I'm a wife to an amazing husband and a mother to four super active kiddos ages: 7 & under. Seven years ago, I traded in my career outside the home for a career as an adventurous homeschooling mom and gave up microwave cooking for organic homemade meals. Truly, dance parties, lots of prayer, and laughter are the only ways I stay sane, along with working out, traveling, crafting & reading in my spare time. Most of all, I love serving God, my family, my friends and my community. My family is constantly looking for ways that we can grow and have fun together while blessing others with what the Lord has given us. I hope my words will be a blessing to you!

Because I Love Him, I Gave Up: A Marriage Tale

I've watched the movies. So, once I got engaged, I knew everything was supposed to be blissful and easy. But marriage is not like that. Especially for two people mostly raised as only children.  We both...

Let’s Get Running with Optimus Kids Running Club

I have a love of running that goes way back to when my dad took me onto a track for the first time when I was three.  Although I was a sprinter for the...

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Growing up, there was a show that always made me chuckle funny - "Kids Say the Darndest Things."  If you are too young to remember this show, youtube it.  It is hilarious.  Basically, it...

A New Way to Think about Panera Bread! {Sponsored}

When you hear someone say Panera Bread, what images come to mind?  Cuddling up with a book, a bagel and a delicious drink?  Enjoying a refreshing lunch with your friends?  A night out with...

Teeth In, Teeth Out – Losing the First Tooth!

Teeth In Teeth Out What is this crazy teething thing all about! First we watch as they are all gums Poor little baby doesn't want that horrible teething fun. The pain The crying The tired screams made it seem like they were...

Summer Park Fun in Yukon

  Summer brings up memories galore of playing at the park.  I could spend hours recounting my memories from one of my favorite parks in Yukon, but don't worry, I won't. If you don't live in...

Step Into History Today at the Chisholm Trail & Crawfish Festival

On June 7, 2014, take a step back into history and experience what life was like in the pioneer days at the Chisholm Trail & Crawfish Festival on the Kirkpatrick Family Farm in Yukon,...

“You Have Great Birthing Hips!”

"You have great birthing hips!" "Excuse me?  What am I, a cow? Nevermind.  What would you like to order?" No, this was not an exchange of words between my doctor and I, but between me, as...

Will you Homeschool? Never, Maybe, Yes!

Over the years, I have answered the question "Will you homeschool?" in several different ways. Never!! Are you kidding me?  I will never homeschool.  Being a stay-at-home mom was not in the plan and neither is homeschooling.  I...

Easter Traditions

**This article expresses personal faith as Kristi details how she teaches her children about the deeper meaning behind Easter Sunday. While we know that this doesn't apply to everyone, we hope you enjoy learning...

When the World Took Notice

My Memories Scattered showers were predicted for this particular day of my sophomore year at Yukon Mid-High.  I was sitting two seats away from the window in Mr. Colley's world history class, listening to an...

Mommy Needs a Getaway!

Last weekend, my husband and I got to load up all four of our kiddos, drop them off at their grandparents house and go away by ourselves for the entire weekend.  It was AWESOME!...