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Kristy M

Kristy was born and raised in the coastal town of Port Lavaca, Texas, but has called Houston home since 2006. She majored in English and Public Relations at Texas State University and later received her Masters in Education Administration. In 2008 at a Halloween party, Kristy met her match, Michael, a sweet “nerd” in the crowd, and they were married in October 2010. They welcomed their sweet baby girl Charlotte into the world in February 2013. After teaching high school English for nine years, Kristy left the world of education to stay at home with her daughter. Charlotte now teaches Kristy a thing or two about life. Kristy loves Chick-Fil-A, Target, Starbucks, and all things girly. She writes at Seven Graces, a place where she shares stories about her faith, family, and favorite things. Kristy would love to connect with you through her blog’s Facebook page or through Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest as @kristy7graces.
Experiencing Grief

The Waves of Grief

A couple of weeks ago, I lost my grandpa. He wasn't just a grandpa to me. He was more like a second dad. Losing him was and is one of the hardest losses I've...
A toddler wearing a diaper.

Why We’re Not Potty Training Yet {And Why We’re in No Rush}

When you become a mom, it seems like life is turned into one big calendar, marked by milestone after milestone. The moment when your child sleeps through night for the first time, when they lift up...

5 Reasons Why I Love the Pinterest Moms

Many moons ago, Pinterest made its way into the World Wide Web, and moms everywhere started singing the Hallelujah chorus. Pin, pin, and then pin some more. I'm pretty sure I'm one of those...

Top 20 Books for Pregnancy & Beyond

Becoming a parent is probably the best and scariest thing that can happen to a person. There is no manual or handbook on how to raise a little person. However, there are tons of...

The 5 Best Spa Water Recipes

You ever feel like you need a day at the spa? Me too. I know going to the spa is pretty much non-existent these days, but that does not mean a mama can dream!...

No One Tells Me {or My People} to Shut Up

Awhile back, there was this article circulating the interwebs titled, "Dear Stay-at-Home Mom, Shut The Blank Up." I think it was an even harsher title, originally. The thing is, months later, I'm still annoyed...

The Importance of Family

Growing up, I always had a pack of people cheering me on in whatever endeavor I sought out. The importance of family is just something that was part of my upbringing. I never doubted...

Finding Your Style after Baby

A long time ago, I had a deep desire to be a fashion blogger. I kid you not. But as fate would have it, I got pregnant 2.5 seconds after wishing upon the fashion...

Before 8am {Kristy}

“Life is an adventure, and there is no script. I see something in ordinary moments. I believe that perfection comes not when you are dressed perfectly and wearing lipstick – but in little moments...

You Know You’re a Stay-at-Home Mom When…

Not too long ago, Breonna wrote a hilarious post called "You Might Be a Mom If....", and I caught myself nodding to each of the things she listed. To dive deeper into that conversation, there are...