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Kristen

Kristen
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Kristen is still in the middle of her love story. She and her best friend of four years gave in and finally decided to date. Two years later, she was engaged. Two years after that, she was married. She’ll celebrate her 17th wedding anniversary this May. Mom to Ellen (8) and James (5), she works full time in Human Resources outside of the home. Her children have taught her that motherhood is hard. And wonderful. And HARD. A proud alum of LSU and Johnson and Wales University, she also collects college degrees. (BS in Psychology, AS in Culinary Arts and BS in Culinary Nutrition). She’s lived in Baton Rouge a majority of her life, with sojourns in New Orleans, Charleston, SC and Providence, RI. The south is clearly home. Recovering from a nearly crippling case of adolescent insecurity, she is still the most likely to have the heel of her shoe caught in the hem of her pants.

Eye Witness :: The Best Three Seconds of Parenting Frustration I’ve Ever Seen

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Scene: My family of four is at the water park. My husband is monitoring our oldest as she tries to gradually increase the length of the invisible tether he's keeping. He's granting her freedom...

I Am Not Alone – Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

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I wasn't the first in my group of friends to have a baby. I was the second. I had someone to go just before me on that narrow road, clearing all of the branches and making...

How To Defeat That Green-Eyed Monster

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Envy. Jealousy. Comparison. I recently had an eye-opening conversation with some friends about envy. All of us have experienced it and suffered through the effects, each to varying degrees. Some of us let it cripple, some of...

It’s Her Room But It’s MY House

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I like a tidy house. Who doesn't? The real question is how hard is it for you to get there ... when you have children of a certain age? Some people enjoy the process. Some people...

Third Grade is a Beast That I Cannot Kill {It Has Taken Over...

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I tried for a shorter title but nothing else worked. Basically, the world is ending in tears and brokenness and third grade is the reason.  I wanted to write something after the day / week...

You Can Protect Your Credit For FREE

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Since it is part of my day job to know a bit about such things, I thought it prudent to share this information just in case it didn't come across your normal info sources....

An Uphill Battle: How to Survive the Busy-ness of This Season

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Soooooooooooooooo this past weekend, between my husband and I, we totally and completely overbooked the Saturday for our family of four. I mean, we had agreed to be at three different places at nearly...
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The Joy of Intermittent Fasting

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Editor’s Note :: this post is one mom’s personal journey with intermittent fasting. If you are interested in implementing intermittent fasting into your own lifestyle, please consult a medical professional. Hello. My name is Kristen...

Dear Carolinas, Advice From Louisiana: Keep The Relief Donations LOCAL

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As I write this, I've got The Weather Channel on in the background watching all-too-familiar scenes of hurricane coverage. We know that the storm will pass and the recovery can last for years. The...

A Tuesday In May

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Today is Tuesday.  I'm writing and reflecting on the day just as the last of them (my husband) has ventured down the hall towards bed. There are so many evenings that I sit in this...

Unexpected Gems From Family Photos {Sponsored by Portrait Innovations}

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P.S. (and this P.S. totally goes at the beginning) This post is sponsored by Portrait Innovations. All opinions are my own. Unexpected Gems From Family Photos Sometimes life is hard. If you're a parent, you know this by heart....

Magnet Mania for EBR is Coming Soon! (Application Period for Fall 2018 Starts October...

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It's important to know when an opportunity for something great is available and as a good friend to you, I want to make sure you know about it! If you're interested in the Magnet...