Car Trips with Kids

We’re heading to Madison for the 4th of July – it’s a 5-hour drive… with a toddler. Are we crazy? Maybe! Glenn’s family lives in Wisconsin so we make a few trips over there a year. In the last few years, we have gotten smarter with how to keep sane. We have a variety of […]

Let’s Talk Anxiety

Anxiety…. the word we all know, but unless you have it you will never understand. The dictionary defines anxiety as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Those of us with Anxiety know it is so much more. It can consume your life, control […]

Skincare Routine: Evening

Welcome back to another exciting episode of Kristen’s skincare! But seriously, welcome back. If you didn’t read the story about why I am on a mission to “fix” my skin, check it out here. You can also read my morning skincare routine there. So this brings us to the evening edition. I do spend a […]

Skincare Routine: Morning

I am NOT a beauty expert. I will say it again… I am NOT a beauty expert. But I have spent the last few months trying to figure out my perfect skincare routine – so if you also want nice skin on a relatively small budget this post is for you! I turned 32 this […]

Single Mom Sanity

Tomorrow is Mothers Day. Tomorrow is also the first Mothers Day that Glenn will be home for in years. He usually has a fishing tournament every Mothers Day weekend. I knew when I started dating Glenn that he was a tournament fisherman and that would lead to him being gone a lot. What I didn’t […]

Parenting with a type A personality

Parenting is hard. Parenting is rewarding and amazing, but hard! This has been an exceptionally hard week of parenting for me. When I decided to write a blog I built out a blog calendar. This post is not on that calendar, but it is so the top of mind it deserved a post. If you […]

Once a Month Nails

I have beautiful nails – said no woman ever. Why are they so dang hard to keep them looking nice? Seriously how have we not fixed this yet? I obsess over my nails. I have anxiety and that is my anxious habit. If I have a chip in my nails I will pick every scrap […]