BIO

Kristi is a stay at home mom with two small boys and a very messy house. She and her family raise goats and pigs and she pretends to know something about homesteading. She went to college in the 90s and didn’t learn much, but she met her husband there, so it wasn’t a total waste of time. They were married a short time later and have spent the last 16 years trying to “settle down” and “be normal”. It’s been a huge and glorious mess. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Read her blog www.freespiritmama.com.

Kristi Pahr's Articles

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Chris Cornell Is Dead; Was His Last Performance Foreshadowing?

Soundgarden was part of something bigger, something that changed everything.
Kristi Pahr    |   05.18.17 9am   |   SHARE
Oh Fraggle Rock, what a wondrous nostalgia you evoke. (Image Credit: Flickr/Cliff)

My Kids Don't Care About Fraggle Rock Or Its Anniversary & I'm A Little Sad About That

I’m not a TV person. I used to be, but not so much anymore. I’m sure there is programming out there that I’d love, and there has been programming in the past that I’ve loved. But right now,... Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   03.30.17 12am   |   SHARE
Sometimes, it's just too hard to imagine going through it all again.

Pregnancy Trauma & Its Resultant Anxiety Makes Another Pregnancy Impossible

I’ve been pregnant three times, and I have two beautiful, amazing, awe-inspiring boys. My first pregnancy did not make it,... Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   03.13.17 12am   |   SHARE
The comments I get, you would not believe. (Image Credit: Kristi Pahr)

Life As A 39-Year-Old With Fully Gray Hair

I found my first gray hair when I was 12 years old. Twelve. I had gray hair before I had a period. Pretty much all my life I’ve had graying or gray hair. It’s genetics. All the women on my mother’s... Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   02.23.17 12am   |   SHARE
image credit: Peter Hershey via Unsplash

Zen Meditation For Beginners: This Is Harder Than It Looks

I’m frazzled, y’all; I’m a mess. I’m a basketcase of anxiety and stress and I need to chill. I’m on Prozac, I drink too much, and my mind is constantly aflutter with all the different things I need... Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   02.14.17 12am   |   SHARE
On proving that determination can show up at any age. (Image credit: Kristi Pahr)

I Climbed A Mother Effing Mountain

I’m lazy as hell, you guys. I know it’s true and I’m not particularly ashamed. I like to put forth as little effort as possible while still managing to be successful in an endeavor. If there’s a way... Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   02.6.17 10am   |   SHARE
 I’m in; I’m out. I’m done.

I Don't Love Target, And Other SAHM Anachronisms

I have a confession to make. Target, meh. I’m just not that into it.
Kristi Pahr    |   01.13.17 12am   |   SHARE
I would rather him spend his teenage years gaming with friends and going to geeky cons than drinking beer and trying to get laid.

My Kid Won't Play Organized Sports And I'm Thrilled

When my oldest son was a baby, my husband and I used to talk about what sports he would play. We imagined going to Friday night football games in high school, little league baseball games, karate... Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   01.12.17 12am   |   SHARE
No retail "therapy" here.

When Shopping For Clothes Is Traumatizing

I have to go shopping tomorrow and I’m dreading it. I’ve been thinking about it for two weeks, procrastinating and making up excuses not to go, but time is up, the end is nigh. My husband’s boss is... Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   01.9.17 12am   |   SHARE
Taking the changes, great and small.

Small New Year's Resolutions, Big Results

2016 sucked. If we can’t agree on anything else, I think we can all agree on at least that much. It is widely accepted as a record-breakingly... Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   01.2.17 12am   |   SHARE