Author: Krista Hager

July 15, 2017 Krista Hager

Have you ever felt a dream to be impossible?  Not so much because of the magnitude of the dream, but rather the personal probability?  I have.  I do.  All the time.   BUT.  There was a time not too long ago that many things in my life felt like improbable dreams. This was a lesson…

June 22, 2017 Krista Hager

In response to the #FitMom “sorta bashing” article… Dear Fellow Author, I applaud the eloquent language in your article Dear #fitmom: We Have a Problem, but what your words convey…? How do I put this delicately…?  Girl we need to talk because this one you just got plain wrong. You seem to be under the…

June 13, 2017 Krista Hager

“Spider! Spider!” Addy exclaimed.  Glancing over I scan the room, quickly retrieving my shoe off my foot, ready for an instant squash if it comes to that. “Oh no.” Chills crawl up my spine, and I take a deep breath.  It’s not a spider.  I really wish it was.  No this intruder is at least…

June 12, 2017 Krista Hager

My cherub cheeked baby attempts with all his might to crawl up a stair, falling backwards with a loud thump (cue siren cry). “Oh No!” Addy exclaims, “Baby Henry hungry!”  Well yep that IS usually the case for this little chucky monkey, but this particular dually noted complaint was him experiencing the oh so very…

May 19, 2017 Krista Hager

About two months ago, I made a significant parenting mistake that will haunt our family for some time, and according to my magic 8 ball, our family’s “future outlook is not so good.”  Eek.  What you ask is this horrific lapse of judgment I have bestowed upon my family?  I let my daughter watch Frozen…

May 14, 2017 Krista Hager

In lieu of flowers… You are everything to me.  It’s true, growing up I didn’t see you as a person with unique desires, needs, and strengths.  All your attributes were clothed in your role as “Mom” to me.  This used to terrify me to my bones.  In my eyes, you exuded selflessness, while I wore a selfish…

May 6, 2017 Krista Hager

As Moms oftentimes we do not feel like “enough.”  It seems no matter how much we give to our family, to our partners, to ourselves, we are always needing more.  More money… More time… More organization… More patience… More exercise…  Even more youth (because apparently aging backwards is a “thing” now)… Just more.  I cannot…

May 6, 2017 Krista Hager

If I could steal a little pain for you I would friend.  I cannot take the load you carry; I am not strong enough.  Tears flood my eyes, thoughts race to a place where I can erase news and change facts.  As I sit here in my grief for you, I cannot feel this pain…

April 30, 2017 Krista Hager

These days I like my coffee grinds with a filter, and my words without. 1. Unicorn Alert: Step aside folks! Trueblood Austinite right here, and I use the fact that I am from this cray cray city to excuse my own randomness, quirkiness, and awkward nature. Keepin it weird for reals right here (and not…