Originally from Kansas City, Kristin met her husband, a Seattle native, in Germany. The military brought them to Memphis, and they chose to stay after transitioning to Reserve duty. While it is hard to be away from family, they love this city so much that they bought a house in Midtown where they are raising two spunky daughters, E (May 2013) and L (January 2016), and a curious son E (November 2019). Kristin considers herself to be primarily a stay-at-home mom, but she occasionally escapes the shenanigans to teach college-level writing classes. If she had any spare time, she’d spend it curled up with a good book in a blissful state of hygge. Her family is happiest when on an adventure, especially camping, riding bikes, or enjoying all Memphis has to offer.
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Oh, The Things You Can Recycle!

The beginning of a new year always provides the feeling of a fresh start (mingled with the "post-holiday slump," but that's another post). I wish I could go all KonMari on my house, but...

I Live Under a Rock

Several weeks ago when driving home from swimming lessons, my husband asked me if I had heard about what was going on in the north Memphis neighborhood of Frayser. I glanced in the backseat...
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What I Forgot about Being Pregnant

As I am firmly entrenched in the third trimester of my third pregnancy, I can't help but reflect on my experiences this go-around. However, since it has been three years since the last time...

“Mama, I’m Hungry” :: Quick and Easy After-School Snack Ideas

My children know that whenever they proclaim, "Mama, I'm hungry," I will immediately answer something along the lines of, "Hi! I'm Mom. Nice to meet you." Yet they make this statement approximately 17 times a...

Kindergarten Survival Tips for Moms

This week I dropped off my big girl at school for her first day of first grade. What a difference a year makes. Sure, it was a bit chaotic, as first days tend to be, but...

Camping with Kids

“Adventure” is a high-frequency word at our house. Anything from a visit to Bass Pro to see the fish to a bike ride around the neighborhood can be labeled an adventure just to make...

Moms Who Mobilize to Help a Sister Out

I am not a Southerner. I still don't fully understand the double-name thing, I didn't have a clue what "smocking" was before I had children (my deprived children still do not have anything appliquéd),...
MMB/baby stuff

I Don’t Pay for Babysitting

It's true. I don't pay for babysitting. No, I don't have extended family in town, and yes, I do let other people watch my children. I may be cheap frugal, but the real reason I don't...
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Let Your Kids Get Hurt

There have been many defining moments in my motherhood journey so far, but one stands out in particular because of what another mother taught me not to do. Several years ago, I was at the...
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I Don’t Have a Hobby

I've been seeing the following bumper sticker gracing the backs of minivans around town: "I used to be cool." I'm sure it primarily pertains to the drivers' surrender (or upgrade, depending on your position) to a...