Reinvention Mom Blog

For ten years Cristie blogged her way through motherhood. Starting before “influencer” was even a word and blogger was a recognized profession, Cristie shared the ups, downs and tips from the trenches of a household run by a working mom of three. Here you’ll find some of those gems plus love notes from seasons moms to those still in the thick of it. Visit the blog for a real look at parenting. You’ll definitely feel better and you just might learn something too.

Which Part of Me Works Best?

Which Part of Me Works Best?

I have been doing a lot of what we call “parts work” in my therapy office lately. In short, that means working with the many parts of people's human experiences. No, this is not because my specialty is clients diagnosed with multiple personalities. It  just means that...

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Normalizing Feeling Not Normal

Normalizing Feeling Not Normal

Anyone else find they are experiencing new sides to their personality after the last two years? Maybe it's not a personality shift, but instead a reaction to what our persons have been through since March of 2020. I attended a wedding a few weekends ago that required...

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The Importance of Traditions

The Importance of Traditions

When parents ask what is the best way to connect with their kids I have a simple answer: Tradition. When I spent the first holiday season hanging around my then-boyfriend's parent's house, I noticed his three little sisters stayed home one day from school and made...

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Mom Confidence

Mom Confidence

I’ve heard all the metaphors about motherhood and animal instincts. I know what mama bears look like and how lionesses protect their young. What has taken me longer to realize is the human fierce I’ve gained from being a mother. I don’t mean fierce in the America’s...

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Growing Pains

Growing Pains

I don’t remember growing pains as a child so it came as a surprise to me the first time one of my kids had them. I used to think it was just a figure of speech-growing pains. But then I had my first sleepless night with an adolescent who was writhing in pain in both...

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