Family On A Dime

The Marz Fam

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My name is Kristyna Griffiths-Marzo. I am the mother of three vibrant children and wife to my amazing husband. We live, laugh, work and play in the beautiful city of Ottawa, ON. Previously, I Managed a local production kitchen, but at the moment I am on maternity leave with my youngest.

I love my career and my family, so finding the perfect work life balance is very important to me. I enjoy the busy hustle and bustle of the kitchen and everything that comes with managing a team. However, I was always left feeling like my family was coming in last place. During this next chapter of my life I hope to focus more of my energy on my family and create a sustainable life for us. I do not want to be MIA during the most important years of my children’s lives.

My three little beans

I have learnt many things being the mom of three little ones, but in my early years of motherhood there were so many unknowns. I came to realize I wasn’t as prepared as I thought I was. I wished there were a place where I could find out about parenthood through another mother’s eyes. I scoured the internet for information, but couldn’t find a place that thoroughly answered my questions. I had to look at multiple sites to piece together answers. They were all either too short, or the information was just incomplete. I asked questions like: What is it like to be pregnant? what complications can occur? what happens during and after labor? Like what really happens!?! no one wants to scare you. Can you “spoil” a newborn? (you cannot spoil a newborn). Why won’t my newborn sleep on their own? What do I do if my child isn’t eating very much? My list of questions honestly went on and on. There were so many things I wish I had known leading into parenthood.

Now, I see many posts on social media from first time moms with questions running the gamut, just like I did. I realized I was missing out on the opportunity to create an outlet where I could share everything I had learned. I know what it is like to be a busy mom working 40+ hours a week at the office, leaving little time for family. I know what it is like to scour the internet looking for trusted resources.  I know what it is like to have that good ole “mom guilt”. I am by no means a medical expert and am only sharing my personal experience in hopes that it will resonate with you. While on this journey I hope to pass on valuable advice and recommendations that may ease your troubles and make life a little easier. I know everyone’s experiences differ and my situation may not be the same as yours, but I hope you will find some value in the thoughts and ideals that I share. We moms have to stick together. If you are curious and would like more info please check out my blog posts and subscribe to my newsletter for extra content.

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