I’m Kay, a mother of five wonderful kids and wife to one terrific, sometimes overly safety-conscious, guy. I’m calendar challenged and am a founding member of the Women’s Auxiliary for the Organizationally Impaired. Sometimes I’m caught singing while driving the many carpool miles I’ve logged on my car. In my head, I look & sound good – ready to audition for The Voice. The kids might disagree.

I’m very regular, but along the way interesting things have happened. My resume includes The White House, The Staubach Company, Bank of America, & couple of start-up cottage businesses. But, though it involves weathering many an eye-roll, I love most my job as mom. With every trip to the DMV to encourage a scared 16yo with the same “you can do this” they’ve heard/endured over the years, my heart breaks a little. I know all too well that the days of them sitting close next to me are quickly coming to en end.

One of the interesting things that happened a few years ago is this blog. Bothered by the way pressures of the world have such power to steal the joy out of everyday situations and realizing that I’m not alone, I figured why travel it alone. So I pretended like I was 10 years younger than I am and joined the blogging world. Who knew that a few of books would come from it. Or that some incredibly fun opportunities to chat with folks (who know a lot more than I do) would dot my calendar.

Which leads to a new favorite activity – the Say Something Show, a-come-as-you-are vodcast for walking life’s roads (relationships, friendship, parenting, hardship, entertainment,…) together. It’s a spot similar to this blog, but without all the reading.

So – themoatblog (as putting a moat around our homes, together) is a come-as-you-are sort of spot where regular rules. Because around these parts, we really like each other and our friends just the way they are – each in their own YOU-nique – endowed by the Lord – beautiful gifting.

Thanks for walking the road with me.


p.s. If you live here or if you’re ever in Dallas on a Tuesday morning, we would LOVE for you to join the conversation at Neighborhood Studies where a group of gals gather each week to contemplate together God’s Word and His love for us. It’s a very regular, open & honest environment – kind of like themoatblog, I hope.


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Kay Wills Wyma is blogger, author, vodcaster and mother of five. With candor and humor, she has tackled troubling societal issues like youth entitlement (Cleaning House), comparison-pressures (I’m Happy for You, Sort of, not really), and stress-laden Overwhelmed in her book Not the Boss of Us. Her latest book The Peace Project (May 2021) invites readers to join another Wyma experiment: science proves the benefits of thankfulness, kindness and mercy individually; magic occurs when they are practiced together. Kay hosts the SaySomething Show video podcast and is founder of Neighorhood Studies. She regularly speaks, contributes and is a guest on local, national and international platforms having appeared on the TODAY Show, CNN, The New York Times, Focus on the Family, Hallmark Home & Family, and more. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, she held positions at the White House, the Staubach Company, and Bank of America. Kay lives in the Dallas area with her husband, Jon, and their family.

On behalf of the Tablescapes committee and the entire crowd that heard your wonderful talk - thank you for sharing such an inspiring message and challenging us to replace comparison with compassion.

Hearts & Hands Tablescapes Luncheon Chairman May 13, 2016

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