Q & A

So… who are you?

I’m Katie. My main job is that of “mom” and I own a business working from home. My hobbies include napping and sleeping in. (Seriously, I love sleep. I don’t get enough of it.)


Who are your children?

I’ve got two girls – I refer to them as “R” and “E” on this blog for the sake of having a little bit of privacy. They were born in January 2013 and March 2016.


Why are there no pictures of your children?

Privacy. More on that here.


What’s your background?

I have a bachelor of arts in criminology and criminal justice with a concentration in law enforcement. In my life, I’ve worked as a utility worker and cashier in a grocery store, an office assistant for my university’s housing office, “coat check girl” at a local bar, an assistant teacher at a before school (and summer day camp) program, and as that girl in the copy center of a major office supplies store who has a horrible attitude problem. Now I work from home. It’s nice and I’m much happier.


Who’s your baby daddy/significant other/husband/man who puts up with your crap?

That would be Mike. He’s pretty wonderful… most of the time. ;)


Why “All Riled Up”?

Well, I agonized over the title of this blog for a long time. About a year or so. It was The Mommy Diaries for a while, and then Being Mommy, and then we went back to The Mommy Diaries, but I wasn’t happy with it. A friend of mine suggested the name All Riled Up because it was punny and I love puns. It was the first name that actually stuck.