Author Archive | Kristin R.

The Gross Truths of Parenting

The Gross Truths of Parenting

There’s a saying in our house: “Parenting is 25% mental toughness and 75% dealing with bodily fluids.” Mere moments after the first sweet smell of perfect newborn head, kids will undeniably test parents’ propensity in dealing with truly gross, crime-scene-worthy messes. Becoming a parent will give one the strength to handle and laugh at, the most cringe-worthy parts of the […]

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Building Your Village

Mom Friends: How to Know if You’ve Found a Keeper

Let’s be real for a second. Husbands are great. We need them as our companions, partners and Netflix-watching comrades. Moms, sisters, aunts, mothers-in-law, they are all invaluable resources and sounding boards. Coworkers can be like extended family. But girlfriends, more specifically “mom friends,” are our lifelines. Life is sweeter with mom friends. Sure, friendships existed […]

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Be Kind, Your Mom Says So!

Be Kind, Your Mom Says So!

Dear Sons, In the three short years I have been a mom, our country has seen some tumultuous times. Tragedies like Newtown and Ferguson, the Jewish community shootings, and most recently in Charleston, have been troubling and heartbreaking to watch and reflect upon. Heated debates over marriage equality, racial injustice, income inequality, and even a […]

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