Christina Crawford is a Dallas-based writer, guacamole enthusiast, and mom to three feral little boys. She spends her days putting out fires (actual and metaphorical) and trying to keep goldfish alive. Her words have appeared in Newsweek, HuffPost, Health Magazine, Parents, Scary Mommy, Today Show Parents, and more. You can follow along on Twitter where she writes (questionably) funny anecdotes about her life at @Xtina_Crawford
It’s Hard To Say Goodbye To Teachers
I’m wrestling with a sense of loss as we bid our teachers farewell.
Welcome To Motherhood, Here Are The Mom Group Rules
Like bro code, but even more essential.
I Always Thought I’d Proudly Rock Gray Hair — Boy Was I Wrong
As much as I want to like my gray, the truth is I despise it.
Infertility Took A Brutal Toll On Me, But Here's What I've Learned
I have a reverence for how it shaped me as a person and, eventually, as a mother.
Why Do Children Lose Interest In Toys So Quickly? It’s Complicated, Say Psychologists
They go from “gotta have it” to “I’m bored” in record time.
I Quit Drinking When I Had Kids And Man I’m Glad
Since becoming sober, I’ve experienced profoundly positive effects on my mind, body, and behavior.
My Kid Called Me Strict — And I’m Actually Thrilled
His comment backfired; I secretly high-fived myself.
Parenting A Deeply Feeling Kid Is Complicated
Especially if you're a deeply feeling adult.
I Want Another Kid, And My Husband Doesn’t
How in the world are we supposed to resolve this one?
As An Only Child, I Miss Big Family Gatherings At The Holidays
I miss the siblings I never had.
I'm Teaching My Kids To Be Quitters. Here's Why.
The trick, I’ve learned, is to know when to dig deeper or when to quit digging altogether.
You Don’t Just Need Mom Friends — You Need Mom Friends Of All Ages
What I’ve learned from them has completely changed my outlook and the way I parent.
My Baby Almost Drowned In Our Backyard Hot Tub
Our Kids Will Be Learning Lessons So Much Bigger Than Academics This Year
The Pandemic Has Turned Me Into Someone I Barely Recognize
Why The Back-To-School Decision Is A Touchy Subject For Parents
'My Kids Will Never Act Like That' And Other Ridiculous Things I Said