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Kerry Trotter

Former Content Manager at Word on Fire

Kerry Trotter holds a Master's degree in Journalism from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Kerry acted as the Content Manager of Word on Fire prior to the birth of her second daughter, Tess. Tess joined forces with little June Trotter, making Kerry a very busy mom and freelance writer in the Northern suburbs of Chicago, where she lives with her husband Greg.

Kerry Trotter Latest Blog Posts

Why I Don't Have an Elf on My Shelf

by Kerry Trotter . December 06, 2016 . 1 Comments

Today, on the Feast Day of St. Nicholas, we're delivering a message: you're being watched. But before any panic sets in, remember it's not a bad thing. Kerry Trotter explores the intercession of both saint and Santa, and...

“The Simpsons” and Homer's Paternal Odyssey

by Kerry Trotter . August 16, 2016 . 0 Comments

In the blue, early light of a frigid winter’s morn, I answered my crying newborn’s call. Shuffling into her bedroom with one sleepy eye opened, I deftly scooped my daughter, June, from her crib, held her war...

What's So Funny About Catholicism?

by Kerry Trotter . November 23, 2015 . 2 Comments

“If it bends, it’s funny. If it breaks, it’s not funny.” I saw Woody Allen’s 1989 film “Crimes and Misdemeanors” while I was in college, some years after it was released. The mo...

Saints: Gerard Majella and A Mother's Worry

by Kerry Trotter . October 16, 2013 . 0 Comments

We could all use a little help, but Kerry Trotter is feeling like a lot of help is in order these days. She's due with her second child any day now, and is exercising her maternal right to worry needlessly, needfully, ex...

The Visitation and a Pregnant Pause

by Kerry Trotter . May 31, 2013 . 4 Comments

We’re going to start this blog post with a familiar scenario: Kerry, lost, in the Word on Fire blog content meeting. I flip through the Ordo, scour the Internet, and sift through the dusty manila files of my taxed ...