about kathleen forbes / kapachino

Photo by Chelsea Laine Francis

Hi! I’m Kathleen. I’m a wife and mother in my 30’s living just outside of Houston, Texas.

I’ve been married to my husband David since October 3, 2008. You can read a little more about our wedding here and see pictures here. David generously puts up with my blogging habit. :)

We struggled with infertility and miscarriage for two and a half years before giving birth to our daughter Meredith on July 20, 2011. We welcomed our son Liam into the family on January 17, 2014. Jury’s out on whether or not we will have more kids (he says no, I say maybe)!

I’m a working mom, and I’m passionate about learning to thrive with this lifestyle and helping other moms do the same. I’m an oncology nurse at an outpatient infusion clinic and I find it extremely challenging and rewarding, and I’m getting better and better at making the most of my time at home with my family. Self care is high on my list of importance, including taking time for personal interests and projects.

Documenting our life tangibly is important to me. After several years of experimenting, I have figured out my memory-keeping framework; Project Life is at the heart of it. I also enjoy many other forms of crafting.

I am always reading and listening to an audiobook. I don’t get through them very fast, but I do plod along consistently and usually read about fifty per year.

I am interested in natural and simple living, and am slowly making changes in my life and in our household to reflect those values.

liam at one year

My life is jam packed (with goodness!) and to make the most out of it I’ve become a planner, a list maker, and a goal setter. I try to live with intention, even if that means I intend to let the dishes pile up and eat way too many M&M’s just this one time.

Some other things I like are: sending and receiving cards, Jesus, the feeling after I’ve exercised, soccer, dark chocolate, pedicures, automatic sliding doors, using cruise control during short trips, the semi-colon, songs that tell a story, foaming hand soap, fat furry animals, tulips, maps, a good sneeze, and tragic characters.

I dislike: seafood, asymmetry, baths, cockroaches, moving, recklessly fast drivers, smoking, bad or cold weather, beeping noises, clutter, sputum, politics, and gambling.

Welcome to my blog!

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