‘Cause I’m Living in a Digital World and I am a Xennial Girl – Part 2

Dear Facebook,

I want my life back,

Because I’m feining for you as if I’m on crack.

I try to break away and be free,

But my phone keeps on haunting me.

These Continue Reading

‘Cause I’m Living in a Digital World and I am a Xennial Girl – Part 1 of 2

Xennial, huh? I’ll talk more on that in a bit but first I’d like to give you a glimpse of a night in the life of me. It goes a lil’ something like this: Continue Reading

5 Quotes for Conquering My Mountain

So I climbed a mountain a few weeks ago. How was? It seemingly felt like four hours of stair master with a view. But joking aside it Continue Reading

Hi, I’m Kristen and I have Bell’s Palsy? An Uncut Tale On Location

So there I was: the woman, the myth, the legend, at the base of the mountain, staring fear and doubt right in the face. Instead of buckling, I decided to grab Continue Reading

Hi I’m Kristen and I’m a Neurotic Tortoise

So there I was. Minding my own business at work, doing some research when BAM! The intriguing headline of “Should You Hire a Neurotic Tortoise?” flashed across Continue Reading

A Letter to My Future Grown-Up Daughter

First, I want to tell you how incredibly proud I am of you. At 6-years-old, you are wise beyond your years. Although you still have a world of learning to do, Continue Reading

There’s No Place Like Home

That Dorothy was on to something wasn’t she?

My family of four and I just returned from a visit up to Jerz and I gotta say, there’s no place like home.  Even though I’m 37 years old and have been living in Northern Virginia for over 10 years Continue Reading

My Top 5 Summer Favorites

Summa, Summa, Summatime.

Time to sit back and unwind.

School is out and it’s a sort of a buzz

But back then I didn’t really know what it was

But now I see what happened is

The way that people respond to summer madness.

Nothing screams “White Gurl” like a middle-aged mom spitting out the lyrics to Will Smith’s Summertime. Continue Reading

Working Mom Syndrome

It’s been one of those days. Correction it’s been one of those two weeks. The kind where I’m drowning in so much business work and housework that Continue Reading

Wear Sunscreen

You see that girl on the right in the blue bathing suit?  I wonder if the ghost of Kristen’s future told her that in nine years she’d be under the knife for skin cancer if she would slather on the sunscreen. You see, Continue Reading