A Mom Like You- Meet Krystal The Fiery Southern Mama

From Highland Park to Hainesville, the Lake County suburbs are vast and everyone is looking for that parent who’s just like them. This month we’re taking a look “Behind the Trike” and meeting the parents who bring Lake County to you every day. Today we meet our newest writer, Krystal, “the Fiery Southern mama.”

Krystal is “the coolest stay-at-home mom on the block.” She moved to Lake County from Missouri and was born in Texas. In a previous life, she was a teacher and a Youth Pastor. She’s mama to a precious little girl.

Where do you find inspiration?

In my daughter. I love watching her discover new things. My favorite thing in the world is to sit and watch her mull over a problem and then come up with a solution.

Best advice (and from whom) you have received as a mom?

Best advice was from my own mother. She said, You will know when something is not right. I was researching every symptom and my mom told me to stop, that it would make me go crazy. She said to just watch and listen to my baby, she would tell me when something was wrong.

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What room in your house would you be most embarrassed of if someone dropped by unannounced?

Oh, Geeze, right now, that is probably my kitchen. I am constantly cooking something or another, but I am not always the best at cleaning up.

Can you remember how you felt the first time your child was  placed in your arms?

I remember feeling an intense sense of joy. I delivered via C-Section, so I was unable to hold her for a while. They immediately took her to the NICU and started to prep me for recovery. I was finally able to hold her a few hours later after they got her stable. I was overwhelmed at the amount of joy such a tiny little person could give me.

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What is the most daring think you have ever done?

My daring thing was skydiving! I am not a good flier. I have a problem with being several thousands of feet above solid ground. As a graduation present to myself, a few friends and I jumped out of a perfectly good plane. It was the craziest thing I have ever done, and I would never do it again, but it was fantastic!

What has been your most outrageous “real mom” moment?

I have been fortunate that I have not had too many outrageous moments, but recently my daughter came up to me and told me that there was a penny in her tummy. This floored me. Where did she get a penny? What possessed her to swallow it? When I asked her, she said, “Cause I can.” That pretty much sums up her entire attitude.

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Read more from Krystal.

A Mom Like You- Meet Krystal The Fiery Southern Mama
About Rosemary Bridges 14 Articles
Rosemary is a mom who wears many hats. She is a working mom who has her own business, Rosie Bridges Photography, works full time and has two little boys (Gabriel 1/11 & Rafael 11/12). Together with her husband, David, they set off to find adventures all over Lake County. Rosemary moved to Lake County from Chicago as a teenager and has been a resident for over 10+ years. Although the big city lights have a special place in her heart, the quiet suburbs won her over to raise her children in. Rosemary also blogs and podcasts on RaisingBridges.com with David about Parenting in the technology age. You can find her on social media on Twitter @rosie_bridges and Instagram @rosiebridges.

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