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Kristen Howerton
Works at Rage Against the Minivan
Attended California State University, Fullerton
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What I want you to know about the struggle to have the mother-daughter relationship I know I’ll never have
What I Want You to Know is a series of reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their personal stories, in the hopes of bringing greater compassion to the unique issues each of us face. If you would like to submit a story to this series,...
What I Want You to Know is a series of reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their personal stories, in the hopes of bringing greater compassion to the unique issues each of us face. If you would like t...
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25 conversation-starters for family road trips
This content was sponsored by  Monroe Shocks & Struts Road trips . . . they can be boring and tedious, but they can also be a time for family bonding. While we certainly aren't opposed to breaking out the technology for long-haul trips, we try to avoid rely...
This content was sponsored by Monroe Shocks & Struts Road trips . . . they can be boring and tedious, but they can also be a time for family bonding. While we certainly aren't opposed to breaking out the technology fo...
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Wednesday's Child: Krista
Every Wednesday I feature a child recently highlighted by a local Wednesday's Child newscast to share the stories of children from around the country who are waiting for a family. My hope is that this can broaden exposure for the children highlighted, but a...
Every Wednesday I feature a child recently highlighted by a local Wednesday's Child newscast to share the stories of children from around the country who are waiting for a family. My hope is that this can broaden exposure for...
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What I want you to know about stillbirth
What I Want You to Know is a series of reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their personal stories, in the hopes of bringing greater compassion to the unique issues each of us face. If you would like to submit a story to this series,...
What I Want You to Know is a series of reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their personal stories, in the hopes of bringing greater compassion to the unique issues each of us face. If you would like t...
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#TBT Surviving as a working mom during the summer
  On Thursdays I post something from the archives. This is from June 2015. Kahil Gibran once suggested that joy and sorrow are inseparable. They arrive together, he wrote. "When one sits alone with you ... remember that the other is asleep upon your bed." I...
On Thursdays I post something from the archives. This is from June 2015. Kahil Gibran once suggested that joy and sorrow are inseparable. They arrive together, he wrote. "When one sits alone with you ... remember that the...
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What I want you to know about not being a “Real Mom”
What I Want You to Know is a series of reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their personal stories, in the hopes of bringing greater compassion to the unique issues each of us face. If you would like to submit a story to this series,...
What I Want You to Know is a series of reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their personal stories, in the hopes of bringing greater compassion to the unique issues each of us face. If you would like t...
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Talking to kids about Trump (when their friends support him)
I have tried to let my children come to their own conclusions when it comes to politics. I have shared information with them, and have done my best to educate them without bias or propaganda. I have always wanted to avoid indoctrinating my children in regar...
I have tried to let my children come to their own conclusions when it comes to politics. I have shared information with them, and have done my best to educate them without bias or propaganda. I have always wanted to avoid ind...
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#TBT Totally worth it
On Thursdays I post something from the archives. This is from November 2010. Last week I wrote a bit about the difficulties of adopting from the
foster-care system.  It was mostly a vent about the judgments that
people have for adopting internationally . ...
On Thursdays I post something from the archives. This is from November 2010. Last week I wrote a bit about the difficulties of adopting from the foster-care system. It was mostly a vent about the judgments that people h...
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On Leslie Jones, being the target of racist trolls, and Twitter's responsibility to police their own platform
trigger warning: racist hate speech, sexualization of children Over the past week I've watched the story of Leslie Jones leaving Twitter with both sadness and familiarity. If you haven't heard the story, Leslie Jones is one of the stars of the new Ghostbust...
trigger warning: racist hate speech, sexualization of children Over the past week I've watched the story of Leslie Jones leaving Twitter with both sadness and familiarity. If you haven't heard the story, Leslie Jones is one o...
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What I want you to know about voting Democrat as an Evangelical
What I Want You to Know is a series of reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their personal stories, in the hopes of bringing greater compassion to the unique issues each of us face. If you would like to submit a story to this series,...
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What I want you to know about being a mom to a black son
What I Want You to Know is a series of reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their personal stories, in the hopes of bringing greater compassion to the unique issues each of us face. If you would like to submit a story to this series,...
What I Want You to Know is a series of reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their personal stories, in the hopes of bringing greater compassion to the unique issues each of us face. If you would like t...
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#TBT: Why I protest police brutality
On Thursdays I post something from the archives. This is from January 2015   While I was in New
York last month, I had the chance to attend two protests against police
brutality and racial bias. I wanted to explain why I attended them, and
what the purpo...
On Thursdays I post something from the archives. This is from January 2015 While I was in New York last month, I had the chance to attend two protests against police brutality and racial bias. I wanted to explain why I a...
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Have her in circles
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Professor of Psychology, Vanguard University
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Writing, teaching, speaking
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  • Rage Against the Minivan
    Writer, present
  • Vanguard University
    Adjunct Professor of Psychology, present
  • ShePosts
    Managing Editor, 2014
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I'm a part-time professor of psychology, part-time writer, and full-time mom of four. You can visit my blog here.
Education
  • California State University, Fullerton
    Psychology, 1997 - 1999
  • Northern Kentucky University
    Theater, 1993 - 1996
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Female