I am Kathryn Young Thompson, a 30-something mother of 3 young children, Laylee, Magoo and Wanda. I am a Canadian transplant, currently living in the Seattle suburbs and enjoying life immensely.
Daring Young Mom is a play on words from the old song “He floats through the air with the greatest of ease, this daring young man on the flying trapeze.” I love the juxtaposition of images between a graceful acrobat and my staggering attempts at motherhood.
After Magoo was born in May 2005, I was “advised” to find a hobby to help with some postpartum anxiety. I told Dan that I thought I’d try my hand at writing for publication. He “advised” me not to choose a hobby that involved masochistically sending my handiwork to publishers like a lamb to the slaughter. So I chose instead to narcissistically send the intimate details of my life out to the internet like a pig to a pedicure.