Welcome to my website! Thank you for visiting. I’m Cristina, owner of Cristina & Co., LLC home to my brands: It’s (not too) Complicated™ and Cristina Perez Music. I am a mom, wife, musician, writer, aspiring entrepreneur, and I love to create! On my website, you’ll see the many different aspects of my life — from motherhood and marriage, to songwriting and performing. Every thing I do in life influences my writing, whether in song or prose, which is why I think it’s important to let ya’ll in on who I am as a whole person, rather than just as “mommy” or “singer”.
Under the umbrella of It’s (not too) Complicated™, I let you in on my personal life, where as anything that falls under Cristina Perez Music is related to my professional life — although the two go hand in hand for me. My most important roles are mother to my son, Oscar, and wife to my husband, Chris. Oskie, otherwise known as #oskiewiththegoodhair, is my first and only child and is a joy and a blessing. I plan to share all of my ups, downs, humor, sadness, frustration, love, and joy of motherhood with you. At the ripe old age of three, he's endured a one and a half month NICU stay, six surgical procedures, and has physical, occupational, and speech therapies three times a week. He is globally delayed and tube fed. There is so much more to my little Oskie than his medical diagnoses, and I can't wait to share it all with you.
I'm a self employed musician and writer, so I get to create my own schedule. I realize that this is both a luxury and a blessing — especially this past year while my husband and I are long distance, and my son can’t be in daycare as he’s so prone to illness. I applaud moms and dads who stay home with their children, those who work and have sitters and nannies, and everything in between. However you have to do it, parenting is hard!
Here, I explore my attempt at balancing my life as part time writer and performer, and full time wife and mother. I’ll let you in behind the scenes of my world, whether it’s backstage or behind the wheelchair. I truly want to reflect the many dimensions and layers of personhood. Although all of our situations are unique, I hope you can connect with some or all of the stories I share.
Life is a beautiful mess, and every complicated aspect of it is worth celebrating. I hope you find a sense of relatability in my (not too) complicated life.