So I guess I’m a blogger now

A year ago, I landed my dream job at ESPN. We moved to LA for my husband’s job. Oh, and I also gave birth to my first baby. It was a lot of changes all at once, but I was used to flying by the seat of pants. People would ask me all the time, “How are you going to be able to travel every weekend for work and be a mom?” I told them “I’ll figure out”. I really didn’t think it’d be that hard…. uhhhhh, I wish I could go back to being so naive.

It’s freaking hard! My husband also travels on the weekends for his job, which makes it double-hard. We also have no family in LA, so yeah, triple hard. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I’m just telling my younger self that I was an idiot to think it’d be so easy. I’m now in charge of a human being, so I’m not quite sure why i thought it’d be so easy. 

So how do I do it? Well, it’s a day-to-day struggle. Sometimes (actually a lot of times) I have to make layovers at DFW where my parents live, and just throw Jace and his diaper bag through security and sprint to my next flight. Thank God for grandparents. We’ve got a wonderful babysitter who helps out during the week. Why can’t she just stay overnights you ask? Have you looked at how much babysitters charge for overnight sitting? I’d be broke by the end of football season. I’m not sure how other traveling mom’s do it, or how they make it look so easy.

That’s a little preview of what this blog is about- sports, traveling, motherhood, etc. I’ll share some hysterical stories from life on the road (beware, it may involve Jace’s throwing up or a drunken fan throwing up on me). I’ll give advice for reporters trying to get into the business. I’ll share my favorite baby items, fellow bloggers, make-up finds, travel tips, and favorite bottles of wine. I’d also like this to be a space for people to share their stories and to ask questions.

I hope you enjoy reading! Warning, I’m a bit of a hot mess at time. I’m surprised I make to the airport on time every week without losing my wallet (which has only happened three times). Feel free to laugh at my expense. I like to think it’s part of my charm. That’s what I tell my husband when I forget to put the coffee cup under the Kuerig…

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14 thoughts on “So I guess I’m a blogger now”

  1. Count me in! Can’t wait to follow along on your constant adventure. You will be a most awesome blogger! You have all the qualifications and more. You definitely have plenty of material: in-depth knowledge, beauty and grace required in your profession, life in a new, faraway city with no family, wonderful husband, happy marriage, crazy schedule, the most perfectly adorable little baby boy on the planet, a sharp wit, hilarious sense of humor and last, but far from least, as you mentioned the selfless, endearing ability and willingness to laugh at yourself and share it with others.
    I must tell you how much I appreciated your post on PPD. I suffered through the same thing with Stefan. Your openness, honesty and willingness to put your experience out there for others is to be greatly appreciated and respected. I think it’s very important for young mothers to know they are not alone and what they are experiencing is very real and can be treated. Thank you, Kris. We still miss you guys here in Knoxville! 🙂

  2. Kris,
    Sure enjoyed reading this and seeing your wonderful family. It would take a very high energy person to keep up with everything you do. I know this is fun, scary, nerves, exciting experience and lots of traveling. Hang in there !

  3. I am so looking forward to your blog! I miss getting to see you and your fun stories in person! This is will be a wonderful way to get my “Budden fix” 💕

  4. Congrats on starting this blog and sharing a part of yourself. I’m sure many of your stories will be comforting to all the moms (ahem, me) who feel like a hot mess sometimes. Can’t wait to read about your adventures.

  5. Glad you’re doing well and following your dreams. Sure miss seeing you here in East Tennessee! Beautiful child!🙂

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