I'm Kristan

I'm the voice of Bring Mommy A Martini, and author of a book - my very first - You Should Write A Book! True Tales of An Unstable Life, and another (very different) one is in the works.

What I Write About

Bring Mommy A Martini is my little cubby of the internet where I write about allthethings having to do with empowering kids and adults who struggle with anxiety and depression, successfully navigating through all the messy sh*t life throws our way, and choosing happiness from the standpoint of someone who “presents well,” but has issues.

As a former teacher with a marketing background and a deep interest in psychology and behavior, I sometimes share parenting stories and advice from an educator’s perspective - and vice versa.

I also get personal - as a kid, I struggled with perfectionism, depression, anxiety, OCD, and undiagnosed ADHD - (see also: when you discover you were a disaster) all of which run in my family, and a few of which both my boys have unfortunately inherited.

I write about ways I've overcome some of these hurdles (thanks to pharmaceuticals and therapy).

I don't want to make it sound like my childhood was hard or sad - it wasn’t at ALL.

I don't have anything life-changing or earth-shattering to offer.

I'm just a girl who wants to make people laugh and feel empowered with stories about life that we can all relate to.

My work has been featured on NBC’s Today Show Parenting Team, Huffington Post, Sammiches & Psych Meds Mock Mom, She Is Fierce!, and BlogHer, and I wrote a humorous memoir (in just 30 days!) called, You Should Write A Book! True Tales of An Unstable Life, which earned five stars from Readers’ Favorites.

Located outside of Austin, Texas, where I live with my husband, our two boys, and three dogs, you'll typically find me writing or reading, or possibly hanging out with my kids, and most assuredly canoodling a Mexican martini.