Krista

Krista
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Krista is wife to her high school sweetheart and best friend, Randy, and mom to her two sweet boys, Hudson and Jones. She’s a former first-grade teacher turned writer, using her words and heart to uplift and encourage mamas on this wild, beautiful, messy journey of motherhood. She loves spending time with family and friends, exploring the incredible outdoors, exercising (#alonetime), long strolls around the neighborhood to pass the witching hour, rooting for too many teams across too many sports to name, snuggling on the couch with her hubby and binge-watching Suits, and baring her mama heart over at Kisses From Boys with Krista Ward.

The Best Mommy Advice I Almost Forgot

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It was simple. Almost too simple, really. But their advice actually seemed to be working. Was it a fluke? Maybe. But when you’ve recently welcomed baby number two and you have that first moment of...

To My Mom: I Need You More Now Than Ever Before

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I remember needing you. I remember needing you when I fell off my bike. I remember needing you when the sound of thunder filled the sky. I remember needing you when I had a bad dream. I remember...
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When “The Grass is Greener” Began Eating at my Soul

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"The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence." We hear it all the time, say it all the time, and think it all the time—if not consciously, certainly subconsciously. This...
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It Takes A Team:: Three Ways My Husband Supported Me Through Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding is completely natural. That's what everyone tells you when you're pregnant for the first time, and there's certainly truth to it. After all, women have been nursing their sweet babes since the beginning...
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Hey, Mama: Take the Picture, Then Save It

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This is, as of this very moment, the only picture I have of me with my boys. My husband isn’t in the picture, and it isn’t a simple snapshot of me with just one of...

The Real Gift Every Teacher Wants, But Would Never Admit

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So, are you ready for it? Do you have your notepad and pen out? Let’s be real - is the little yellow notepad up on your phone? Okay, good. Let’s do this.

Barre3: The One Thing I Do Just For Me

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Working out makes me happy. Okay, it makes everyone happy because… endorphins. But since becoming a mom, working out has been my “thing.” You know, that one thing you do for yourself. That thing...

We Never Fight About Money, & You Don’t Have To, Either…

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My husband and I never fight about money. It just doesn’t happen. And some may say it’s because he works in finance, so that makes it easy. Of course a financial advisor and his wife shouldn’t...
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How a Missed Holiday Tradition Reminded Me of What’s Truly Important

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Traditions. The holiday season is absolutely teeming with traditions. Traditions that have stood the test of time. You know, the ones that you enjoyed as a child and were bound and determined to carry on with your...

Hey, Mama: You Are Enough Just as You Are

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When it’s all said and done, your kids won’t remember clean dishes or laundry—they’ll remember you. Your heart. Your love. So love well, Mama, and let the rest go. And remember: you are enough. Just as you are, the incredible creation that is you.