Christa

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Christa is a wife, mother, military spouse, and an educator.
9th grader

Dear Mom of a Rising 9th Grader

This week, I did something I never dreamed I would do. I sat in the crowded school cafeteria for freshman curriculum night. Despite all my protests and denial, my beautiful oldest baby will head...
finding peace

Finding Peace in 2020

Peace. It is what we all want right? We don’t have to be pageant queens to wish for peace…in our homes, with our families, and in our communities. I really struggled with finding peace...
down time

Down Time Memories

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… right? The holiday season is always so busy: holiday programs here, parties there, gifts for teachers, gifts for neighbors; not to mention trying to squeeze in...
epic mom

I Was an Epic Mom… for Two Hours

This week, a lady pulled me aside at my kiddo’s sporting event and said she was so impressed by both of my children. She asked me, "What are you doing with your kids to...
what are your hobbies

Please Excuse the Mess

The other day someone asked me a completely benign question that sent me reeling. She said, “What do you do in your spare time? You know, what are your hobbies?” I blinked, blinked again,...
cellphone

Hold the Line

Call me crazy! I haven’t broken down and bought my tween a cell phone. Yep, we’re still living in the dark ages and my tweenage sweetheart lets me know this almost daily. She claims she...