About Me

the jet-setting mama

 

Hi! I’m Katie. I now have two adorable tiny human that calls me mommy. I spend a lot of my time writing, whether it’s blog posts, essays, proposals, short stories, or novels. I have an obsession with lipstick because Sephora is evil and addicting. My friends nicknamed me Krumbles in college because they couldn’t pronounce my last name. I’m a Type A most of the times, unless I’m a Type B. My closet is color-coordinated, I’d forget what I’m doing each day if it wasn’t in my calendar, and I’m slowly embracing this thing called “meal planning” because I really need to get my ish together. I love a tall glass sauvignon blanc, an ice-cold dark & stormy, and almost any pasta dish. I’ve been to the majority of Europe, some of the caribbean, and quite a bit of the US and Canada. Although, I’ve booked vacations literally all over the world. If I haven’t been there yet, you can bet it’s probably on my list!

When I was just a little child, my parents threw me into a Canadian maroon van that had blinds on the window (fashionable, I know), seated next to my brother, and headed for our next adventure. I fell asleep, my mouth wide open, drool slowly dripping down my chin, and when I awoke, we were in another country. This is how I spent three years of my childhood, traipsing around Europe every weekend with my family. Needless to say, ever since I’ve been chasing my next adventure while writing any kind of story I can. Whether it’s a young adult fiction novel, a travel dating story, or my struggles as a single mom, I love writing in any of its forms. Luckily now I can add writing about my hunk of a partner, Jordan, and our lively, creative kiddos.

I’d love to hear from you! Please use the contact info below to reach out. Happy Reading!

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Contact info:

Email: TheJetSettingMama@Gmail.com

My “official” website: http://katiekarambelas.wordpress.com

 

13 COMMENTS

  1. Wendy murphy | 28th Aug 18

    I read the story you wrote about loosing your Mom was so good and so accurate that I really needed to thank you. I just lost my Mother and even though you and I have never had the chance to meet, I felt like there was someone else out there that knew what I was feeling, and that really helped me. Everyone thought I should have been over it as soon as the funeral was over, and right now I don’t know if I will ever get over it. My daughter and I were my Mother’s care givers, keeping her alive the past 31/2 years and now I had to let her go. I was helping until after she had taken her last breath and the funeral home took her away. I miss her every minute of every day and yes I cry a lot and have never been known as a cryer. I have been hiding out taking some time for me and really haven’t felt like being around people right now . This is a lonely path to be on but one that we will all travel one day. Your article really helped me in so many ways and I would just like to say Thank you for sharing your story. I hope others can read it before loosing their Mothers and help them appreciate what a beautiful gift she is. I would give everything I own for one more day, one more I love you, one more hug, one more look at her beautiful face. I am sure you understand and would probably give the same. Sincerely Wendy Murphy

    • Katie | 11th Sep 18

      Hi Wendy,

      My apologies that I’m just now seeing this! I’m going to respond as soon as I get to a computer. ❤️

      Katie

    • Katie | 21st Jan 19

      Hi Wendy,

      Your story touched me. I apologize I never came back to this like I inteded. Suprisingly, I have gotten a lot of messages over the last year from others reading that article and finding me through here and gmail, facebook, instagram, etc. It has been a blessing and a curse. I feel a tremendous amount of pressure to be all-knowing and give advice for how to get on with life after the loss of a mom… but in the same breath, I know that I’m just struggling as much as the next person. I do know that there are some things that heal the loneliness, although I’m sure this is different for everyone. For me, it’s my children, my fiance, writing, reading, etc. Doing something that I know my mom would have been proud of helps too. I’m sure there are things in your life that would brighten your day – I hope you still do these things. It’s hard to “stay strong” and honestly, you shouldn’t ever feel like you need to. Losing a parent is hard. Don’t let anyone ever take that away from you. You are allowed to grieve however you need for as long as you need.

      Hugs,
      Katie

  2. CptKD | 31st Oct 18

    I’ve always been a ‘Writer’ of Sorts!
    Poetry, Short Stories & Lyrics for my Musician Friends . . .
    I Lost my Mom but a few days ago & In in that loss – I am LOST!
    IHAVEI NO WORDS!
    It took all I had to type “I lost my Mom – Now, I’m lost, too”
    &
    Google – Happened to bring me, right to ‘YOU’!
    Thank You, for your words of Insight!
    Knowing & Simply, ‘GETTING IT’!
    I’m feeling so broken, brokenhearted & Broken-Spirited!
    With no place to hide, nor any desire to even really do so …
    The ache is intense – Most Immeasurable & Deep!
    &
    There is NOTHING,
    That can bring it, any resolve or relief!

    I just want my Mommy back … 😢

    • Katie | 21st Jan 19

      I feel your pain, CptKD. I’m so glad you found me and my words may have helped in some way. I hope you are getting on as best you can and being kind to yourself. Hugs.

  3. Richard Ceballo | 11th Nov 18

    Morning Katie,
    I just came across your article about “Losing Moms”… I just lost my wife-Unexpectactly and my 8 year old son lost his MOM……Your words of wisdom has supplied me with encouragement and sound advice I can try and transfer to my son……This is not a road I want to be on, and I have not taken many steps…. My focus is on my son and help him get through day by day…..But, your words somehow expressed how I have been feeling. And, I wanted to say thank you and God bless you and your family because I know it takes a lot of courage and strength to write the things you write. But, Thank you….

    • Katie | 21st Jan 19

      Hi Richard,

      I wish I could reach through the screen and give you a big hug. Losing a partner is not a pain I have experienced directly, but I know from watching my dad lose the love of his life how terrible that kind of pain can be. While I think it is admirable that you are focusing on your son, I hope that you have been kind to yourself as well. You both are going through something very hard. Make sure you lean on one another. <3 It helps to have someone to walk the path with. Thank you for your kind words. While I like to think I'm full of strength and courage, it's in my blood to write how I feel. I guess you can say my mom gave me that. <3 Hugs.

  4. Rachel | 5th Dec 18

    Hello! My husband and I had our first child last year. We were joking about the next step and he suggested starting a travel agency called Here or There! When I saw this page I had to reach out 🙂 Love how you’ve created a business around raising your family! Very inspiring!!!

    • Katie | 4th Mar 19

      Thank you so much, Rachel. Good luck! 🙂

  5. Fay | 21st Dec 18

    Hi Katie,
    I lost my mother to cancer as well. It hasn’t even been a year yet. Reading your article was helpful because at times, I feel so lost and no one that is not a part of the ‘I lost a mom club’ gets it. I had a good cry while I read your article. Thank you for taking the time to do that.

    • Katie | 21st Jan 19

      Hi Fay,

      Thank you for reaching out to me. I apologize that I’m just now seeing your note. Sending you lots of hugs, love, and light. I know this journey is not easy and I’m sure the holidays were extra hard this year. Please make sure you take care of yourself. It’s easy to get lost in your grief. I’m here if you need a friend. <3

      xo, Katie

  6. Kaa | 27th Feb 19

    I read your article about losing your mom and I can connect I lost my mom from cancer too at 6 years old and 11 years old now I’m still greiving it really helped me thank you

    • Katie | 4th Mar 19

      I’m glad it helped. <3 I'm here if you need to talk.

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