Krista grew up in Arlington, Texas. While she was in undergrad at Texas Tech she swore she would never return, but after falling in love with her brother’s high school friend, Micah, that plan quickly fell out the window. Two kids later, her family’s roots are deeply planted. Krista spent the first six years of her professional life as a behavioral specialist working with students who faced emotional and psychological challenges, but, after having children, she quickly realized she had a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Since leaving her career in the school district, she has owned three different businesses. She currently spends most of her kid-free time teaching families how to improve their health with natural approaches, as well as empowering mothers to tap into their inner, God-given awesomeness! Although she believes deeply in the importance of living a natural, holistic lifestyle, balance is her number one goal (because, margaritas!!!).

21 Completely Random (But Totally Awesome) IKEA Must-Haves

You may not know that the Swedish-based megastore is filled with tons of hidden gems, and I feel like it is my civic duty to share what I have discovered! From children's toys to chip-clips, and from straws all the way to house plants, you may be surprised what made my list!
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An Open Letter to Youth Coaches Everywhere

You have taken on a huge task -- one that most of us won't even consider -- and your influence is far-reaching. What you are doing out there on that field isn't about the trophy, it isn't about being the best team, and it honestly isn't even about the sport.
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Fresh Flowers on a Budget

Since being married, our family has fallen everywhere on the financial spectrum, spending many years living a strict "envelope system" lifestyle. Even then, I managed to figure out a way to have fresh flowers in my home! I love the color, the life, and the warmth that they bring, and I always made sure that my budget (or lack thereof) never stood in the way.

The Perfect Attendance Award — Why It Needs to Go

It's one thing to encourage school attendance when your daughter is tired from a long weekend; being tired won't negatively impact other people. Making her attend school when sick and potentially contagious? Irresponsible.
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Confessions of a Former Hustler

Somewhere along the way, I had created a paradigm in which there were only two types of people: hustlers and slackers. I realize this belief isn't reality, but it was my reality. If I wasn't going 90 miles an hour every waking minute, I felt like I wasn't giving it my all, and I felt guilty about it.
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In Defense of the MLMer

However, as the months went by and I became more and more immersed in the network marketing culture, I realized how wrong my prior assumptions were. Network marketing may not be for you, but perhaps I can help clear some things up so you don't make the wrong assumptions I did. 
Smiling four week old newborn baby boy wearing a crocheted Pilgrim hat. He is sleeping on a gold blanket next to a crocheted pumpkin.

Discount Shopping for Frugal — and Charitable — Moms

This girl loves to shop. This girl also loves a good deal! So, when I discovered Give10Back.com and realized I could shop ridiculously good deals . . .