Hi, name is Krystal. I am married to a handsome man who is a minister in Richmond, and I am a stay-at-home mama to Riley (5), Copeland (2), one baby in heaven, and one on the way – due in August. I am a free-spirited, introverted, highly sensitive artist-type; a total type “B” personality, trying to find (and respect) my place in a type “A” world. Welcome to my corner of the Internet! I hope you find it to be a breath of fresh grace as I try to live and speak as authentically and vulnerably as I can.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Tammy says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I’m a SAHM and I try to be present each day with my daughter, but I know for sure that I’m a better mother and a happier human being when I steal even a few minutes for myself – and yes, often that involves checking my phone. Let’s stop suffocating mothers with unrealistic ideals of ‘perfection’ and start encouraging their super-human efforts to parent well.

  2. Aprille says:

    So I know this is totally cheating…but I just read your “in defense of the iphone mom” and wanted to leave a comment and comments are closed. But I just wanted to share this link with you, a collection of positive, guilt-free, judgment-free “dear mom” posts. I hope they encourage you today! http://rachelmariemartin.blogspot.com/search/label/dear%20mom%20letters

    1. Elizabeth says:

      LOL, I’m here to cheat as well. I had wanted to respond to the blog author’s response to my working mom vs. SAHM comment. Thank you for clarifying what you meant and for taking the time to reach out to me. That meant a lot 🙂

    2. krys593 says:

      Thanks for sharing that! I’ve actually had a few different commenters refer me to her blog, so she is obviously touching lives and spreading much needed encouragement :). I just started reading some of her dear mom letters, how refreshing! Thanks!

  3. I too am going to cheat on this blog, as a dad who has seen how hard my wife works at taking care of our kids, making them thoughtful and amazing, and btw also takes care of the home, thank God she has an iPhone to connect to someone, to text her friends, or me, or her dad to make her laugh, or cry, or hear about something new and unexpected. She sends me great photos of the kids from the same phone. Love the post!

  4. Jenny Dunlap says:

    I love this. What a great post, that truly makes us moms feel so much better! I just shared to my FB page Mom Community. facebook/goodacorn. I couldn’t find a FB or Twitter link to tag you, but happy to add one if you message my page. I love your blog!

  5. Karla Cutts says:

    Thank you for your post about the iPhone mom. I am a single mom of my 10 yo girl and 6 yo boy. When my husband died suddenly I went into survival mode and did a ton of ‘plugging in’ just to get through the day. As we were learning to cope these past three years I’ve dealt with a lot of mom guilt (self and others inflicted). Your post was such an encouragement! A more seasoned mom just told me the same thing last night at Bible study. Thanks again for speaking truth!

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