BIO

Kristi is a stay at home mom with two small boys and a very messy house. She and her family raise goats and pigs and she pretends to know something about homesteading. She went to college in the 90s and didn’t learn much, but she met her husband there, so it wasn’t a total waste of time. They were married a short time later and have spent the last 16 years trying to “settle down” and “be normal”. It’s been a huge and glorious mess. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Read her blog www.freespiritmama.com.

Kristi Pahr's Articles

If a person meets a certain threshold, it’s considered a pathology called Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

How To Spot A Narcissist 

If a person meets a certain threshold, it’s considered a pathology called Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Here's how you can spot a narcissist.
Kristi Pahr    |   06.1.18 12am   |   SHARE
So What Are Essential Oils, Anyway?

Everything You Need To Know About Essential Oils

Essential oils have become incredibly popular and can be found everywhere from your local farmer’s market and community festival to social media.
Kristi Pahr    |   11.29.17 12am   |   SHARE
"Attachment parenting is an easy thing to get wrapped up in and it’s an easy thing to feel like you’ve failed at, primarily because there are defined and demanding benchmarks."

Attachment Parenting Wrecked Me

It is understood that to effectively and officially attachment parent your child, you need to hit all the markers, check all the boxes, and do it without dissolving into a crying mess on the floor... Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   05.31.17 12am   |   SHARE
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Chris Cornell Is Dead; Was His Last Performance Foreshadowing?

Soundgarden was part of something bigger, something that changed everything.
Kristi Pahr    |   05.18.17 9am   |   SHARE
Oh Fraggle Rock, what a wondrous nostalgia you evoke. (Image Credit: Flickr/Cliff)

My Kids Don't Care About Fraggle Rock Or Its Anniversary & I'm A Little Sad About That

I’m not a TV person. I used to be, but not so much anymore. I’m sure there is programming out there that I’d love, and there has been programming in the past that I’ve loved. But right now,... Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   03.30.17 12am   |   SHARE
Sometimes, it's just too hard to imagine going through it all again.

Pregnancy Trauma & Its Resultant Anxiety Makes Another Pregnancy Impossible

I’ve been pregnant three times, and I have two beautiful, amazing, awe-inspiring boys. My first pregnancy did not make it,... Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   03.13.17 12am   |   SHARE
The comments I get, you would not believe. (Image Credit: Kristi Pahr)

Life As A 39-Year-Old With Fully Gray Hair

I found my first gray hair when I was 12 years old. Twelve. I had gray hair before I had a period. Pretty much all my life I’ve had graying or gray hair. It’s genetics. All the women on my mother’s... Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   02.23.17 12am   |   SHARE
image credit: Peter Hershey via Unsplash

Zen Meditation For Beginners: This Is Harder Than It Looks

I’m frazzled, y’all; I’m a mess. I’m a basketcase of anxiety and stress and I need to chill. I’m on Prozac, I drink too much, and my mind is constantly aflutter with all the different things I need... Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   02.14.17 12am   |   SHARE
On proving that determination can show up at any age. (Image credit: Kristi Pahr)

I Climbed A Mother Effing Mountain

I’m lazy as hell, you guys. I know it’s true and I’m not particularly ashamed. I like to put forth as little effort as possible while still managing to be successful in an endeavor. If there’s a way... Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   02.6.17 10am   |   SHARE
 I’m in; I’m out. I’m done.

I Don't Love Target, And Other SAHM Anachronisms

I have a confession to make. Target, meh. I’m just not that into it.
Kristi Pahr    |   01.13.17 12am   |   SHARE