Stories from Kindra

Run baby. Run. | Story

Run baby. Run.

When she was 3-years-old, my daughter chased a boy around the playground until she threw up. She ran so hard and so fast that her body gave up before her will allowed her to quit. I wasn’t there to witness the event, but I knew exactly what it looked like. Me. Though I never ran until… Read more »

Born this Way Lady Gage Story by Kindra Hall

Born This Way

Each morning before school, my kids now watch the soul-soaring performance of Lady Gaga at #SB51. Then again… my son’s been a Gaga lover since before birth.   In the final weeks of my pregnancy I was all about Gaga. Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga’s Born This Way. I don’t know what it was about that… Read more »

Heartbreaker Story

Heartbreaker

I had a friend going through a break up. A hard one. A confusing one. One she wasn’t entirely sure was right. But she was at a crossroads and it was time to make a decision. We spent many hours together as she talked through the ruins and wondered which path to choose. It’s not… Read more »

Overwhelming Gratitude

Overwhelming Gratitude

You know that feeling? The one where when someone asks you how it’s going you have to physically restrain yourself from releasing a deluge of information including but not limited to the health of your children, the location of your spouse, and your crazybusy (yes, one word) schedule in the days to come and those… Read more »

Sitting at the Intersection

Sitting at the Intersection

My friend was in a car accident a year ago. A pretty big one. Big enough to crush his suburban into a small ball and launch it across a busy intersection. In the days following the accident, he told us the story. How he was stopped at a stoplight. How he looked in his rear… Read more »

Kara's Flowers Story

Kara’s Flowers

I got together with a mentor of mine the other day. It’s always a love/hate experience. What I love about seeing my mentor is he expects and believes great things of me. What I don’t love about seeing my mentor is I’m never as far along as I want to be. Sitting with him makes… Read more »

Unexpected Mindfulness

Unexpected Mindfulness

I recently watched a video online about intuition. It wasn’t anything fancy; just a young woman, sitting in a room, talking to the camera on her laptop. She talked about the importance of listening the little voice inside us—it’s our guide to true happiness. “Your intuition will guide you, all you have to do is listen.”… Read more »

Through the Window

Through the Window

We are considering a remodel. And while we are still at the beginning of the process, problems have already emerged. Namely, which child will get what bedroom. The kids aren’t fighting about it; they’re 4 and 2.5. It’s Michael. As we poured over the plans for the house like the Goonies examined their treasure map,… Read more »

Coffee with a Side of Scandal Story by Kindra Hall

Coffee with a Side of Scandal

I am a creature of habit. In fact, I am more than just an accidental creature of habit … I love my habits. I live by them. I can eat the exact same thing for lunch every single day for six months and love every bite. I ride the same spin bike, at the same time, on the… Read more »

The Gala

The Gala

It was January 2007 when I received the invitation to my very first charity ball. A gala, as Michael (my then-boyfriend) called it. I think it was an event to benefit children of some kind and while I was very excited to help children, I was equally as excited that I, me, would in fact be attending a gala. My… Read more »