Hello, and welcome!
I’m Katie; author, owner and blogger of Domestic Debacle.
I live in the ‘burbs of Dayton, Ohio with my family (born and raised, a true home-town gal). We’re known for those bros who invented the airplane and a massive Air Force Base. We’re cool like that.
(Photo credit: Better Images Portrait Studio)
I can’t cook,
clean (I can totally clean almost anything now), sew and I have an unnatural love for polka dots. So hopefully you’ll get a good laugh at my attempts at being “domestic”. And I use that term loosely.Very, very loosely.
In addition to blogging, somehow I find time to substitute teach pre-k and volunteer at my daughter’s school. Growing up, my ambition was to be Disney’s Snow White, without all the cooking and cleaning. Somehow I missed that train!
I’m a wife to “J”-my chef, gamer, geek, webmaster, blog designer, information security professional and romantic that I not only love, but also like! This man wears many hats.
Mother to “M”-my wild 7 year-old Disney princess, first grader, semi-professional drummer, Monster High addict and skull collector who keeps me on my toes and makes me sleep with one eye open.
I love everything and anything Disney. Big time! J and I got married there in 2003- our wedding has been featured in several news outlets and the 2010, 2011 and 2012 versions of the Passporter’s guide to Disney World.
I also try to keep up with the events and discounts being offered at Disney World to help my readers save time and money. From time to time you’ll find these listed in the “Debacle on Disney” Category. If you’re here looking for Disney World trip tips, you can find those here.
Vintage “looking” clothing is something I rock. I once met Tim Gunn, and he was all like “I love your vintage dress!” and I was all like “Thanks! I bought it at Target on Monday for $20!” and then he was all like “No way!”. True story. And there’s photographic proof:
Looking for media? I’ve got your media right here:
M and I have been featured on the Kohl’s a Minute for Kids campaign for Dayton Children’s Medical Center. You can see a copy of the video/commercial here. I also performed a radio podcast that was broadcasted on several popular radio stations in the Miami Valley. For the link to this, please click here and continue to the “Safety through the ages” MP3. It is still currently being broadcasted. I’ve also recently been on Living Dayton (WDTN and Today Show affiliate), as a mom blogger/product expert. Click here to see links to all of my segments. I’ve also been a featured Mom’s Roundtable guest several times on Mom Talk Radio with Maria Bailey. I have also recently been featured on BuckeyeFirearms.org, DanaLoeschRadio.com and Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy.com.
In addition to television and radio: I’m a Soft Scrub Captain, Ragu Mom’s the Word on Dinner brand ambassador, P&G Tide Fabric Care University graduate (and Tide Project Runway winner- judged by the one and only Tim Gunn), Feld Family Activator, Claritin Mom Crew brand ambassador, Kleenex Softness Worth Sharing brand ambassador to Blissdom 2011, Mickey Moms Club member, Team Mom member, Clever Girls Collective member, Mom Central VIP member, One2One Network Featured Member and FamilyFriendlyDayton.com managing editor.
So not only am I active on the internet (you can even find me on Facebook and Twitter)- I am also active within my community. I’m heavily involved in our church, homeless shelter, local children’s hospital, my daughter’s classroom and school, PTO, music/drum lessons, sports teams, library and various charities.
So sit back, relax and take a look around.
I’m all about connecting, so if you have something to say- don’t be shy!
If you’re looking for someone to handle an event, conference, interview, review, giveaway, Twitter Party or something else: I’m your gal! Fill out my contact form or email me at Katie(at)DomesticDebacle(dot)com, and I’ll get back with you as soon as possible!