About Kristen Mary Carolan

Kristen infront of the Douro Valley on a wine tour in Porto, Portugal.

This Past Year

Currently, I’m sitting on my new green couch, feeding my daughter Niamh. The sun is just starting to set, and Michael is here with us—we are parents now. Niamh turns one month old this week.

When I started my blog one year and three days ago, we were in the thick of trying to get pregnant. I waited, hopefully, for five months until the day I had a positive pregnancy test.

The rest of my year was spent growing the perfect little girl sleeping on my chest. I continued working, knitting her sweaters, celebrating her approaching arrival, ate lots of ice cream and coleslaw, not at the same time, and grew a big round belly.

We’ve been home as a family of three for almost a month. We have shown our beautiful daughter off to our family and friends, walked laps around the pool for hours, and drank a whole lot of milk.

July 14th, 2024

Kristen Carolan and her husband at their wedding at Flowerfield, St. James. Photo was taken by photographer Claudia V Ayala.

Last Year

Just over one year ago I drove from New York to Florida with my mom and sister to move in to my newly purchased home with my fiancé and high school sweetheart, Michael. Since then, I graduated grad school and started my dream job as a pediatric occupational therapist, I started volunteering with the Special Olympics and even became a state champ, I became the wife to a remarkable man and had my dream wedding, and I went on the honeymoon of a lifetime, visiting Europe for my first time, making stops in Italy, Spain, and Portugal.

July 11th, 2023

Growing Up

Before moving to Miami, New York was my home. I grew up on Long Island in a home with my parents, my two sisters, my brother, and our dogs. We lived less than 30 minutes away from all four of my grandparents and a whole bunch of aunts, uncles, and cousins. I am so grateful that I grew up surrounded by so much love.

I love being the oldest of four kids and I believe it has shaped the person that I am today. I am very close with my siblings and they will forever be my best friends. As for my parents, I have always found them incredibly inspiring. They have been happily in love for 27 years and they are the kind of people that, when mentioned in a conversation, everyone at the table agrees that they are as kind as it gets.

Kristen Mary Carolan and her family at Disney World in 2012.

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