Meet Kristin

My sisters would tell you I’m the bossy one. I’m the oldest and can be a perfectionist, so I think bossy just comes with the territory. I will agree with Kim that we can all be the bitchy one, but when I’m not being bitchy, I really try to be altogether happy, and I think I get there most the time.

I generally like people and consider myself a social person. I would say I am a good and loyal friend, and if you are a good friend in return, I will stick by you for the long haul. I have lots of friends who have been in my life for over 25 years, and I like it that way. I like to talk, and I LOVE to laugh, and having a good laugh-till-you-cry with friends or family is one of my very favorite things to do.

I am clean and organized, and things not being clean and organized can affect my mood. I enjoy a good project, even if it’s hard, and I get a high off of completing things. I love decorating and spend an exceptionally large amount of time thinking about things I want to do to my home.

Read some of Kristy’s most popular posts:

Kristy’s Top 10 Tips for a Clean & Organized Home

How to Keep White Laundry White

The Last Decluttering Guide You’ll Ever Need!

I also have a weird ass cat that no one likes! You can see what a creeper he is in the photo. (Kim added that. Not me. I love my strange cat.)

I really enjoy music and dance. I used to be a dancer in my younger, skinny days, and it brought me a lot of joy. Through the years I have realized that as much as I enjoyed dancing on teams, my favorite memories are of when I was just dancing my butt off while out with my friends, feeling free and happy. I still love moving to music by getting down in my car or kitchen.  I also very much enjoy watching dance shows on television and great performances online.

I have been married for over 20 years, and I love being in a relationship. Even as a teen, I was the girl who always had a boyfriend, and my sisters like to give me a hard time about it. My husband and I are very different in some ways, but have similar world views, and I think that’s part of why we work. He can do his thing happily and I can do mine, but then we still can carry on intense, meaningful conversations;  I need to be with someone who can carry on an intelligent conversation.

I was blessed with only one biological child. My son will be 19 before the end of this year and I can’t believe I have a kid that old. He is sweet and funny. He has autism and has lots of strong feelings about lots of things. He has taught me so much. 

My husband and I decided to become foster parents when my son turned 14 and we thought he was old enough to handle it. We had two foster teens (both boys), and we ended up adopting one of them after his birth moms rights were terminated. He is now 15 and is struggling. He had a very hard life, and we don’t yet know if he will ever accept the love and stability we are trying to give him. I’m sure you will hear more about both of my boys, raising teens, autism, foster care, and adoption as the blog goes forward.

I am a person that has lots of interest in lots of things and I love to take in new information. I read a lot, and like to listen to different podcast. My favorite show to listen to is the Ben Shapiro Show, but I also enjoy others like Dave Rubin on the regular. I would consider myself a Conservative Libertarian, and believe in limiting the government because they suck at everything.

I am also LDS like the rest of my family and love the gospel of Jesus Christ. While I have been lucky to spend much of my sons youth being a stay at home mom, I have also worked from time to time, and I am currently employed at my local grocery store. I chose to apply where I work because it is very close to my home, it gives me a flexible schedule, and I get to serve those in my community.


  1. Hi Kristin,
    I just found this website and love it already.
    You and your sisters are just real and honest, two of the best things to be in life.
    Thank you all for building this site for us to read and follow. I’m really enjoying reading through.
    Your boys are just lovely. I’m sure your adopted young man will come through, being a teenager is hard enough without having the problems he has had in his young life. Your biological son is wonderful. I have worked with people who have been diagnosed with autism, it can be a challenge for those of us who can’t understand how their magical brains work, but they are incredible as their brains are so much more complex. They have much to teach the rest of us, that’s for sure. My partner has Aspergers, so I’m always learning too.
    Thank you again, I will continue to follow your site and tips too. xx

    1. Cate, Thank you so much for your kind words, and for checking out our blog. I’m so glad you are enjoying it. It is a lot of work, but such a labor of love for all three of us. We do have a Facebook page also, and we post there often, so if you are on Facebook, please follow us there as well. This month I’m posting daily while everyone is doing the 30 day challenge.

      Adoption and autism can bring challenges to our life for sure, but man does it teach me so very much. Again, thank you for finding us and coming with us on our journey. We so enjoy getting to know all of you wonderful people out there, gives us continued hope for a beautiful future. Again, thank you so much, Kristin

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