Kirsten is one of those moms that I look up to, and not because she’s an awesome cook (which she is) or because she does fun activities with Arrine (which she does) or because she’s really good at crafting (I have no idea). It’s because she, like me, prioritizes Arrine above all else. She’s a mother first, and everything else comes later. Sometimes that means making difficult choices, and sometimes it means restructuring our lives. Kirsten shares Arrine with Arrine’s dad, and I really admire their relationship. Arrine goes back and forth and has 2 houses, but has such a collaborative support structure between the two of them. I think it’s a really beautiful thing. Kirsten had a very special relationship with her own mom, and now is fostering the same significant relationship with her daughter through traditions, and stories, and meaningful activities. Arrine is a spitfire, just like her mom, and I know she’s going to grow into an incredibly strong and independent woman, just like her mom.