Blog Post, Single Momhood

The only thing we have to fear is … teenagers

This week's column for It's a Southern Thing is about things we fear in the South. It was inspired by a Facebook post about a crazy-ass woodpecker that sets off people's trypophobia. You can read the new column by clicking here. The post reminded me of a little piece I wrote for "Fairly Odd Mother:… Continue reading The only thing we have to fear is … teenagers

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Your regularly scheduled Bigfoot report: How to tell if your Sasquatch is Southern

How do you know if you are being stalked by a Southern or Northern Bigfoot? It's a question science wrestles with, by which I mean laughs at. Below is an excerpt from my book "Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales of a Weird News Reporter." To order a signed copy for $15, email kellykazek@kellykazek.com.  A… Continue reading Your regularly scheduled Bigfoot report: How to tell if your Sasquatch is Southern

(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

Here’s what to expect if you go to the National Cornbread Fest – and you should

Guest blogger alert!! Today's blog post is by none other than Sweetums (aka my hubby Wil Elrick). We recently spoke together at a class on Quirky South and I decided to share some of Sweetums' vast knowledge about the South with my readers. The following is his review of the National Cornbread Festival in South… Continue reading Here’s what to expect if you go to the National Cornbread Fest – and you should

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‘Ma’am’ and ‘sir’ offensive? We have a politeness crisis, y’all

The excerpt below is from a column that originated on It's a Southern Thing. Click the link at the bottom to read the full column or go ahead and click here now. Southerners, we have a problem. There are people in the world who are telling us we shouldn’t call people “ma’am” and “sir,” which… Continue reading ‘Ma’am’ and ‘sir’ offensive? We have a politeness crisis, y’all