Kristen M

Kristen is an Alabama native, sort of. As the daughter of a military man, she was born in England and spent the first 5 years of her life there, but Alabama has always been her "true" home. She was raised from then on in Wetumpka, Alabama, which is famous for the movie "Big Fish" and most recently the town was chosen to have a remodel by Ben and Erin Napier, who are stars of the HGTV show "Hometown". Kristen graduated in 2004 from Auburn University where she met her husband Jeff; they've been married 15 years. They have four children together, ages 12, 10, 10, and 3 and reside in Homewood. Kristen has had a versatile career which extends from owning a local fabric/sewing shop in Homewood, AL to recently working as a Team Lead for the popular babysitting app.

Christmas Traditions :: Mine, Theirs, and Ours

Family Tradition Being a deep south girl, traditions are stacked high in my family. So, obviously, the Christmas season is no exception. When I was a child my entire family would gather at my grandparents'...

When Christmas was Different

Background Every Christmas Eve my family and I travel to Tuscaloosa, AL to spend Christmas Eve with my husband's family. We look forward to that night every year. It is a full house full of...

The Thing About Dyslexia :: Go Red for Dyslexia Month

When my twin girls were born into this world, my hopes were high for them. Yet, after a traumatic birth and countless doctors reminding us to “not be hopeful”, those hopes and dreams faded...

A Mom’s Hardest Job :: Taking Time for Herself

I have been a mom for thirteen years now. I sort of feel like I need a gold medal or something for even keeping all these kids alive for this many years. After being a...

Avoiding the Drama :: The Teen Years

I would like to inform you readers that I lived a wholesome, drama-less teenage life, but we all know that would be a lie. I think we ALL experienced some level of it at...

Motherhood :: The Unknown Resume Builder

The many jobs of a mom Customer Service associate, Mediator, Planner, Accountant, Project Manager. What do all these job titles have in common? Well, they are all titles I have held as a mom and...

A Village: A Tribute to Robyn Naftel Herring

When my family and I moved to Homewood a little less than 5 years ago, I knew it was special, but truthfully I didn’t know how special. I knew that people loved to walk...

Double Trouble :: The Joys and Challenges of Having Twins

How Many Are in There?! When the ultrasound technician shared with us that there was not one--but two--beating hearts in my belly, I was FREAKED OUT!! I wasn't prepared to have two babies at the...

Hop on the Coolbus

How many times as a mom have you looked at your calendar and panicked because it is full of drop offs and pickups. One child needs to be somewhere at “X” time, another child...

Where is She? :: Our Journey with Childhood Mental Health Diagnoses

The call  I was pulling into my driveway one afternoon, and a number that I didn't recognized called. I ignored it because I was trying to get the youngest inside for his nap. The phone...
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