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  • Kristiane Smith
  • 40 years old
  • wife & mom
  • Kansas City

I had my daughter Andrea when I was 23 and I got my husband Rodney when I was 30. A few years ago I realized if and when I became a grandmother, my name would be Granny Smith. I love it!

Andrea is getting ready to start her senior year of high school and then she’s off to college. This means Rodney and I will be empty-nesters at 43 and 41 years old. Here’s Rodney and I:


We’re going about things as if we’re downsizing. We just put our house on the market to see what happens (for sale by owner) and are spending our extra time donating everything we don’t use and/or love and cleaning out the garage.

Join me as I chronicle this new phase in life. We may move to a smaller home out in the country… or we may move to a maintenance-free townhouse! Then again we may surprise ourselves and buy a place on lots of land and need a riding mower. (Though I kinda hope not. And I don’t think so).

Whatever happens, I’m excited to find out.


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