Kristin Stoddard

Kristin is an Iowa transplant from Utah. Five years ago, she and her husband wondered what Iowa had to offer them, and they’re glad they decided to find out. Going on 12 years of marriage, and a proud mom of five, she devotes herself to motherhood and homemaking. A wildland firefighter turned stay-at-home mom, she spends her days fighting off imaginary pirates, building space-ship prototypes out of Legos, and belting out show tunes with her tiny ensemble.

Are We Ready to Talk About Emergency Preparedness?

Emergency preparedness can seem daunting. But it's also important. I learned a lot about my emergency preparedness (and lack thereof) a few weeks ago during and following the derecho. And I feel like now is...

Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas For Busy Families

Ready or not, it's back to school time! It's important that kids (and moms!) eat a healthy breakfast, but providing that can become overwhelming sometimes. Here are a few make-ahead breakfast ideas and recipes to...

Avoid Motherhood Burnout: Learn to Embrace Your Life

As a mom of toddlers and school-aged kids, I'm tired. I'm beyond exhausted. All the time. I think any mom feels me on this one. It can become a serious problem for some moms--the...