Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen JORD

There are only a few other things that make my heart flutter the way it does when I see my husband sharing sweet moments with our daughter. Things get so crazy in our house with our kids, that we both try to take dedicated time for each one of our children. I grew up as a middle child, so I feel like I especially remember loving the quality time I got with either of my parents one-on-one. The other weekend, I encouraged Chris to take Ellie on a little date. Nothing crazy; just lunch and ice cream. The two of them cleaned up, dressed up, had a sweet flower exchange over by our front stairs, and went about their way 🙂 View Post

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Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Moms are beautiful

I think all women are amazing, but today I’m confessing how utterly gorgeous I think moms are. Moms are stunning! That’s basically it in a nutshell 😉

There’s several reasons why I’m asserting this; but this post was specifically inspired over the weekend when I escaped my funhouse to get a gel manicure at my local nail salon (yes!). Semi is my go-to gal there. I’ve grown to know her and the other girls a lot over the last four years, but this time Semi told me a story about how her son (now in his 20’s) used to fall asleep on her chest every night when he was a baby and a toddler. I couldn’t help but pause and look at her majestically. I found myself admiring how there was such an important part of this woman that no one will ever really know. Her child(ren) surely won’t remember that stage in life; her spouse may not ever even fully understand. I thought about how many nights she probably stayed up to rock her son to sleep, nurse him, or soothe his discomfort. ‘How she committed herself and offered her body (quite literally) to mother that sweet baby without any expectation of anything in return (she has two other kids by the way).  Then I thought about how she woke up the next day, went to work, and spent a chunk of her day the same as everyone else. View Post

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Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Kids Owning Stock

When my kids have reached an age where they have more defined interests, I’ll encourage them to buy stock in companies they’re interested in. Obviously I’m not talking about loads of money here; I’m also not talking about all of their money. I’m talking about just enough to care about how the business is operating and what their investment is doing. I’m especially interested in having them invest where they eventually will/would like to work. Here’s why: View Post

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Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Cameral Roll

‘Just going through my camera roll with a heavy hand (the kind that is quick to delete), and thought I would share a few more from the last few days that I had on my camera. Evidently I already deleted the extra photos I had of my husband with the kids during bathtime 🙁 See?! Heavy hand. Roll the camera! View Post

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Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Mom-Wife Thoughts

I always think it’s great when mothers open up about the thoughts they have on motherhood and wifery (I don’t even know if that’s a word, but it sounds like “wizardry”, so I love it). We all sort of go about our day with the most intimate and comical thoughts swirling about in our heads, but they tend to stay in there. So the other day, I decided to record my thoughts on my phone. Honestly, I don’t know where I stand on the spectrum of “normal” mom-wife thoughts (something tells me I may be a few too many standard deviations away from the mean), and I’m totally okay with that! All I wanted to do was open up about what goes on in this brain, in the event it resonates with anyone else out there (Bueller?). So without further ado, enjoy my disaster head. I hope if nothing else, you’ll get a few laughs. All my love 🙂 View Post

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