see that beach from my backyard, that’d be cool.
If I was coming to your house for dinner, what would we have?
Chicken with roasted poblano pepper cream
What’s in your purse?
About 3 burts bees lip balms, an ipod cord, some stray receipts, a kids’ necklace, my wallet, my sunglasses, and my phone.