Author Archive | Krista Hager

AMB-crunchy-fraud

I was a Crunchy Mama Fraud!

“So what would you like to do with your placenta?” my compassionate Midwife inquired. “Yeah sure I’ll keep that.” I half-heartedly returned. (I heard it was good for you and…stuff…?) “OK then! Where is your ice chest to put it in?” she wonders, glancing curiously around the delivery room devoid of anything resembling an ice […]

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toddler cried

50 Very Valid Reasons My Toddler Cried Today

Wow! Let’s talk about toddlers… because I know we don’t talk about them enough 😉  But just WOW… Personally, I have one verbal toddler and one ‘baby toddler’ that doesn’t talk yet (throws tantrums but no words). What can I say my children have always been developmentally advanced when it comes to tantrums. And by […]

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Like a Girl

Like A Girl

One Friday night my husband and I got WAAAY too into a surprisingly intense round of toddler basketball, when we realized we weren’t actually letting our toddler have the ball as our excited spirits overtook us, and we fought for one last point in “overtime.” My husband and I are physically very competitive with each […]

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#momstrong

#Momstrong Stronger Than You Realize

“You are stronger than you realize!”  This “mantra” was exclaimed to me countless times by the well-meaning midwife as I attempted to master what really should be physiologically impossible and push something the size of a watermelon out of something the size of a lemon. And I get it, literally billions of women have done […]

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tantrums and wine

‘Tis the Season for Tantrums and Wine!

Christmas season is my FAVORITE time of year!!! I love the obnoxiousness of the sights and sounds, the over indulgence of holiday garb, treats, and eats, the parties, the ugly sweaters, the occasional Texas cold snap, and the crammed calendars. And I looove taking my kids to all the light shows, the Santas, and over-rated […]

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gratitude

Timeless Gratitude: You’re Welcome!

“Noooo!” tears and screams erupt from my very opinionated two-year-old daughter. “I want the PINK butterfly one!!!!!” I chuckle to myself, “What you meant to say was THANK YOU!” Confused she looks up at me.  In full on Maui-style, “YOU’RE WELCOME!” I proudly exclaim.  You see, it appears lately I have become the sarcastic Mom. […]

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believe in magic

Do You Believe in Magic? Your Child Does!

“Wee Wee”  Then… “Ta Da!” Addy proudly exclaims with her “WOW” grin. I glance over precipitously. I mean “Ta Da” can mean a LOT of things in our house. Yesterday it meant a Crayola Picasso in our closet that was not quite as washable as the box implied. “Whew!” I exhale, and then erupt in belly […]

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