Tag: Krista Hager

No Good Very Bad Day? Be Here Now, Not There!

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No good Very Bad Day? Be Here Now, Not There!  I quickly wipe tears away from my swollen eyes as my daughter leaps in for...

Letting Go During Lent

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Growing up Catholic, Lent held a very sacred place in my family’s traditions. I looked forward to this time of year even at a...

Why I Fired My Mom

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I worked in the nonprofit field… aka… my childcare costs even for part-time work were pretty much what I made in a paycheck. However,...

Knowing I “Know” Nothing

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Once upon a time, I was a wise 30-something woman. So wise that I knew, I "knew" nothing. I never dared to make the...

A Letter to My Daughter About “Our” Separation Anxiety

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Dear Beautiful Little Beast (one day you will hate me for calling you that), You were so excited getting in the car with me this...

Bad Dog Mom Club

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Hello, my name is Krista, and I have a BAD dog. I remember when I first became a puppy mamma, at the ripe wise...

Talking to our Children About Race

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Let me explain, I am not going to pretend that I understand what it feels like to be a minority, but I cannot afford NOT...

The Mad Hatter World of Toddler Logic

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Once upon a time I gave birth to this sweet baby. We cooed and giggled, and when she cried I could quickly console her...

Love Letters for Father’s Day

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Dearest Chad, I will never forget our first date. Completely smitten, I gushed at you. Feeling my small world and heart open with possibility, I...

Life With a Two-Foot Copilot!

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I sit on the porcelain god… No, I am not praying to the porcelain god… Now I am a proper “adult” (but are we...