Bratt Pack & Friends
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Are you signed up to Kay’s News to regularly hit your inbox? I hope you are! Comment below if you are and tell me what you like to hear about most from me! Don’t forget that Hazel Bea has her own article in it, too. Plus other goings ons around here with the Pack: …Read More
Whatever Will Be, Will Be
Approximately three years ago, my Ben and I moved into our dream house. Working with awesome builders who became very good friends, every tiny piece of the home was designed to our wants and needs. We went with the modern farmhouse design. Gray floors, white shiplap. Black leathered countertops on one side and gray/white marbled…Read More
You Are Not Your Body
I was trying to clean out my inbox a bit and came across an email I wrote in 2008 that I thought many of you might relate to. Back then I was seeing a renowned rheumatologist who was trying to teach me a better way to deal with my pain. One of the things I…Read More
A Thanksgiving Gift for You!
Hello all, Many years ago I was blessed enough to have the opportunity to go live in China and work in an orphanage with children who changed my life. One of those children inspired a short novella, called The Bridge, because he was abandoned at a historical bridge in town. Little Fei Fei is blind,…Read More
Spreading Kindness Without Big Commitments
Spreading Kindness Without Big Commitments When I lived in China, I felt like I was doing big things to make the world a better place. Sure, not as big as some but with every surgery we were able to fund, every child switched over as adoptable, and each item we offered to make their lives…Read More
Happy New Year!
The Bratt Pack and I wish you a very happy new year! We have some great things to look forward to in 2022, including a wedding, then a visit from my youngest daughter who lives in Maui. Who would’ve ever thought that when she went there four years ago for a job, that she’d…Read More
What’s the Point of it All?
Do you feel like you live life with a purpose? In my opinion, the unhappiest people I know are the ones who haven’t found their purpose. They live life as though it’s drudgery and get through each day, go to bed, then wake up and do it again. Some of them do it with a…Read More
Yorkie Rescue of The Carolinas and Me
As Director of Advocacy for Yorkie Rescue of the Carolinas (YROC), I do a lot of tasks to advocate for our rescue doggos. Things like website maintenance, newsletters, graphics, contracts, fund-raising.. etc.. But I love it when I can foster. A few of these ended up as foster fails, I’ll admit. But that’s usually when…Read More
The Room (short fiction inspired by photo)
The Room Kay Bratt 9/16/2021 (previously published in my author/reader group called MY BOOK FRIENDS) It was once Gracie’s favorite room in the house but as she entered today, it greeted her fondly, asking why she had been away so long. A place where she could escape to read a book, write a letter,…Read More
A Harrowing Ordeal in China
A Harrowing Ordeal in China Never take your love for granted as it can be yanked from your life in a heartbeat. ~Kay Bratt As the mammoth creature swayed its back to and fro, I looked down from our perch on its back to shiver at the sight of the steep drop off only…Read More