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Kristi Ahrens
Just a mom trying to keep everyone happy and have some fun while we're at it.
Interests: Being a mom, loving my husband, reading, writing, sending off-the-wall snapchats and texts to my friends, studying the bible, taking pics of my kids and anything else fun, playing outside in nice weather
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If you are Facebook friends with me, you may have seen this story from last week: My apologies to the greater Wenatchee community, more specifically those of you who were shopping at Costco in the past 30 minutes. If you incurred auditory distress because of a shrieking 4 year old... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at Word Therapy
I set a goal this year. Well, a few actually, but one was very specific. I decided that instead of continuing to say that I’d become too busy to read, while frittering away the hours reading news articles, status updates and tweets in 4 (or 14 or 40!!) minute increments,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at Word Therapy
Navel Gazing. The first time I heard that term, I was baffled. I must have taken it really literally because I got this immediate visual of a bunch of people walking around looking at their bare midriffs. I guess it’s not that far off the mark from what it means.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Word Therapy
Yesterday I said goodbye to a dear friend. I didn’t realize how much I treasured our friendship until these last few months when the departure date loomed imminent on the calendar. Every time I thought about it, that old song “Don’t know what you got, til it’s gone” would run... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Word Therapy
Forget to remember that it’s the end of the school year, and forget to anticipate all the preciousness and emotions that come with it. (Sunglasses & Waterproof mascara are a mom’s best friend) Make sure not to check the school website for important announcements, because you wouldn’t want to actually... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Word Therapy
Well, I believe it’s official. I’m an Enneagram 3. I’ve spent the last 6 months or so in chronic pursuit of really figuring out my number. I’ve tested multiple times, read books, read descriptions of the numbers I thought I might be to my husband, and examined my ways of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Word Therapy
I'm sharing this week a little recap of last week's Tech-Savvy parenting group, and a preview of what we are covering tomorrow. Also, if you can't tell, I feel strongly about this subject! If you are a 21st century parent, acting as the gatekeeper for your kids in the online... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Word Therapy
Not a comprehensive report, but a few thoughts about the latest book I'm reading. Also, an invitation to this! Tech Savvy Parenting Group @ SHC Community Night If you have feedback, feel free to leave a comment or send me a text or email! Also since I'm off social media... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at Word Therapy
Thanks for the comment Koreena! I'm so thankful to hear your voice in all of this. I think that you are a wise woman! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!
Here are a couple of things I’ve been thinking about this past week, as I continue my social media hiatus. I have had a lot more time to think about things, read books, and be present with my family. It’s been more refreshing than I could have imagined, and I’m... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at Word Therapy
It’s been 15 days since I last perused, clicked, posted, scrolled, fired back or numbed out on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. This hiatus has been necessary and good. As I promised in my last post, I am going to be sharing about some of the good things that I miss... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2019 at Word Therapy
So good mom! Although i have appreciated you passing on major news to me that I’m missing :) that’s one hard thing about being completely off!
I’m on day 7 of a total social media break. I can’t recall that I’ve ever completely abstained for this many days from ALL platforms. I’ve taken extended breaks from Facebook, while still keeping Instagram and Twitter in my back pocket because those two aren’t always my first substance of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Word Therapy
“When you think of our time here in light of eternity, spending your life trying to perpetually upgrade your home, is like deciding to install granite countertops during your weekend stay at the Holiday Inn.” -Paraphrase Joby Martin, Church of Eleven22 I’ll never forget the first time I heard that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2019 at Word Therapy
Do you ever have a day where your spiritual senses feel heightened? As if the stuff you’ve read or heard about God being all around us suddenly starts feeling really, tangibly REAL? He just keeps blowing my mind. Just when I think I’ve experienced the apex of the love of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Word Therapy
All this controversy swirling around a few Christmas songs lately, has me overly analyzing every lyrical composition that comes across the airwaves (or whatever you call streaming pandora Christmas music). I was listening to the familiar favorite 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' the other day, and realized just how... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at Word Therapy
“Are you begging for compliments again?” I immediately blushed and felt busted for my unconscious attempt at gaining praise and affirmation. I hadn’t ever thought of it that way and the way she so pointedly articulated exactly what was going on with my moment of self-deprecation was an eye-opener. As... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at Word Therapy
You know when you’re prepping to do something that freaks you out a little bit and all your insecurities and presumed inadequacies come rushing through your subconscious and the doubts and lies are louder than a passing freight train? This is a busy week and I have a few things... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at Word Therapy
“I just don’t know how you have time to read!' “How in the world do you find time to listen to all those podcasts?!” As an information hound and someone who loves to learn, I’ve heard both of these statements numerous times in the past decade. For 10 years now,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at Word Therapy
It's been almost a month since we said goodbye to my Grandpa, and I'm thinking about him today. I shared a few things at his funeral that he taught me, and I noticed that two of these legacy points showed up in our lives today. Namely, butter and saltines, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at Word Therapy
*SURRENDER* What comes to your mind when you think of that word? I get two images. First: a person kneeling with hands in the air before someone in authority over them, probably a police officer. Second, I get the classic military example of waving the white flag as a bedraggled... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Word Therapy
Have you ever had one of those days where strange things happened? Like, unexplainable, maybe coincidental to the point that you feel like there is a force that is reading your mail and then tweaking your circumstances to make you wig out a little bit? That’s happening RIGHT NOW IN... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at Word Therapy
Are you a details person? I would say that I’m not. I’m more of a big ideas person and the details sort of fall by the way side. Frequently, this leads to me finding myself in a situation where I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. I was reading... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Word Therapy
“It takes a village to raise a child” A proverb we’ve heard numerous times. We nod our heads in agreement, or maybe we pull back from that mentality thinking “If I let the village raise my child, I’ll end up with the village idiot!” Depending on where you live, that’s... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at Word Therapy
“If the Devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy” -Beth Moore I was a brand new Christian the first time I heard Beth Moore say that. I was in the living room of my Mentor mom’s house (MOPS, Mothers Of Preschoolers, has “Mentor Moms” who are basically the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Word Therapy