Must Listen to Podcasts

Crime Junkie This true crime podcast features a new episode every Monday with best friends, Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. I’m a HUGE true crime fan, and have listened to almost every top true crime podcast there is. Crime Junkie is undoubtedly my favorite podcast. I’ve listened to every episode. Ashley is extremely organized, andContinue reading “Must Listen to Podcasts”

Moms & Self Care

Self care is a term that’s so ubiquitous that it’s almost lost it’s meaning. But at its most basic, self care is caring for ones self. It’s making sure you’re looking after yourself and your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Self care, to many people, is unfortunately associated with being selfish. There is thisContinue reading “Moms & Self Care”

More Sunshine, Less Screen Time

Summer is here, and that means we are soaking up as much outdoor time as possible. Whether that is going to the park or backyard, being outside is a way for kids to use their imaginations and play. Many kids in the upcoming generation are reluctant to run out the door for playtime. Outdoor playContinue reading “More Sunshine, Less Screen Time”

Getting Your Family on a Routine

This past weekend was Independence Day. Aside from going to a parade, my family stayed home. We blew up a pool, bought the kids some sparklers and water balloons, and played outside. As much as I wanted to go to the fireworks, it just wasn’t ideal for our kids schedules this year. Our littlest (12Continue reading “Getting Your Family on a Routine”

Why I’ll Say No To Extravagant Birthday Parties

Over the last decade, and particularly since Pinterest got big, birthday parties have been over the top. Drip cakes, balloon garland, giant inflatable bounce houses, and even petting zoos. Where did all this come from! When I was a kid I didn’t have any of that, and somehow still had a blast. Everything now seemsContinue reading “Why I’ll Say No To Extravagant Birthday Parties”

Healthy Snacks for Kids

When I first became a mom, 9 years ago, I didn’t always think about the foods I was feeding my daughter. It wasn’t until she was a couple years old and I started to have stomach issues. Then, I didn’t know I had Crohn’s, but I knew food played a big factor in the wayContinue reading “Healthy Snacks for Kids”

Introduction Post

I’m Kristin! 👋🏻 I am 32. I live in the Quad Cities (𝘐’𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵 3 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴) with my boyfriend Kyle, and three kids, Paisley, Paxton and Pierson. I know all about chaos, messiness, tantrums, loud noises, and stress that go along with raising kids. On this account, I share just that… whatContinue reading “Introduction Post”