About Me

I’m Cristina.  I’ve been married to my husband, Robert, for 11 years, and some would call him a saint.  I wouldn’t, I would actually make the argument that I should receive an award or something, but most people, most people would say he deserves a statue erected in his honor.  I loathe those people, but they’re probably not wrong.  We have three amazing children together, Blake (a girl) 8, Dylan (also a girl) 7 and Tristan (a boy) 5.  If you are wondering if he was named after Brad Pitt’s character in Legends of the Fall, the answer should be obvious.  If you are doing the math we had 3 kids 3 and under, and it is exactly as hard as that sounds.

I always wanted to be a writer.  But I was the first in my immediate family to have the opportunity to go to college, and writing seemed a little like a dream. Naturally, I went to law school {insert sad face emoji here} as this seemed logical, mature, and responsible (at the time).  Fast forward through some pretty brutal and boring years of my life, and I survived the bar and began practicing.  

Once I had Blake, I tried to work out a deal to work from home.  However, I quickly became pregnant again for what felt indefinite but was just around 2 years.  I never went back to being a lawyer, because well, I didn’t love it. Don’t feel bad for the law, it didn’t like me either and I didn’t mind.  I decided to focus on my kids who were so little and time is just so precious.  Somewhere between changing Dylan and Tristan’s diapers or cleaning Blake’s poopy accidents (as potty training children is the bane of my existence), I realized that I needed something in my life that involved adult conversation and absolutely no one else’s bowel movements.  I launched an online business called Baby Love Luna where I sold baby and kid clothing and accessories.  I absolutely loved running my own business, and learning how it all works.  However it grew a little too big too fast, and then my kids grew a little too big too fast and I decided it was best to close down shop.  As my sanity was disappearing and in its place all I had was stress and exhaustion.

Which brings me here.  Surviving Cristina.  On some days a guide to surviving life with a circus of monkeys that make demands and basically run your life.  On some days it’s daily observations and things I’ve learned along the way.  Most times it is a place for me to go and unleash all my thoughts so that my husband doesn’t have to pretend he is listening to my rants at night.

I’m a wife to one, mother to three, self-diagnosed TV addict, a hater of fitness but a prisoner to its benefits, home cook, with a nonexistent organizational habit and just trying to survive this life.  

Welcome to the madness.

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