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About kristinlindeen

I am Kristin. I am Erik's wife. I am Joshua, Rebecca, and Andrew's mom. I am known nationally as the "QBQ! Daughter" and keynote on Personal Accountability and the QBQ. I am certified in Myers Briggs and am passionate about helping people understand themselves and others better. I am John and Karen's daughter. I am sister to many, mentor to some, friend to others. Most defining, I am Christ's daughter, adopted by God--rescued and saved by grace. And almost every single day, I need to be reminded of that truth. Come say "hi" at and of course, browse the blog! I'd love to hear from you, so comment away!

Motherhood Meltdown: The Day After

So, mothers, go have your Motherhood Meltdown. You might feel a bit sheepish, but you’ll get some great hugs from your kids, and seriously–The Day After is totally worth it. Continue reading

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Have a preschooler? Don’t hold a grudge.

This started as a Facebook status update, but I realized it’s a little bit of a blog. So, I’ll log it here, even though I rarely blog anymore. I love bedtime conversations with my son. He was a bit of … Continue reading

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Joseph, Dreams, and Getting Out of a Pit

Originally posted on ERIK LINDEEN:
I’ve been thinking a lot about Joseph this past year or so. Not Joseph, the adopted dad of Jesus. No, I’m talking about Joseph- the arrogant, young leader who had a vision from God. You…

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Now I Understand the “Oops”

For years, as a woman who struggled to successfully conceive a child, I struggled mightily with “The Oops.” I just didn’t understand how someone could have an oops, cry over an oops, be shocked by the oops, possibly even regret … Continue reading

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Plaid Pajamas

Originally posted on Journey On …:
It wasn’t suppose to take long. Surely no one would see me. Everyone runs out to get their paper in their pajamas or those sweats they wouldn’t want anyone to know they owned, right? Thing…

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“But that wasn’t the PLAN!”

Marriage to my husband Erik, and parenting have taught me two truths …. Not at all the evening I expected … I expected a family dinner, playing at the park with my kiddos while Erik was at band practice, early … Continue reading

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Can you handle this 24 hr challenge?

Originally posted on Leigh Leigh Speaks:
? *image found on facebook ? Happy Monday! Usually on Mondays I like to write something encouraging for the week ahead. I found this picture on my Facebook news feed and the ideas started…

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Dealing With Loss

Originally posted on ERIK LINDEEN:
Last week, my wife and I experienced the pain and loss of our fourth miscarriage. To be honest, I’m still coming to grips with it.  I was just starting to get excited about the idea…

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Marked with Infertility

Bear with me, it has been a while. My Trying to Conceive history: Easy conception in December of 2006 and then a 10 week “missed” miscarriage. D&C. Doctor discovered a septate in my uterus. Nurse incorrectly advised me to “go … Continue reading

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I Used to Be A Quitter

I officially finished my P90X3 challenge today! 90 days! Man, when I started on March with Accelerator and Warrior and those crazy workouts … I never thought I’d finish. I thought I’d give up. But I DIDN’T! Today I completed … Continue reading

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