Kris Fisher

Kris Fisher


My Trash Is My Treasure

My Trash Is My Treasure

Hi. My name is Kris and I’m a hoarder. That sounds so extreme. Thanks to that TV show, when I hear the word “hoarder” I instantly think of piles and piles of dirty diapers, old mattresses, empty to-go containers and mountainous piles of general belongings. I’m not at that extreme yet. Our piles usually just […]

My Kids Can Still Surprise Me

My Kids Can Still Surprise Me

Earlier this summer, I had an old friend of mine die. She was more than a friend, she was my radio partner and a highly creative and fun person. Even though we hadn’t spoken (outside of Facebook) in years, her death crushed me. However, I didn’t want to write about it. Death isn’t a fun […]

These Things Only Happen to Me

These Things Only Happen to Me

I recently had another one of my Griswoldian adventures, a brief moment in life where my luck closely resembles that of Clark W. Griswold. I’ve written about these from time to time. Today will be another entry into the journal of shame. I have three kids in sports this fall. Quite ambitious, I know. For […]

Dude, Where’s My Kid?

Dude, Where’s My Kid?

We celebrated the first birthday of the kids’ fall birthday gauntlet last weekend. I call it the fall gauntlet because the spring gauntlet is for the adults’ birthdays. I don’t know how, but it just kind of worked out that way. Most of the adults in my life have spring birthdays. Most of the kids’ […]

School Daze

School Daze

My kids have been back in school for a week now. I learn new stuff about their schools each year. Sometimes, I re-learn things that I had forgotten over the summer months. Either way, here are some of those things: My kids love the thought of getting up way earlier than they have to. Each […]

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

I received a barrage of pictures from my brother over the past week. He was having one of those weeks where you’re having so much fun that you want to share that good time with those close to you. Only, the emerald green waters of the Gulf coast don’t have quite the same soothing effect […]

Here Comes Deebo!

Here Comes Deebo!

Saturday, as my youngest son, No. 4, was parking his bike behind my car in the driveway, it fell. I watched it from the upstairs bedroom and thought, “I’m going to forget it’s there in the morning and run it over, I just know it.” Surprisingly, I was wrong. I didn’t run it over because […]

The Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge

Some really good friends of mine had to make the incredibly tough call to send their furry family member to the Rainbow Bridge recently. No, they didn’t send uncle Frank and his abnormally hairy neck to any “alternative lifestyle” nightclubs. They had to put their beloved pet down. It’s an insanely tough call to make. […]

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

I had to do something today that I never like doing. However, I do it at least once a year. I put two of my kids on a plane to fly across the nation for a couple of weeks. It was No. 2 and No. 3, the step-version of my kids. They have grandparents, aunts, […]

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Smells Like Teen Spirit

I’m less than a year into my tenure as the father of a teenager and I think I’m losing. I’m not sure if I’m losing a game, a battle or a war… maybe all three. When I tell people who have been through their own dreaded parent-of-a-teenager years of my struggles with my teen, they […]