Kirsten C

Kirsten C. was born and raised in Texas Hill Country. After becoming a hopelessly devoted Bobcat and earning a degree in Mass Communications-Public Relations at Texas State University, she was wooed by the never-ending culinary options and vibrant street art of Houston and became a transplant. By day she is a marketing enthusiast for a downtown engineering firm, and by night, an over-the-top {and unashamed} dog mom. She and her husband William are licensed foster parents—advocating for children and families—who hope to one day grow their family through adoption. You can follow their unruly journey on their blog, Cornell Chaos. When she’s not trying a new restaurant, playing behind the lens of a Cannon, piddling in the yard, or scouring markets for hidden gems, Kirsten is often found teaching student ministry through Kingsland Baptist Church or escaping at a local coffee spot.
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Holidays and the Enneagram: How Each Type Celebrates the Season

Ah…the tangle of lights. Never-ending social engagements. The ever-growing list of people to buy for. Dragging 18 boxes of decorations down from the attic. Glitter—everywhere. The spirit of Christmas! Everyone handles the holiday season...

Ice Cream for Breakfast: How Saying Yes Fosters Connection with Kids

When you boil it down, life comes down to a series of yes and no decisions. I cannot remember which study I was working through at the time, but a piece of solid advice...

The Pain of Being the Odd Mom Out

An interesting phenomenon has begun to emerge among my mom community. It seems I have reached the magical age where 90% of my friends either have children or are currently in the process of bringing...

Trader Joe’s: Always in My Cart

Any Joe Schmoe could rave arbitrarily about the delectableness of Trader Joe's cookie butter or tell you to buy the buffalo-style chicken dip. But it takes a truly dedicated fiend to dig into the...

Blowing Up the Lie of a Balanced Life

When exactly did we buy into this lie that we could (and should) indeed live a “balanced” life? A quick search on Google lends all kinds of advice:: 7 Secrets of Successful People for Living a...

Living In Between

They don’t have a name for it, really. This post-parenting feeling. Postpartum gets the closest in diagnosis:: anger, guilt, hopelessness, fatigue, fear. It comes close. But we were bonded—that, generally, wasn’t an issue. It’s the...

Houston Summer: Worth the Drive

Summer is the perfect time for my two favorite words—road trip! There are a host of Insta-worthy destinations just a day’s drive from Houston with more to do than you may think. So, grab...

Exploring Enneagram:: What It’s Like Being a Three

This year, our Houston Moms writers will be giving you first-hand accounts of life behind their Enneagram type. For an introduction to the Enneagram, see this post, and then read on as Kirsten shares...

Foster Faux Pas:: What Not to Say

As you can imagine, deciding to become a foster parent or even adopting from foster care is not an easy choice. It takes careful consideration, loads of time, and sheer vulnerability as they pry...

The Foster Care Crisis:: Yesterday Is Not an Option

I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland I have always identified with Alice. She got lost in a story and then kept eating and...