career, family

Kristen’s 2018 in review: A year of amazing, grateful change

Looking back on 2018.... I think this may have been the best year of my life thus far. On January 8, during the Alabama-Georgia national championship game halftime, I took a pregnancy test. I was nervous because Alabama was behind, and I had an extra test available…. it was positive. I was pregnant! We went… Continue reading Kristen’s 2018 in review: A year of amazing, grateful change

family, life

Mommy Brain: How pregnancy has changed me

I'm nearly 37 weeks pregnant... we'll hit that in 2 days, at which point I'll be full-term with my and Brian's first child, a boy. A baby, not mine. Photo by Jernej Graj on Unsplash I am so fascinated at how my mindset and attitude have changed over the course of this pregnancy. Hormones have hijacked my brain,… Continue reading Mommy Brain: How pregnancy has changed me

family

The Happy Stretch: Christmas and My Birthday

Growing up, I always enjoyed the time between Christmas and my birthday in early February. During that five-and-a-half week stretch, I would enjoy the Christmas holidays while out of school, followed by New Year's. Then, I would start planning my birthday party and birthday wish list based on what I didn't get on my Christmas… Continue reading The Happy Stretch: Christmas and My Birthday