About Ms. Jewells

My name is Kristin. Several years ago a 3-year-old started calling me Ms. Jewells, and it stuck.

First and foremost, I'm a mom. The journey to becoming one was probably the most difficult thing I've ever experienced, but it changed me in ways I never knew possible. And I do believe I'm a better mom than I may have been without it. For better or worse, my life revolves around being a mom, and I make no apologies for spamming Instagram with pictures of my kid, turning down a happy hour because I just want to get home to him (or requesting one when I just need a break), and wearing yoga pants more often than I should. This is my greatest passion - and I'm so grateful for the opportunity.
But while being a mom is a huge part of who I am, it's not all of me. I'm so much more...
I’ve been told I’m an old soul, and I consider it to be one of the greatest compliments. I’m anxious for the life ahead of me, but also careful not to wish time away. Because when it comes down to it, life is short. I’ve learned this the hard way.

My family is the foundation of my soul. I was raised by a strong and compassionate woman who has become my best friend. My brother and sister have big hearts, and like most teenagers, big attitudes sometimes, too. I have a million cousins, a dozen aunts and uncles, and one big heart with a special place for every single one of them.

My husband is my best friend. For 11 years, he’s stood by my side through the very worst and the very best times of our lives. We were married in June 2012. We have two angels - pregnancies we lost due to ectopic pregnancy (read about that here and here) - and one precious babe here with us (our son Jackson). While becoming parents has introduced a new dynamic to our lives, it's also brought us even closer together. We've overcome so much together and I’m confident that we can take on anything life has in store for us. Together, we’re an unstoppable team.

I find friendship to be a gift from God. We choose people in our lives who love us despite our every fault. They look at life through the same lens and are patient and understanding when you each see things just a little bit differently. I’ve been blessed with lifelong friends who are each of these things and so much more.

I’m a crier. You’ll probably see it in many posts, but I’m a firm believer that some things are better solved with tears.

I believe that life is hard, but it’s beautiful. I love laughing until my stomach hurts, sleeping with a fan on, reading, acting like a kid one minute and an adult the next, feeling accomplished, traveling, taking pictures, and going after your dreams. Most of all, I believe in living life to the fullest—in giving thanks for the good times and learning from the bad.

This blog may be all over the place. Some days may be better than others. But I promise you this: it is real, it is honest, and it’s straight from my heart. I’m honored to be a tiny little part of the big ol’ blogosphere.