Christina Crawford

Christina Crawford is a lifestyle, health, and personal essay writer. She specializes in covering mental health, parenting, wellness, and extracting humor from her many mom (and life) fails.

Her words have appeared in Newsweek, HuffPost, Health Magazine, Parents, Scary Mommy, Today Show Parents, and more. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, as well as a (completely unused) master’s degree in healthcare administration.

She is a guacamole enthusiast who spends her days putting out fires (actual and metaphorical) and trying to keep goldfish and three feral little boys alive. She lives in Dallas, by way of Tucson, New York City, Houston, and Kansas City. You can follow along on Twitter where she writes (questionably) funny anecdotes about her life at @Xtina_Crawford

Sounds amazing

The Tween Years Have Been A Total Game-Changer For My Marriage

ByChristina Crawford

And I didn’t even see it coming.

no more fomo

I've Entered My Golden Girls Era & I'm Not Mad About It

ByChristina Crawford

No more wild nights out — now it's about staying home under a weighted blanket eating ice cream and loving it.

just wired differently

I’m An Extrovert & I Finally Understand My Introverted Kid

ByChristina Crawford

Because I am such a people person, I naively assumed my kids would be too.

best childhood ever

The Lost Generation Of Early 80s Babies Are The Real Ones

ByChristina Crawford

We’ve lived two entirely different lifetimes in the span of our short lives: half analog/half digital.


Parenting Is 24/7 Sensory Overload

ByChristina Crawford

I am often overwhelmed by the excessive amounts of noise, touching, and ahem, smells that having kids entails.

three’s a crowd

Man, Three Kids Is Weird, Huh?

ByChristina Crawford

There are some real challenges with this odd number.


Why I Stopped Patting Myself On The Back For My Kids’ Success

ByChristina Crawford

I repeat this phrase like a mantra, and it gets me through the highs and lows of parenting.

buckle up

Parenting Tweens Is An Emotional Roller-Coaster

ByChristina Crawford

It’s been harder than toddler tantrums or anything I have experienced before.

Pitch in

Newsflash: The PTA Can Actually Be Super Fun

ByChristina Crawford

Don’t believe the rumors.

I surrender

That’s It, Summer, You Win

ByChristina Crawford

I’ve driven approximately nine bazillion miles to various camps, listened to endless bickering, and I’m constantly on the verge of heat stroke. I’m waving a white flag.

Your 40s

I Guess I'm Middle-Aged Now, And It's Weird As Hell

ByChristina Crawford

It's not necessarily a crisis, but the turning-40-midlife-chaos is real.

We'll miss you

It’s Hard To Say Goodbye To Teachers

ByChristina Crawford

I’m wrestling with a sense of loss as we bid our teachers farewell.

mom code

Welcome To Motherhood, Here Are The Mom Group Rules

ByChristina Crawford

Like bro code, but even more essential.

What To Do

I Always Thought I’d Proudly Rock Gray Hair — Boy Was I Wrong

ByChristina Crawford

As much as I want to like my gray, the truth is I despise it.

hard roads

Infertility Took A Brutal Toll On Me, But Here's What I've Learned

ByChristina Crawford

I have a reverence for how it shaped me as a person and, eventually, as a mother.

Honestly, It's Ridic

Why Do Children Lose Interest In Toys So Quickly? It’s Complicated, Say Psychologists

ByChristina Crawford

They go from “gotta have it” to “I’m bored” in record time.

I'm good

I Quit Drinking When I Had Kids And Man I’m Glad

ByChristina Crawford

Since becoming sober, I’ve experienced profoundly positive effects on my mind, body, and behavior.

Not an Insult

My Kid Called Me Strict — And I’m Actually Thrilled

ByChristina Crawford

His comment backfired; I secretly high-fived myself.

Mini Me

Parenting A Deeply Feeling Kid Is Complicated

ByChristina Crawford

Especially if you're a deeply feeling adult.


I Want Another Kid, And My Husband Doesn’t

ByChristina Crawford

How in the world are we supposed to resolve this one?