Christa Peterson

Christa Peterson
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Christa lives in Cedar Rapids but spent her formative years in Seattle, WA and Dubuque, IA. She is living out her dream of motherhood in a house full of amazing girls (ages 8, 7, 5 & 5) that she shares with her wonderful husband as well as several pets. The family is anxiously awaiting the arrival of their fifth girl this April! Christa is also a proud working mom who juggles the family's needs while also maintaining a full-time career. Her favorite activities are cooking, writing, recreational sports, relaxing, and finding creative ways to build memories with her family.

My Turn at the Mic: Acceptance Speeches for my Mom Awards

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Its awards season – congratulations to all the winners and also the nominees! It really is an honor to be recognized for one’s performance, isn’t it? Recently, I was bestowed the honor of Best Mom...

Minimizing Christmas Gifts while Maximizing our Memories

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Once my kids were born all I wanted to do was give them magical holidays, which is probably why we ended up with a lack of structure around Christmas presents. Looking back, I wish I’d...

I’m Not Fired, Am I? A Mom’s Performance Review

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Recently, my children kept complaining about how I was the “worst Mom ever”, and “so unfair”, among other issues. I started to wonder if those balanced out enough with the times they would give...

A Letter to My (Formerly) Infertile Self

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Dear Me, Hi, it’s me. I know that you’re in the throes of trying to have a baby. You’re desperate and probably depressed. You’re tired of the medications, injections, appointments and pregnancy tests. You’ve endured...

I Have Breast Milk Envy

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Let me just start by saying that I’m a proponent of fed is best. Breast milk, formula, you do you, momma. I personally prefer to breastfeed exclusively, but it’s typically been a bit of a...

Dipped Cones Remind Me of My Dad: Building Positive Food Memories

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Isn’t it amazing how the smell or taste of food can transport us back in our memories to a specific place or time?  For example, my siblings and I used to go to a drive-in...