Kristen Hewitt

188 Flips | 9 Magazines | 22 Likes | 12 Followers | @KristenHewitt | Kristen Hewitt is a mom, a freelance television host and sports reporter, and a writer. Her work can be seen on Bustle, The Huffington Post, She Knows, Mamapedia, and Scary Mommy, and her own site mommy in SPORTS.

Grieving the Death of a Friendship

Sometimes—no, really, all the time—I can sink pretty low into a pity party when I think of the loss I’ve endured all before age 40. I don’t want …

Grieving

What If My Heart Stopped Beating Tonight?

What if my heart stopped beating tonight?<p>This thought floated through my mind as I loaded up the dishwasher before heading to bed.<p>I absolutely love …

Parenting

Dear Daughter, As You Head Off To College

I used to tuck love notes into her Miss Kitty lunchbox.I already wrote the “mushy one” that took me 11 attempts and a whole tissue box later to …

Cute

Waiting for the next time

I am a believer. I always have been. My relationship with God and Jesus has grown and deepened in the past few years. The early days of my …

Time I

The Unraveling Blog | BLOG

4 Tips to Surviving July 4th With Your Sensory Sensitive Kiddo | The Mama On The Rocks

Regardless of whether or not your child carries an official diagnosis, many kids and young adults’ daily lives are affected by sensory needs that are …

Headphones

Why I Said “No” to More Testing on My Child

We are lucky to live in a city with an excellent children’s hospital. Though we did not know it when I went into labor at thirty weeks, it would …

Mayo Clinic

Because I’m a Mom

Because I’m a mom . . . my food is always cold.Because I’m a mom . . . a 10-minute trip takes an extra 30 minutes because, you know, car seats …

Parenting

Should Grandparents Get Paid to Babysit?

While swaying in side-by-side hammocks, my daughter paid me the ultimate compliment:“It gives me enormous peace of mind while I’m working, to know …

Babysitting

Are My Kids Missing Out On Fun Because I’m Introverted?

I often think my kids are missing out because I’m not an extrovert. As an extroverted introvert, meaning I love talking to people but also need quiet …

Parenting

Why Balance is Crap & How to Really Find Peace

Balance.<p>A word splashed across magazines, the media, television, and the internet almost daily.<p>“How to Find Balance in Five Easy Steps!” or “The Key …

Love Isn’t Always Pretty

Love ain’t always pretty but it sure as heck never looks ugly.Love is kind of like your spouse in that way—not always looking their best, but never …

One Thing I Wish I'd Known Before I Became a Mom - The Truth!

What I wish I’d known before I became a mom … because parenting isn’t for the faint of heart!<p>I spent many years ready and waiting to become a mom. As …

I’m a Mom Battling Depression, and My Self-Care Looks Like a Little White Pill

Self-care is the modern mom’s mantra. It’s the buzz word in parenting groups. We slap a hashtag on it and use it as a marketing tool on Instagram to …

How To Get What You Really Want In Life

By Kristen Hewitt,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• https://tcat.tc/2JpNLYY<p>It’s funny, (not ha ha funny, more like ironic) that I’ve been asked for my advice a lot …

When I was younger I loved coming home from school to find little surprises my mom might leave for me on my bed. So today I smiled as I left new …

Dresser in to Card Catalogue

I have a love for old things and nostalgia and as soon as I saw someone using a card catalogue in their home as a storage piece I knew that I had to …

10 Easy Easter Desserts

Baking is more than a hobby for me, it’s something that totally calms and relaxes me. Plus it’s so much fun making something that’s filled with love …

Dessert

Why My Favorite Plate is Home Plate

It isn’t the end of anything, but a season. Certainly not the end of baseball for him because he’ll play every chance he gets, but it is time for a …

Parenting

What Anxiety Feels Like

I wake in the morning with the familiar start of panic, it feels as if there’s an elephant sitting on my chest. I try to calm my mind with deep …

Mindfulness

Why Banff is Perfect for Family Ski Trips

<i>Disclaimer: We received complimentary skiing and tubing, but all opinions are my own and I want to move into Sunshine Mountain Lodge. Seriously. Is</i> …

You Can Judge My Parenting, But I Won’t Let You Steal My Joy

One Sunday, I mustered the energy to drive almost an hour out of suburban boredom to The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. We were quickly growing …

Why Our Kids Only Do One After-School Activity

I ran into a friend recently who I haven’t seen in forever. I, of course, said the same words we always say, “We need to get together, when are you …

20 Clean Family Friendly Superbowl Recipes

Can you believe the Superbowl is almost here? For those of us that are trying to watch our waistlines, eating clean can be tough at Superbowl watch …

Beauty and the Beast Birthday Party Ideas

<i>Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links!</i><p>When our littlest turned six there was just one thing she wanted for her birthday; a Beauty and the …

Butter Rum Apple Cider Recipe

Fall is here and winter is coming! There is definitely a chill in the air and one of the best ways to warm up is with a cozy drink, like this Butter …

Recipes

My Kid Got Hurt and I Thought it Was No Big Deal. Turns Out I Was Wrong (and I’m Not Alone!)

When our daughters and I were running around the house having a tickle fight after dinner this week, I rolled my eyes when our oldest started crying. …

How to Survive & Thrive Doing Whole 30

<i>*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.</i><p>When I recently embarked on the new Whole 30 lifestyle, I’ll admit, I had no clue what I was doing. I …

Nutrition