Author Kristina Slaney

  • Kristina Slaney

    "All Mom Does" Blogger

    Kristina has two kids with her husband of nine years. She loves camping, canning, and cooking. She’s learning that the story God is writing for her is better than the one she could ever write for herself, which is a hard lesson to learn, because she also loves planning, security, and predictability. Kristina blogs about her family, work, and life at FamilyWorkLife.com.

 

Tips for Making Your Own Gingerbread House Without Losing Your Mind

It was three Christmases ago, and for the first time ever, I had the whole week of Christmas off work.  I decided I was going to make the most of this gift and go all out for Christmas – baking cookies for the whole neighborhood, visiting all the popular light displays, and – the challenge to top them all – making a gingerbread house.  From scratch. Read more...

When Your Family Doesn’t Look Like a Christmas Card

The Christmas cards are coming! The Christmas cards are coming! This time of year is amazing – my favorite – but certain parts can be difficult to navigate. Soon our mailboxes will be full of glossy Christmas cards with beautiful families in coordinated outfits, we’ll be reading Christmas letters about new babies, new jobs, and new homes, and our social media feeds will showcase our friends’ fabulous winter fun, spectacularly decorated living rooms, and gift-giving abundance. Sometimes we see these things and then look around at our own very normal (and messy) lives and wonder, “What is wrong with my family? Why did we get the short end of the stick?” Read more...

Thanksgiving Casserole Bake

I love Thanksgiving. I love that it’s a slow holiday. A reflective holiday. A holiday where there’s nothing to do but be together. I also love cooking. And I’d be dishonest if I didn’t admit that I love all the eating and deliciousness. {I also love the leftovers.} So today I’m sharing a recipe that I enjoy making with the leftover Thanksgiving goodness. Read more...

The Still Small Voice

As much as I love solitude, I don’t love silence. Anything but silence. Please. It’s deafening. It’s unfamiliar. It’s uncomfortable. This week we’re doing the “Be Still” Challenge, and the timing was perfect. I went away for the night to rejuvenate my mama-soul. And because I was away from the fray of everyday life I was able to listen to the entire 49-minute talk about sacred downtime on my phone while I settled into my room. Read more...

Veterans Day Thanks

Today is Veterans Day. Regardless of political leanings or attitudes about hot-button issues, I think most of us are in agreement that our country is safe due in large part to the reputation, strength, and ingenuity of our military forces. It’s easy on days like these to hear a brief acknowledgement of “Thanks for your service and sacrifice” without understanding what that really means. Read more...

Are we desensitized to ministry?

You know how if you say a word over and over enough, it starts to sound strange?  Like the overuse of it makes it feel foreign on your tongue and unfamiliar to your ears? Read more...

You'll Never Understand...Until You're a Mom

I had to bite my tongue. The conversation was veering off into a place of divisiveness. And as the only parent in the discussion, I wanted to play my trump card. “You’ll never understand until you’re a mom.” But I took a deep breath, swallowed those words, and let the conversation continue. I wasn’t going to go there. Read more...

Great Expectations

At the beginning of the month, The Washington Post published the findings of a study concluding that the majority of new parents are unprepared for motherhood and have unrealistic expectations of what it will be like. And I think most of us who are in my position {that position being the one with enough years behind me that I have some confidence and perspective but not so far removed from the newborn stage that I’m all “ENJOY EVERY SINGLE MOMENT”} would agree that it’s true. Read more...

Game Day Guac

How ‘bout those Hawks? Friends, I know…humility and all that…but honestly, I make a mean guac. It’s my signature dish, and by “my” I mean “mostly ripped off from Ina Garten.” But seriously. If you want to make an impression at your next football-watching party, try this out. Read more...

Growth Rarely Comes Without Pain

Motherhood is hard, isn’t it? Not only do you expend every last ounce of energy trying to do this job to the very best of your ability, but you’re also trying to navigate the millions of messages flying around about motherhood. You hear motherhood is enough, and then you hear that you should be more than just a mom. You hear motherhood is a high and holy calling, but it’s not who you are. You teach your children that family is the most important thing, but then wonder if you’ve made it an idol. What is the truth? Read more...
  • Verse of the Day - 12-22-2014

    Joshua 24:15 "If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Read More
  • Opa! Time To Find That Passport!

    SPIRIT 105.3 is heading to the Greek islands to retrace the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. Your bible will come to life as we explore the ancient land where Paul made missionary journeys. I have never been to Greece so I’m very excited to share this amazing journey with you. I’m brushing up on the Greek language as we speak. ;-) Read More

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