I'm Kristen. Mom to Luke and Zoey, two-year-olds extraordinaire. Trying to keep a foot in the advertising world (I freelance part-time as a writer/creative director out of San Francisco and Boston). Recently relocated to Albuquerque, NM for my husband's job (I love it). Trying to do the creative stuff I did before babies, but it's hard. Hoping to be an outdoorsy/backpacking/ snowboarding/surfer girl again someday, but fear that may be in the past. Really, just trying to embrace change and find balance--and to be grateful for all the things big and small that are good in my life.

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The Pediatrician's Office Made Me Cry

Office staff (over the phone): "Hi, is this Luke and Zoe's mom?"

Me (after a pause to register what was being asked...I'm so used to 'Hi, is this Kristen?'): "Yes."

Office staff: "Just calling to confirm your appointment tomorrow."

Me: "Thanks, we'll be there."

And then I hung up the phone and started crying. 

Happy tears.

I just got referred to as somebody's mom.

I didn't ever think I'd get to be somebody's mom.

So, so, so, so lucky.



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Reader Comments (8)

Those comments still catch me off guard, too! When our boys were in the hospital to "feed and grow" after I was discharged, it felt so weird--good weird--every time the nurses referred to me as "mom."

I'm someone's mom! :-)

April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterS

: ) Smiling for you : )


April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMo

It is a nice title, isn't it? So happy for you.

April 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterccc

They just made me cry, too.

Oh, and those never go away, by the way, happy tears to be a momma.

April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

Wow! I know that must have been such a beautiful moment. I would have cried too!

April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarra


April 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMommy ToBe

:) It is a wonderful thing.

April 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchckenpig

And you are a wonderful MOM! It's such fun to see you and Jeff as you learn this new parenting role together, full of responsibilities, joys and challenges. You guys are amazing!

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermom

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