- A lifetime of “researching” scents and other stimuli went into this piece. Krista sacrificed hours of her life on the Delt Sig dance floor so she could get 15 Ways I’m Basically a Frat House Mom right. She smelled socks and poked her own grey matter to ferret out if the fish she smells is friend or foe. BLUNT Moms featured this essay in April 2016.
- BLUNT Moms featured Krista’s break-up letter to the open letter format November 2015. Communication is good, except when it’s not. She hopes An Open Letter to the Open Letter Format makes you chuckle.
- One form of cleansing that unforgettable “bathroom moment” from one’s brain is to write about it. One never knows what lessons might emerge with the purge. Krista’s essay Dear Dan Aykroyd: Everything That Needs to Be Said About that Cookout first appeared in The Rain, Party and Disaster Society Magazine pg. 7 Vol. I, Issue IX, April 2014.
- It’s the unexpected races in life that provide surprising victories and deep joy. In Flush and Mush: How I Won the Morning School Rush Krista finds humor in the mundane frustrations of everyday life as a parent. The piece appears in Great Moments in Parenting March 2015.
- On a friendship forged, lost, rediscovered and missed- Krista’s essay Die Job was first printed in Brain,Child-Brain, Mother Magazine’s Blog in November 2014.
- Krista explores the ambiguities of bullying and teenage play in her essay Quietly Bleeding published by Brain, Child- Bran,Mother Magazine’s Blog in January 2015 and was also promoted later by Grown and Flown in July 2015.
Like one stop shopping? You can see all three Brain, Child Magazine pieces by Krista here.
- Struck: The Pope is Wrong. There is No Dignity in Spanking BluntMoms was kind enough to post this opinion piece by Krista in March 2015.
- If you’ve ever felt ambivalence about parenting, politics, history, etc. you might enjoy Krista’s essay: A Trip to the Optometrist Office with My Son and a Gunman published on Scary Mommy’s Club Mid August 2015.
- A bout of cleaning turns into a moment of poignancy in the flash essay Half Melted, published by Mamalode August 2015.
- Children. They can make the mundane magical. Mamalode is home to Krista’s piece Why It Took Me Two Months to Recycle a Glad Bag in October 2015.
Krista feels honored to have both essays and poems included in The Good Men Project, especially since she’s surrounded by “good men” at home.
- Her essay We don’t need Big Brother- or Big Daddy to Punish Us… was published March 2017.
BluntMoms is edgy, funny and honest.
- The mag published Krista’s essay “If You Really want to ‘Help’ Just Let the People Poop” in March 2017.