Kristen Gardiner

Kristen is currently a stay-at-home mom to three wild boys, ages 9, 7, and 4. Kristen was born and raised in San Antonio & she and her husband recently moved their family to Allen in 2018 after a four-year stint in Oklahoma City. Kristen loves to write about motherhood, mental health, and child safety. She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and has a passion for contributing hands-on car seat education to her community. In her spare time, she loves binging on Bravo shows while sipping a Diet Coke.  Share in the everyday highs, lows, and humor with Kristen at Driving Mom Crazy, and on Facebook or Instagram.
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Grieving a Newborn Experience I Didn’t Have

I often wonder what it would have been like to enjoy the first few months of my third baby's life. Sure, there were cute and wonderful moments we experienced together, but I really struggled....
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3 Ways to Find a Mental Health Therapist in Collin County

Trying to find a mental health therapist can seem overwhelming. Where do you start? How do you know if a counselor accepts insurance and can address your specific needs? It can take a while...
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What Everyone Needs To Know On World Mental Health Day

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. This is a day to raise awareness and support for mental health issues, and to learn how we can work to make mental health care a reality...
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Critter Club:: FREE Animal Meet-&-Greets This Fall at Fairview Town Center

The Critter Club is back and better than ever! The Critter Club is a free event that gives kids the chance to get up close and personal with different kinds of animals. This free...

Tried and True Pumpkin Recipes That Will Not Disappoint

It's no secret that pumpkin is one of the most popular fall flavors. It seems like you can make almost anything with pumpkin. While that's amazing, it can also be overwhelming. There are so...
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The Mental Health Lesson We Can Learn From Simone Biles

Many were shocked when Simone Biles withdrew from the women's Olympic gymnastics team final competition. What happened? Was she injured? Reporters and onlookers knew something serious must have happened for Biles to withdraw from...

Collin County Donut Tour 2021 :: Where to Find the Best Donuts in Collin...

Who doesn’t love a good donut? With National Donut Day coming up, it’s a good time to sample some local shops to find the best donuts in Collin County! There are a lot of...
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Ramadan Mubarak! 5 Kids’ Books About Ramadan

Learning about other cultures and religions is an important part of our family. After moving to Collin County a few years ago, we met several new families from my kids' school that celebrated different...