Kim Kinzie

Kim Kinzie
Kim Fogarty Kinzie is a former prosecutor turned writer. After many years arguing in court, Kinzie opted for a kinder, gentler career writing training manuals for cops and lawyers, the most popular being the one and only “Massachusetts Prosecutors Guide: Operating Under the Influence.” Now she is a stay-at-home mom of two young boys and a regular contributor for Motif as of March 2013. She recently published her first novel, Conscious Unparenting™: Our 1970’s Spin on Modern-Day Motherhood, which she co-authored with a childhood friend. Her book seeks to start a parenting movement that’s less kid-centric, more parent friendly. She and her co-author blog about their movement, and all things retro-parenting at www.consciousunparenting.com.

Articles by Kim Kinzie

Locale Profile: Fortnight -- Not Your Mother’s Wine Bar
February 1, 2017 No Commentby

Locale Profile: Fortnight — Not Your Mother’s Wine Bar

  With craft cocktails and whiskeys being all the rage, sometimes you just want a great glass of wine. Not ...

Locale Profile: Mosaic Restaurant -- The Middle East Finds a New Home in Rolfe Square
November 30, 2016 No Commentby

Locale Profile: Mosaic Restaurant — The Middle East Finds a New Home in Rolfe Square

If you’re like me, then you’re thrilled anytime you hear of a new restaurant that boasts an ethnic cuisine other ...

Monrovia:  West African Soul Food Meets the Best of the South
August 3, 2016 No Commentby

Monrovia:  West African Soul Food Meets the Best of the South

Many years ago my husband and I vacationed on a tiny island off the coast of Belize called Caye Caulker. The island ...

Icy, Creamy, Healthy Sweet: A Cookbook, Not an Oxymoron.
June 15, 2016 No Commentby

Icy, Creamy, Healthy Sweet: A Cookbook, Not an Oxymoron.

  As a child of the ‘70s, my memory of frozen summer treats includes Popsicles loaded with red dye number ...

Outdoor Ambience and Good Food? Yes Indeed
June 1, 2016 No Commentby

Outdoor Ambience and Good Food? Yes Indeed

Al fresco dining — it’s something we New Englanders pine for all winter long. We relish swatting away flies and ...

Namaste with IPA (or Chardonnay)
April 20, 2016 No Commentby

Namaste with IPA (or Chardonnay)

Have you ever been in a book club? I’ve been in several – I’m in one right now – and ...

No Compost Bin? No Problem: An Alternative Way to Turn Your Food Scraps into Compost
March 2, 2016 No Commentby

No Compost Bin? No Problem: An Alternative Way to Turn Your Food Scraps into Compost

I really want to compost. I even bought this functional plastic bin with a lid and some compostable biodegradable bag ...

Happy Cows Come From … Rhode Island?
March 2, 2016 No Commentby

Happy Cows Come From … Rhode Island?

Remember that documentary Super Size Me, where Morgan Spurlock tells his tale of eating only McDonald’s food for 30 days ...

A Lesson About Moderation: Do We Drink Too Much?
February 10, 2016 2 commentsby

A Lesson About Moderation: Do We Drink Too Much?

In my last article I talked about my personal relationship with alcohol and asked the question: Do I drink too ...

A Lesson About Moderation: One Mom’s Relationship with Alcohol
January 13, 2016 1 commentby

A Lesson About Moderation: One Mom’s Relationship with Alcohol

I don’t have a drinking problem, but my drinking had become a problem. It last summer, when I foolishly did ...