Krista Swan • Portland, Oregon

Welcome to my humble corner of the blogosphere! I write about my family and our adventures and travel and food, and about my ongoing fitness journey.

I love to cook, especially with the kids, but we have a hard time sticking to recipes. That must be because I have a problem with thinking rules don’t apply to me, but I’m working on that because I have to.

My little muses are 5 year old thoughtful nature girl Anna, and 4 year old flirty boy Eric. Their father is the love of my life, my husband of 10 years Brian. We call him The Daddy Man because he really is a superhero to us.

I’ve realized lately that I’m more competitive than I previously thought, and since turning 40 I’m wondering what I want to be when I grow up.

I believe in the power of good shoes and wine, and I’m inspired by nature, by unnecessary kindness, by women who make fitness a balanced part of their daily lives, by anyone who DOES SOMETHING instead of just thinking about it, and by Cupcakes and Cashmere and This is Glamorous.


Contact: mostlymommyhood {at} gmail {dot} com

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One response to “Krista

  1. Rene Quaranto

    On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 5:22 PM, Rene Quaranto wrote:


    When I got to work today the first thing I asked about was your son. My name is Rene and I work at US Bank for Matilda. I only work Thurs-Sat., and had not been updated yet. I am so happy Eric is ok. I’m the one who brought Anna to you. (Thank you for thanking me in your blog ) When I went to get her I tried to pick her up (my daughters are 3 and 7, mommy instinct to want to pick her up and hold her I guess). She would not let me- which is really smart, she obviously knows about “stranger-danger”. So I explained we were parking her bike to get to you etc. She kept asking me what happened but I would not tell her (holding back tears, even as I write this) and just kept telling her everything is going to be ok. I sat her down on the curb next to you and kept holding her hand, rubbing the back of her hand and her back and telling her she is so brave and such a good big sister over and over. She was probably thinking “who is this crazy lady?” but I didn’t know what else to do. I have thought so much about your family over this past week, and my family has been praying for Eric. I have told my girls many times about how brave Anna was. I know she does not want to think about it anymore, (understandable) but she definitely deserves a “big-sister-of-the-year-award”. Thank you for updating us. Best wishes to you and your family. Warmly, Rene’

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