Kristen Gardiner

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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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10 Reasons Why We’re Excited About HEB Coming to DFW

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I grew up grocery shopping at HEB in San Antonio. As a kid, it was just a grocery store... nothing special. But when I got married and moved away from Texas for a few...

Meghan Markle Interview :: Being Denied Help Is What Every Person With Depression Fears

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I am not quite sure what I expected to hear during the interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as they sat down with Oprah. I imagined we would hear stories about the tabloids,...
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The Texas Snow Storm :: How You Can Find Help & Give Back

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Winter Storm Uri was like nothing Texas has ever seen before. Many Texans endured long periods without power, heat, and/or water. It was a scary experience that brought many of us to our knees....
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New Pre-K Center Is a “Home Away From Home” at Trinity Christian Academy

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Dropping your child off at school for the first time can be an emotional experience. Will they be safe? Will they enjoy school? Will they be afraid? As parents, we can't be with our...
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10 Ridiculous Lessons Learned in 2020

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I think we've all had our fair share of "lessons" that 2020 has taught us, whether we wanted them or not. While I've had plenty of serious realizations myself, I've also discovered quite a...
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Dear Tired Mama, You’re Making History Right Now

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Dear mama, I know you're tired. Beyond tired. You may wonder how you can get through another day, much less the rest of the year. Demands on your time and energy seem to only be...

4 Common Myths About Antidepressants

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Note: This is not medical advice. This is my opinion based on my experiences. Always consult your doctor. 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness each year. I am a part...

What If Your Exhaustion Is Really a Sleep Disorder?

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Sleep is hard to come by as a mom, especially in the early years. I knew being a parent would be exhausting, but I had no idea how much it would really affect me....