So, I have news.

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Nope, I’m not pregnant. But that’s what you thought, isn’t it? I promise you, you will NEVER hear those words from me again. Unless it’s an April Fool’s joke. (Consider yourself warned.)

I actually have some exciting news about a new professional development in my life. (Wow, I sound more professional already.)

I have a job! A REAL job! Well, it’s “real” if you count “writing about kids and pop culture” real. And I DO!

I have officially joined Entertainment Weekly’s new online “Family Entertainment Channel,” as a Blogger/Contributor.

I have already mentioned this to a few people and I’ve been asked the same questions over and over again. So let me anticipate your needs and answer them here:

How the hell do you always get so damn lucky?

I have no idea. (Maybe it was all those four-leaf clovers I ate as a kid?) But I’m very grateful.

What will you be writing about for EW.com?

Any topic that combines parenting/kids and pop culture. I’m pretty sure they hired me because they know my kids watch waaaaay too much TV.

Will you still write on this blog?

Definitely. I’m confident that the regular EW readers do NOT want to read about potty training and stretching underwear as I know YOU GUYS do. Am I right? Plus, I’m less inclined to discuss how often I lose my shit on a site that gets more than six readers.

 So, wait, they’re paying you to do what you’re basically already doing for free?

I KNOW, RIGHT??? (Maybe we can keep that between you and me?)

Where can I find your stuff?

Well, my very first column was posted TODAY and you can read it HERE. Check out the site and you’ll see how “The Family Room” is set up. It’s a fantastic resource for parents of kids of all ages. I’ll also post a link to every column from this blog.

Are you nervous about getting negative feedback?

A little bit, because I’ve been told that there are some serious crazies out there who don’t always appreciate the subtle nuances of SARCASM and who maybe take their entertainment blogs a bit too seriously. But I’m working on developing a thicker skin. (M&Ms should help with that, right?)

Should I leave comments over on EW.com pretending that I don’t know you, but saying how awesome I think you are?

Aw, aren’t you super sweet. If you must.

Seriously, how do you get so lucky?

Seriously, I have no idea. Did I mention that I’m very grateful?

18 responses »

  1. fantastic, congratulations, you must be over the moon with excitement. something to do other than ‘manage the family’!!! Have to say tiny bit envious. All the best…will be checking your blog right now.

  2. You are one of the funniest and most genuine writers I have ever read (seen? heard?) I enjoy your blogs so much even though I can only partially relate with my singleton 13 month old. Anyhoo, keep them coming. Brilliant stuff.

    • Alison, you are now officially my favorite person in the world. Let’s be friends. As for “only” having one kid? ONE IS ALL IT TAKES. After that, the rest just add noise.

      • Awww, that’s so nice of you to say. I think if we lived in the same state I would probably stalk you until we became friends. Even though I don’t have time to read very much (insert 13 month old), unless emails count, your writing is still the best and most enjoyable…

        Maybe we could exchange email addresses or become FB friends or something so this comment thread doesn’t get any weirder than it already is.

  3. So happy for your KMAC – maybe you always get lucky cause you deserve it!! Best of luck. And yes, when you said I have no, my first response…seriously…FOUR….phew.

    xoxoxo EW is one lucky brand…they’ve got the best talent!

  4. That is AMAZING! I am so genuinely excited for you and extremely jealous of you all at the same time! I am a jumble of emotions 🙂 Congrats, KMAC! You deserve this…and all the M&Ms that go with it.

  5. Congratulations!!! Not that I am surprised…. just one read of this amazingly talented blog and I too would have hired you for a “real” writing job (that is if I had the empire to hire anyone other than a babysitter)! So happy you will be continuing with this blog, though, because I am in desperate need of some potty training humor! I am psyched that now I will have two awesome articles of yours to read on car line! Way to go!

  6. Awesome news Kris! I am so excited for you. With your wonderful personality and talent, how can you miss!! Another winner!! Congratulations!

  7. Hi Krissy- BIG BIG CONGRATS on your gig. I handle PR for Radio Disney and LOVE your post on The Compromise today with the nice shoutout. Would love to connect with you and talk more about how we can work together.

  8. Woohoo! Congrats, this is so awesome. Way to go…you now have the right to yell, “Do you know who I am?!?!” whenever you don’t get your way because you’re basically famous.

  9. THANKS EVERYBODY! I’m going to try to not let all this positive feedback go to my head. I’ll do my best to remember you – whatever your name is – when I get very, very famous.

    (Obvs, joking. Really appreciate all the well wishes! Lots of fun stuff ahead!)

  10. It’s not that you are lucky, it is that you are extremely talented! So happy for you Mac and can’t wait to read your other blog 🙂

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  12. You are so interesting! I do not suppose I’ve read anything like that before.
    So nice to find someone with a few original thoughts on this issue.
    Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This site is
    something that is required on the internet, someone with a little
    originality!

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