Author Archive | Krista
When my oldest was “sleep training” (I don’t even really know what that term means, so I probably wasn’t truly sleep training), I worked long and hard to get him to sleep in until seven. He was definitely an early-to-bed, early-to-rise kind of guy. That was fabulous on the “to bed” part. Not quite as […]
It was simple. Almost too simple, really. But their advice actually seemed to be working. Was it a fluke? Maybe. But when you’ve recently welcomed baby number two and you have that first moment of utter chaos, that moment when everyone needs everything at the exact same time, usually with a multitude of tears and […]
When your water breaks, you know you need to giddy on up to the hospital. But when contractions are making you feel like you might die from the inside yet are still eight minutes apart, you call the hospital twice thinking maybe they’ll take pity on you this time and tell you to come have […]
So, are you ready for it? Do you have your notepad and pen out? Let’s be real – is the little yellow notepad up on your phone? Okay, good. Let’s do this.
Today is Read Across America Day. But as a mama with the heart of a teacher, a passion for education ingrained deep within my soul, Read Across America Day is every day. Read… It’s Worth It I’m fully aware that this is not everyone’s reality, though. Some kids absolutely dread reading. And some parents […]
It was love at first sight… Of a MySpace picture. I fell for his perfectly crafted black-and-white portrait right then and there. I didn’t even know his last name, but I didn’t need to. That was of little concern to my 15-year-old heart. Fast forward a couple of weeks, and I met […]
They will make the right choice because, when it comes to this, they won’t even see a choice. What they will see is a nonnegotiable. A standard. An expectation. A simple, basic, undeniable right for women to be treated with dignity, respect, and love, and that is that.
It is in this moment that I’ll remind myself, as I’ve done many times before, that I’ve actually already received every single one of these gifts. I don’t need them; they’re already mine. They may bury themselves down deep inside sometimes, but they’re there.
So this is where I dare you to make a change. I know it’s a big one, and I know it will take time. And you’ll undoubtedly fail at it daily, but just give it a shot. Shift your focus, stop taking the things in your life for granted, give thanks in all things, and […]