The Journey Starts now

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Oh my goodness! I can not believe it! I am so very excited! After all these years, casually blogging away on my “free” blog site to deaf ears (literally) and occasionally filling up my friends’ newsfeeds (whether they signed up for it or not) with my attempt at sometimes sarcastic, often heartfelt essays, I’m proud to announce that today I decided to actually set up my very own website! A “proper” personalised website, just for me! That’s right! One that has required me to temporarily cease my morbid affair with Afterpay, opt for an $8 wine over a $12 bottle and instead, invest a small amount of cash in to a domain in my own right. 🤗

About me

For those of you who don’t know me (Though, let’s face it, this being my first official entry probably means most of you will be friends from high school, a fellow Mum from my kids school or a family member) my name is Kristin.

I am 34, a mother of four children and I am currently at a crossroads deciding what path I should take with my life. I have been married for 13 years to a man I met 16 years ago in the Australian Army which began with an insanely passionate kind of love (think, tattooed names on bodies after only mere months of dating and a very early engagement announcement) – 19 and no fear of the unknown! Thank goodness we have lasted the distance or else I’d have to frantically find myself another “Adam” and convince him I had the tramp stamp placed there only recently for him – to which, he would surely run for the hills! 🤭

Like I said, thank goodness it has never come to that. 😓

Yesterday, I farewelled my youngest daughter who joined her siblings and slid in to the ranks at big school. It was also my eldest sons first day of high school. It was an emotional day for me as they have been my everything for the past 12 years. They still are of course, but I suppose now I feel some what anxious and lost as to what comes next for me. I feel as though my identity has rested entirely on being the “crazy mummy of four little kids” for so long now, that it’s going to take some time and a considerable amount of effort to put some new goals in to place and redirect my path.

So here I am, doing what I love, second only to loving my family and friends; and that is writing. I do hope you enjoy my stories. I hope I can make you laugh, or feel understood. I’m a bit of a soul bearer, so I’m guaranteed to shock some readers with my habit of over sharing and delving a little deeper in to your veins than most. I am however extremely truthful, and that these days, could be considered a rarity.

Please be patient with me while I find my feet and adapt to navigating around this page. If I bore you, firstly, I’m sorry. I am always open to suggestions and stepping out of my comfort zone, so don’t be afraid to throw some inspiration (or challenges) my way!

K x

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I am a mother of four children. Two boys, ages 12 and 8 and two girls, 5 and 6. I joined the Army at 19 where I fell head over heels in love with my soldier boyfriend, married him and commenced our family! My husband is a successful (though, exhausted) business owner as well as a professional boxer, on the verge of retirement. I hope you will continue to follow my blog and engage in my very raw and honest stories of my life, opinions and relatable circumstances that we all face! Follow me on my Instagram page @mummablogs1 or my Facebook page TBA for more updates.

20 thoughts on “The Journey Starts now”

  1. Kristin, you are so very honest and love your creative truthful writing that a lot of us only think about!! LOL well done and I look forward to reading your blogs!! Do what you love and love what you do! I can tell by your writing that you love it!! you are gorgeous from the inside out and outside! goodluck!!

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  2. So proud you are following your heart. I have followed that beautiful heart from when you were a wee one. That beautiful heart is bigger and bigger every day.
    You aren’t afraid to voice your opinion and the more passionate the cause is to you, the louder that voice becomes.
    I look forward to sharing more of the life of your beautiful family. Congratulations on following your dream xo

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    1. Thank you Madonna! Your words really echo to me and I feel everything you say. It all means so much. Oh and happy birthday by the way! I hope you’re having a lovely day. About to wish you one on FB in case you don’t see this xxx


  3. Kristin, as your cousin (or sister back in our childhood days) I am so proud of you for investing in YOU and following your passion. Not only is this something you love to do, but also something you’re extremely good at! I know you well enough to know that you will never run out of ideas to write about, and each and every blog you publish will be far from boring. I’m so excited to follow you and read your thoughts; many of which are SOOOOO similar to my own!!!
    Love you lots.
    X X X

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    1. Thank you Leah! Yes, you are one of few who knows the way my quirky brain works! 😂😂 I’m certain there will be some blogs on the horizon, that will take you down memory lane ❤️❤️ love you xxx


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