Monday, March 5, 2012

Blogging for Beginners

I guess I should start by introducing myself. I'm Kristin, I'm a 28 year old stay at home mom of my five and a half month old little man, I'll call him "B". We live in the 'burbs of Phoenix, AZ but are originally from the mighty Midwest. I have been married slightly over 4 years to a wonderful man who I refer to as my Polish Prince. Despite him being a Chicago Bears fan and me being a Green Bay Packers fan, we seem to make this marriage thing work. Not to say it's not without struggles, but at the end of the day I can look at him and truly believe he was made for me.

If you would have asked me five years ago if I would be a stay-at-home mom, living in the desert, cloth diapering my child, refusing to pay full price for, well, anything really, I would have driven you to the nearest walk-in clinic and had you drug tested. I loved my life in Wisconsin, I had a great job, great friends, great family, and had just met the man I would eventually marry. I had no clue what the future held, and that was kind of exciting. I don't want to say I was "judgey" (you'll learn I like to make up words here and there), but I would look at other people and say to myself, or sometimes outloud, I will NEVER do that to my child, I would NEVER live there, coupons? Ugh, just pay for it and get the line moving already, and the list could really go on (Upon reading this, I may not have been the most open-minded person, ya think?). Then it happened, I guess it was a couple months ago now, but I inevitably hit that point where I looked in the mirror and said (outloud of course), "Wow, I've become THAT person". I still hope to never have to utter the infamous "I've become my mother" phrase but truthfully, the older I get, I start to realize there could be worse things! :)

Since I'm new to this whole "blogging" thing, I hope you'll bear with me as I work through the kinks. I mainly wanted to start as a way to get all my thoughts out there about pretty much anything. Motherhood has taught me to be less selfish and more self-aware. This awareness has led me to becoming slightly "crunchy". Google it, I use the word "slightly" because I like modern luxuries, but I'm learning there are other ways of living that may be more closely aligned with how we are choosing to raise our son. That being said, expect this blog to be filled with opinions and referrals. Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE to make recommendations. Whether its for a hair stylist, restaurant, new product, kid's toys, money saving ideas etc, I love to talk, and I love to share!

I look forward to taking this journey with you all!!



  1. Welcome to the world of blogging! Wish you much success and joy!