Christi Cazin

Christi is a writer and a self proclaimed introvert. As a mom of three young kids, she loves to write about figuring out motherhood day by day. Married for over a decade, she has plenty of experience dealing with life, love and all things in between. She spends her time chasing kids, writing about chasing kids and drinking obscene amounts of coffee. Her faith and sarcastic sense of humor help her face another diaper and another day.
Recent Articles

Honestly, I Couldn’t Parent Without My BFF

When I became a mother, I quickly realized how incredibly difficult the world of parenting is. I was thrown into a world of diaper blowouts, spit-up, tears and sleepless nights. Thankfully, many things helped me along the way, including lots of praye…
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I Got Married Young, & I Wouldn't Change A Damn Thing About It

I met my husband when I was 15 years old. I was sitting on the back of a dusty pickup truck hanging out with friends, when I was introduced to a young, witty guy in a Mustang. I don't remember much about that first meeting, although he claims to reme…
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When I Became A Mom I Realized... Sorry, What Was I Saying?

As I sit here surrounded by the little people who call me mom, I can't help but look around at all the things I need to do. Laundry needs to be started, since I was informed this morning that my husband is out of clean socks. Dishes are still in the …
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I'm An Introvert Mom, And I'm Damn Proud Of It

I love being a stay-at-home mom, but I've always been puzzled by certain questions people ask me. The one that probably boggles my mind the most is the typical, "Do you ever get bored?" Bored? Um, no. No, I don't. First of all, I have three kids, so…
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I Bled Too Much At The End Of Labor & It Was Absolutely Terrifying

Technically, I've been pregnant four times. My first resulted in my amazing and spunky now-6-year-old son. My second pregnancy unfortunately ended due to a miscarriage that forever changed our lives. My third pregnancy gave us our sweet, hilarious no…
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Actually, Being A Stay-At-Home Parent Is Work

I've been a stay-at-home mom for six years now. It's more rewarding than I ever thought possible. It's also so much more difficult. Over the years, I've had multiple jobs in various fields, all of them challenging me in different ways. However, being…
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Honestly, I Really Hate Halloween But I Won't Ruin It For My Kids

I absolutely hate Halloween. In my opinion, it's a pointless holiday with no purpose whatsoever. Even when I was a kid, I wasn't into Halloween at all. While my friends were getting excited to dress up and pick out their costumes, I was just ready to…
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For Me, Breastfeeding The Third Time Around Was Definitely A Charm

Breastfeeding was much more difficult than I'd ever imagined. I tried my best with my first two babies, but for various reasons, I continued to struggle until ultimately, I gave up. When my third baby came around, I was determined to give it one more…
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Honestly, Parenting While Pregnant Almost Destroyed Me

Parenting is nothing like I'd expected. Before becoming a mom, the picture I had anticipated on what parenting would be like was laughable compared to the real thing. I imagined sipping a latte on a cool spring day while watching my children frolic a…
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Honestly, I'm Scared I'll Fail My Kids By Being A Bad Mom

I was raised by someone I firmly believe is one of the best mothers on the planet. She's kind, patient, and has always shown me unconditional love, even through my rebellious teen years. Growing up, she constantly looked for ways to praise me, build …
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Being A Mom With Anxiety Doesn't Make Me Any Less of A Mom

I've had anxiety my whole life, and although I didn't know what to call it until recently, it's affected all aspects of my life in one way or another. Growing up, my anxiety made me come across shy, nervous, and probably socially awkward, if we're be…
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I Quit Breastfeeding After Getting Mastitis & I Felt Like A Failure

When I had my first baby, I was in a state of pure bliss. After trying to conceive for two long years, every moment from that first positive test on felt like a blessing from above. I felt such insurmountable joy the first time I got to hold my sweet…
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Actually, I Loved Co-Sleeping

I've been a mom for six years now. In that time, I've learned so much about parenting. I've learned to pick my battles and savor each moment of this rewarding but difficult roller-coaster ride. I've learned just how much I love co-sleeping with my ki…
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Actually, I'm Really Sad I Won't Be Pregnant Ever Again

I will never be pregnant again. No more morning sickness, mood swings, or contractions. I'll never, ever have to go through labor again, and considering my last labor resulted in an accidental medication-free delivery, that's a huge relief. I won't e…
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Actually, Sending My Kids Back To School Makes Me…

I'm one of those moms. You know the one. I'm the one who cries after I drop off my kids off at school. The mom who doesn't leave her kids with babysitters who aren't family members, because I can't fathom the thought of leaving them with someone who …
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Honestly, My Miscarriage Changed My Marriage

I had a miscarriage. Five years ago, my husband and I found out we were expecting our second child. We were so ecstatic. Sadly, our joy was tragically cut short when our baby's precious heartbeat stopped beating. I had never lost anyone in my life, s…
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Saving My Son From Choking Was The Scariest Moment Of My Life

From the minute my second son was born, he's always been determined to figure out life his own way. Much like my husband, he was born independent and fearless. He'd go down the slide head first at the playground, just to see what would happen. He'd s…
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I Don’t Let My Husband Help With Bedtime — At All

Before I had kids I had no idea that putting children to bed was so exhausting. I pictured a calm evening routine full of cuddles and a few bedtime stories. I thought parents just kissed the kids goodnight and left the room with their sanity in tact.…
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The Best Advice I Got On Potty Training Came From My Pediatrician

I never understood the affects society would have on my parenting until I became a mother. Even now, six years later, everything from sleep methods to a mother's choice in diapers seems to be hot topic that's open to debate to everyone. And because e…
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The Most Important Lesson I've Learned As A Stay-At-Home Mom Has Changed My Life

When I first became a stay-at-home mom, I couldn’t believe how much I loved it. I know it can be a challenge for some parents to be pinned down in the house so much, but it was a dream come true for me. As an introvert and somewhat of a control freak…
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