Hi. I'm Kristen. Not Krissy. Or Kris. There's a difference. After having kids, I left life as a college music professor and became a writer, sex book author, and the current host of Cafemom Studios' show "Coffee Shop Confessions."
When I'm not chasing after my four children or trying to keep track of my commercial pilot and Air Force Reserves officer husband, I can be found at my personal blog Motherhood Uncensored, as well as at Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech where I'm co-publisher and CEO.
With the holiday season officially upon me, I'm already feeling a little overwhelmed. There's the Advent calendars, the decorations, the family gatherings. I can barely keep up just thinking about it, let alone trying to get it all done with a super busy work schedule and four kids.
For many years, I've done my best to keep up, not necessarily with the Joneses because the Joneses I know don't have four little kids. Ha. But a lot of my choices were made because I felt some sort of obligation to partake and participate.
But this year, I'm going with a different mantra that I've newly inherited from my dear friend Julie.
So a funny thing happened when I saw my friend's Doc Martens on the floor the other day. I admired them. Even took a photo. Then I remembered my own cool pair that I had bought at the actual Doc Martens factory in England.
And then I wondered why I didn't save them. I know I meant to save them, but my habit of purging to the point of maybe over-purging probably got the better of me.
Sure, they're only shoes. But then again, maybe they're not.