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Kristin Billerbeck
Silicon Valley
Author of Chick Lit & Women's Fiction Wife of One, Mother of Four
Interests: music, literature, learning, current events, writing, soccer, books, psychology, politics, culture, pop culture, publishing, great shoes, everything! fashion, other people's point of view
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This case that recently happened in Sacramento (where my son is a teacher) showcases everything that is wrong with family court. It assumes that all parents deserve access to their children and even if it protects a victim from her... Continue reading
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I'm not going to lie, I can get behind this year's sexiest man. Paul Rudd has been quietly entertaining us for years without taking credit for the star that he is. I mean, he's charming, he's funny and he seems... Continue reading
I’m working in a dog spa right now to get out of the house. I know what that dog is. They’re gorgeous. It’s the dog in one of my favorite movies. “As Good As It Gets!” Sent from my iPhone
Thank you for this. It’s actually very helpful. I’m daughter is getting married so I’m traveling a lot and I can’t get a dog until after June. I’m grateful for that but at the same time jealous of your houseful. I’m very sorry about your baby. I just had no idea how difficult it would be. What kind of puppies did you get? Sent from my iPhone
She did! I'm so happy to have her here. I remember when you lost Poppet. I didn't know how connected one could be to a dog. But it makes total sense when they listen to us talk out our dialogue all day. I'm trying not to be creepy with other people's dogs, but I get that need for puppy kisses!
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My author friend Sibella moved to Arizona recently and we met up to shop for vintage furniture. I told her every time authors get out socially, an angel gets their wings. Let's face it, writers live in their heads most... Continue reading
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This is the worst kind of hypocrisy to me. Once, I knew a woman who couldn't teach at BSF because her husband had been divorced when he married her. At the same time, I knew a woman actively teaching in BSF who was having an extramarital affair. That's why we can't judge. We have no idea what's going on in someone's life. I once counseled this woman not to divorce her husband or she was making that choice for her kids. Blah, blah, blah. I was so passionate in my pleas. Turns out, she was being horribly abused in that marriage and he was telling everyone she was a drunk -- when she didn't drink. I learned my lesson young, that you have NO idea what is going on in a marriage so while no one should try to break up a marriage, not all marriages are images of God's love for His church. I'm so glad you and your ex found healing and din't turn from God because His people were ridiculous. : )
That's my old girl, Fiona. She is nearly 14!
I get fired up sometimes. LOL
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I was raised Catholic. As a Catholic, you are taught from a young age that God sees everything. What other people think of you is inconsequential because God sees all. And hell is scary. When I started dating an evangelical... Continue reading
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Happy Easter all! I hope your day is glorious and you are finally back together with your loved ones after so long of a celebration. My DIL made prime rib and homemade green bean casserole (as in no canned cream... Continue reading
I didn’t watch this season. I hope the girl has grown since then but means girls usually stay mean. I am upset Chris is gone over this. I believe the bachelor was looking for an excuse to not marry. He’s a commitment phobe. I think all the girls dodged a bullet. But in fairness, is usually feel that way about the Bachelor. Jake Pavelka and Juan Carlos for example. Sent from my iPhone
Ugh. This fixes nothing. People have to start fighting back. I mean, Dr. Seuss? Mr. Potatohead? We are losing rights by the moment. Sent from my iPhone
It’s a legit fear now. They played Psycho on TCM last night and preached something on gender fluidity. Um no. It is explained at the end of the movie. And it’s called Psycho! 😂 Sent from my iPhone
Scarlett is on TCM tonight. And I’m taping it. Though I know it by heart. It’s kind of shocking it’s not canceled yet but Dr Seuss is. I love Gone with the Wind and I’m not apologizing for it. No roots in the south. Just love the story and the clothes and the characters. Sent from my iPhone
All these attacks just lose their power. It’s everything. Everyone. Let’s say the whole world is racist. How does it fix anything? If the whole world admitted to being racist, it still doesn’t fix the problem. We need solutions. Not cancel culture. Come on, Dr. Seuss?? Sent from my iPhone
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Okay, I'm not watching the Bachelor this season, so I had a really hard time figuring out why Chris Harrison was canceled. Here's what I can figure out. A girl on "The Bachelor" went to an antebellum party in 2018.... Continue reading
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Thank you. I sure hope we get a wedding! It’s in 2022 right now. Sent from my iPhone
I would get your aunt to say she needs a companion to help her. My friend’s daughter got married at Donner Lake since her Tahoe place got canceled. I was uninvited with Covid. Sad. Sent from my iPhone
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I'm the sparkly, princess, ballgown sort. Well, not anymore, but when I was young and getting married. My dress was typical '80's glam and I still love it. But now, my baby girl is getting married and wow, times have... Continue reading
I hear you. The church does not feel comfortable if you don't speak in a sweet, southern accent and call everyone darlin'. Now I'm being snarky, but I wish we looked to the Bible for definitions instead of church culture about what is acceptable.
I grew up in the shadow of Stanford. Before Silicon Valley was Silicon Valley, but it's always been an intellectual haven. I'm used to being the dumbest person in the room with emotional intelligence. It was my superpower. If this... Continue reading
Yes, Jonah and I both laughed out loud a few times. Oh maybe I should up my spy skills. That might make for an interesting book.
I suppose being a novelist would be considered a touchy-feely job, but that is not my personality. Even though I'm an INFP, I have a harder edge because I want people to do the right thing -- even when no one is looking and I will call them out for it.
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My son was here this week so we watched "Hubie Halloween" which is a new Adam Sandler movie on Netflix. It's a throwback to all of his other movies and I for one, loved it. I am not above stupid... Continue reading