The quick intro? We are April and Loren Kirk. We run this blog and podcast together. Believe it or not, we are the current wife and former wife of the same man. Although things weren't always civil, we are now not only the best of friends but business partners and co-parents. We decided to put down our weapons and work together instead, and it's the best decision we ever made.
Hey y’all, I’m April. I am happily married to my prince charming, Johnny K. Between my three biological children, two girls and one boy, and his three children, all boys, we are not so quietly existing amongst our beautiful chaos. I thank God for allowing me to experience motherhood. However, the real prize is when I was promoted to Lovie!
I know what you’re thinking, and yes, I am too young to be a grandma. I am forever 26!
I grew up a southern girl in small-town Tennessee. My parents divorced when I was young, and I spent the rest of my childhood in a blended family. For me, childhood did not last very long. Aside from being a hot granny, I am the OG teen mom.
Being a military spouse has allowed me to travel and call many places home. The gorgeous crystal coast of North Carolina has been where I call home for many years. However, my heart will always belong to Tennessee!
I received my degree in Criminal Justice from Chaminade University. Aside from knowing all the good places to hide the bodies, I am passionate about telling my story! It has taken me a long time to be comfortable in the skin I am in and to be able to explain just how I got where I am today is a huge blessing!
Organization, planning, and over-thinking are things I do like it’s my part-time job. I enjoy learning new things and challenging myself. If you tell me it cannot be done, I will make it my mission to prove you wrong. I enjoy going to the beach, running, reading, and practicing yoga!
I pride myself in being a lover of God, the world’s best Lovie and okayest mom, a mediocre – but experienced – wife, a loving daughter, a proud sister, and a loyal and honest friend. I am so blessed to have lived a difficult, yet rewarding life and enjoy being able to share my experiences with others.
Hi! I’m Loren, and I am 33 years young. I have been happily married, and even more happily divorced, twice. I am blessed to be the Mom of three boys. More recently, I have added bonus mom of two girls to my resume. I am lucky enough to have snagged a third man (God bless his soul), and together we co-parent five children…while hanging tightly to our sanity every day.
I am a Texas native and spent most of my childhood with my heels rooted in southern soil. After marrying into the military at 20 years old, I was fortunate enough to travel and live in so many unique places. Having settled my gypsy feet in the beaches of North Carolina, here is where I have called home now for the last four years. The itch to move still finds me from time to time, as I anxiously await to see where my future will take me.
I am a graduate of the University of Missouri with my Bachelor’s in Health Sciences, minoring in Psychology. I was never one to follow the crowd, and I always ran after anything I wanted. Nothing or no one could stop me and tell me otherwise. My rebellious and passionate spirit I had as a child, drove me to test the limits of adulthood and life. Never doing things the easy way, or the way I was supposed to, yet getting to the goal line regardless.
Being the oldest of eight children, I grew up in a big blended family. I am honored to now be able to share my journey of co-parenting and blending a family of my own. I have chosen to own my failed marriages and not let them mark me with a scarlet letter. I am proud to have loved and lost and to have gained so much from it all!
Realize they forgot their wallet when they're already at the store.
Down a whole bottle of wine....
on a Tuesday.
Send a million texts in a row with absolutely no shame.
Pack the kids lunchbox and then forget to give it to them.
End up on people of Walmart.
It was a rough day, okay?
While things look great now, they weren't always that way. There was once a time when we weren't friends at all - quite the opposite! If you want to hear about the bumpy road to what's now a smooth co-parenting relationship, check out our blog series hashing out all the details.