Hi! My name is Kristen Carlson and my instagram @carlsonkiki
The adventures that I experience as a mother have no map. There is no manual in how to accomplish the adventures with ease and 100% satisfaction. There are some moments where I wonder how I even made it though the day. There are good days and then there are bad days. I remember when Annaliese was six months old and I found out I was pregnant. Most people would tell me “oh it will be so nice for you. They will play so well together, being so close in age.” This is not always the case. Yes there are those precious moments where they decide to enjoy one another’s company. But there are many moments where they are determined to make each other and myself miserable. I often think that they mastermind a plan at the beginning of the day to see how far they can push mommy’s buttons.
These past five years have definitely been an adventure. It is the best adventure I have ever been on. I have been lucky enough to be a stay at home mom and see every moment unfold before my very own eyes. One big adventure the family went through was me being in college. I was able to find an online school that fit my needs and wants for my future career. The thing with online college is that the programs are accelerated. Each class was only six weeks long therefore resulting in many late night homework sessions. The balance that I had to create between being a mother, a wife, and a student was very difficult. There was a lot of dedication and determination from all of us to see my dream completed. I find that balance is a constant theme in any adventure of being a mom.