Kristin Ristine

Kristin is a single, working mother to two (9,4). She has lived in the Cedar Rapids area her entire life, though just outside Cedar Rapids in Atkins. She enjoys the small-town life and the relationships that come with it but enjoys being close to Cedar Rapids for recreation. She is currently working towards a degree from Mount Mercy University. When she is not working or doing homework, she enjoys watching her children play sports, watching Hawkeye Football, reading, writing, and binging Netflix.

My Favorite Fall Road Trip: Gays Mills, Wisconsin

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The Derecho Aftermath as a Single Mom: I Wasn’t as Alone as I Thought

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30+ Audiobooks That Are Perfect For Your Next Road Trip

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