Kristen Gardiner

Kristen Gardiner
Kristen Gardiner moved to the Dallas area (Allen) in 2018 with her husband and three boys (born in 2010, 2012, and 2015). She has a marketing degree from Texas A&M (class of '06) and an M.B.A. from Texas A&M --Corpus Christi. Kristen met her husband while working at Whataburger in College Station, and they have been inseparable ever since. She has spent the past few years as a freelance writer and marketing consultant. Kristen is passionate about storytelling and sharing about struggles with mental health in motherhood on her blog Driving Mom Crazy.
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In Defense of Valentine’s Day (Plus Easy Ways to Celebrate)

I've always loved Valentine's Day. The world, especially now, could use a day dedicated to LOVE of all kinds. A lot of people say that Valentine's Day is too commercial. Some say you should...
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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

Critter Club is back and better than ever! Fairview Town Center's Critter Club is a FREE event that gives kids the chance to get up close and personal with different kinds of animals. It...

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...