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.
Breakfast tacos

Best Breakfast Tacos in Allen

I'm clearly obsesses with breakfast tacos for myself and my kiddos. So I'd thought I'd share the tastiest and best breakfast tacos in Allen.
Allen Shooting Memorial sign reading "Show Allen Love."

Where to Find Support After the Allen Shooting (And How to Give Back)

It is to be expected that it will take time to grieve those we have lost and process all that has transpired. Do not be ashamed for feeling deeply.
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Pregnant and Postpartum Mental Health Challenges and Risk Factors

Sometimes there is no avoiding mental illness. It is not your fault if you develop depression or another mental health condition.
ER for Kids. ER of Texas. Doctor treating child in pediatric room

5 Ways the ER of Texas Caters to Moms

When you have an emergency, the last thing you want to do is wait. Whether it's you or your child that needs medical care, moms simply can't afford to take more time away from...
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Budget-Friendly Birthday Party Tips

Birthdays with children are magical. Kids get so excited looking forward to their special day and often spend months thinking about their birthday theme or what they'd like to do on that day. It...
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10 Mom-Approved Swimsuits to Rock in 2022

Finding a mom-approved swimsuit you feel comfortable and confident in can feel like trying to find a unicorn. My body has changed so much after having kids that what I'm looking for now is...
The Silos at Magnolia Market in Waco, TX

5 Tips for a Day Trip to Magnolia Market in Waco

You've probably heard all about The Silos at Magnolia Market down in Waco, Texas. HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have turned the property surrounding two old grain silos into a home goods shopping...
Heart sweaters, Valentine's Day clothes for women

Valentine’s Day Heart Sweaters For Women

It's no secret I love hearts, pink, and all things Valentine's Day. My three boys have little interest in wearing matching outfits or going all out with holiday apparel, so I channel that energy...