Hey there, I’m Crystal, mama to an amazing little boy–

the best surprise of my life.

 He’s a sharp, sensitive, and quirky Tasmanian devil with a keen sense of humor, a penchant for trains, and the biggest heart in the world. Oh, and he loves pink.

Part health nut, part know-it-all, part child of the information age, I’m a tomboy prima donna who lives for story time and cuddles.

Although I’m many things, in the end I am what I seek — to be connected to myself, my son, humanity, and the environment in which I live. Sometimes I really suck at it.


Here’s to letting go.


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How to Avoid Making Self-Care Compulsory

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Why I Stopped Everything and Moved to Thailand With My One Year Old

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How Comic Books Can Help Your Kids Behave Better

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4 Simple Sensory Hacks for Home

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5 Kids Shows You Actually Want Your Kid to Watch

Many of us have fond memories from our childhood of Saturday morning cartoons and wholesome TV shows like Mr. Rogers. It was a simpler time in the days of TV…

Giving Birth at Home: My Greatest Gift to Myself

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Early Signs of Autism: What To Look For

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How To Eat Seaweed Every Day: 6 Delicious Ways

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