Kristin Kauffman is a Wyoming native that found her way to the mountains of Flagstaff after attending undergraduate studies at Arizona State University, and spending time training for Ironman Triathlon and swimming with sharks in Kailua Hawaii. She is a Sr. Lead compliance & Regulation Investigator for a major healthcare company and an alumnus of Northern Arizona University where she earned her MPA. Kristin met and married her husband Dave in Flagstaff and they have a spunky and silly young son, Dash who absolutely lives up to his name.

The Gift of Struggle

As parents, it can be a challenge to let our children struggle. We want to keep them safe; we do not like to see them having a hard time. It feels as though it...

Leash up Flagstaff

As we all are trying to spend as much time outside as we can, and holding onto the last days of outdoor weather, what has become a notable is the lack of following leash...
post partum

Mama, You are Not Broken: Post Partum Realities

Post partum, I felt invisible. Like I was the wrapping of candy that was thrown aside after being torn open. A lot of people wanted to visit the baby, rushing to see the beautiful...

The Gift of Experience

As the Holidays approach, many of us are beginning the yearly process of gift buying for loved ones. If you’re like me, the holidays have a new meaning since becoming a parent, whether that...
love my body

Here’s Why I Love my Body More After Having a Baby

As women, we have heard and likely felt the pressures of maintaining a certain “body” even before becoming mothers. The pressure is ten-fold after giving birth to “get our body back” or “lose the...

5 Games To Play While Sitting-An Ode To The Lazy Parent

We all know the struggles of parenting during a pandemic.  Whether you’re an essential worker trying to figure out childcare because you have to go to work and come home exhausted, maybe you are...

Why I Quit Social Media

I have had a long-standing love-hate relationship with social media. There was a practical component where I would quickly learn what was going on around town, a single source of information for kids’ events, as...

I am a Mother, It Begins with Me

I am horrified and heartbroken with the death of George Floyd.  Hearing this man in his pain and fear call out for his mama hit the hearts of so many mothers.  His death, the...

Working Mom & Having It All?

We've all heard it, the big push for "having it all" as a working mom.  "You can have the career you've always dreamed of AND be a mom."  They said. I'm not here to bash...

Let’s Talk About Guns

One of the most difficult things about being a parent is having to confront real issues and make tough decisions regarding our children’s safety especially when the topic is a highly contested political debate....