Author Archives: Kathleen Buckstaff


About Kathleen Buckstaff: Kathleen Buckstaff is an award-winning author, columnist, performance artist, cartoonist and photographer. She currently writes for The Huffington Post and wrote regularly for the Los Angeles Times and The Arizona Republic. Kathleen performed her one-woman play to sold-out theatres in CA, AZ and NYC and expanded the play into a book called The Tiffany Box, a memoir which was honored in 2013 as a USA BEST BOOK AWARDS finalist. Kathleen’s book Mother Advice To Take With You To College: Humor, Inspiration and Wisdom To Go was released in March of 2014. Kathleen’s abstract photographs of lilies were exhibited for the first time in April of 2014. Kathleen has a BA in Creative Writing from Stanford and a MA in Journalism from Stanford. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, their three children and their dog Lily.

Love Someone and Say It Out Loud

“Late bag,” the man behind the counter said.  “It’s less than 45 minutes before your flight.”

“I’ve been in line almost that long,” I said.

“Sorry,” he said. “We can’t […]



The Best Thanksgiving Recipe: Gratitude Bags-prep time: 5 minutes

gratitude bags, family, thanksgiving

Leaves are falling off trees, which means it's time for me to take out my recipes. When it's my turn to cook Thanksgiving dinner, I choose recipes from both sides […]



A Mother Writes About the Purpose of Motherhood

I remember well the feeling of going from being a twosome­­­­­­—a married couple without a child—to a threesome—new parents with a baby.  The leap was tremendous.  My husband and I […]



Cake, Ice Cream and Hospice

Every now and then I hear a story that touches me.  Dan, my husband, had an old friend in town from Wisconsin.  I knew his friend’s father was home under […]