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

I grew up grocery shopping at H-E-B 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

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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Texas Winter Storms :: How You Can Find Help & Give Back

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

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

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

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

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...