Welcome to The Missing Niche, my name is Karen – I am the crazy behind all this decency. I’m not sure how you found me, but I’m glad you did. What now? Well, you could spend lots of time reading my articles or you could go do some housework, take a nap or squeeze in a round of golf. Let me assure you, my blog is far more interesting than golf!
In September 2013, I was laid off and decided to start a blog simply as a means of entertainment, it has evolved into something far more important. Each week I interview a different family, not just any family, a special family. A family whose circumstances are different from mine, yours and each others. A family with a story to tell, I am honored to be the person who is telling you their story. It’s that simple. I am a storyteller.
Listening to them tell me about their lives, their children and their obstacles, I am able to share with you, their friends and their families, things you may not otherwise know. You may learn a little about each circumstance, but you will learn a lot more about how each family copes, their pet peeves and, what you should and shouldn’t do when you encounter a family like theirs. Although I shed some tears with each story, it’s not clinical and serious all the time. There is lots of humor thrown in to keep your attention. Sometimes I may even throw in a crazy fun fact.
Many people ask if I have special needs kids, I don’t. I’m not a doctor or a therapist, you can’t find medical advice here. You can find love, support, understanding and tolerance. My primary goal is to give a voice to families that need one.
Navigating through my blog you will find the Special Families page where the stories are shared – be warned, you will laugh, cry, get angry and experience a lot of emotions. In the end, you will walk away with a new outlook. Each week, I choose a person from the family who is especially deserving of some love and award them the Human of The Week. They get bragging rights, their face in the sidebar and a cool magnet. If they like, they also get to choose their favorite recipe to be posted for all to enjoy.
How do the families feel about the stories I write? Well…
“The true test of good writing is your ability to make someone cry! Congrats! You did! Thank you for helping me to see us in a different light. It amazes me how we look from the outside in. It is wonderful and well written.”
“Thank you! Sharing this with our families and friends let us tell them things we have a hard time putting into words. Instead of worrying about offending them, they realize they have been offending us. It’s so great that they are finally hearing us!”
“When you first asked to write about us, I went all Mama Bear and wanted to know more about you. I loved what I saw, you have just the right touch of humor, information and compassion. We are honored to be a part of your blog.”
As if that isn’t enough to keep you busy, I share some thoughts on parenting, what I’ve learned while blogging, current events and day to day happenings. Enough variety for you? I hope so! If not, and you’ve got a topic you’d like to read about, let me know! That’s why I’m here, to tell your stories.
When I am not spreading love, I am a Mom to 2 boys, a wife, and a professional. My son has encouraged me to start running again, I love digital scrapbooking and the beach is my favorite place to be. Juggling everything gets tough but if I’ve learned anything from this blog, it’s that I’ve got it pretty easy. I’ve spent 20 years in an office and if you really want to know about that, you can take a look at my boring LinkedIn profile. I’d much rather you read my blog, it’s far more entertaining.
Start anywhere you like, pick something random or choose a topic from that tag cloud over their on your right. Since reading my blog is free, I can’t offer you a money back guarantee, but I would love to hear what you think about what you’ve read. Please feel free to comment and come back often!
Nice to see you here.
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