Welcome to my website! Thank you for visiting. I’m Cristina, founder and writer of It’s (not too) Complicated™. I’m a mom, wife, musician, writer, and aspiring entrepreneur.
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 surgeries, and has therapies and appointments galore. He is a medically complex warrior, and I’m so proud of all he has overcome.
My husband, Chris, and I have been together for ten years now — which is hard to believe. We met when we were both full time freelance musicians in New Orleans, and since then he’s gone back to school, graduated at the top of his class at Tulane Law School, and landed three prestigious clerkships. We moved to Birmingham together for a year for the first one, spent a year apart for the second one in Wyoming, and are currently residing in Washington, D.C. for clerkship number three. We plan on moving back to New Orleans after he completes this one.
I'm a self employed musician and writer, writing music and performing when possible, sharing my experience of motherhood through storytelling right here on INTC, and guest writing for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Official Parenting Blog, “Parents Connect”. I’m also excited to be a member of the Parent and Family Advisory Council at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans (CHNOLA) and will be a contributor to their blog soon! I’m constantly learning how to be the best disability advocate I can be — not just for my son and my family, but for others like us around the country. I’m no expert, but I share everything I learn through my website and social media accounts. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook for all the latest and greatest!
On my website, I truly want to reflect the many dimensions and layers of personhood. In “Motherhood and Marriage”, I let you in on the good, the bad, and everything in between as I learn how to raise a child with complex needs. I’m also open about how that affects my marriage — I’ve found that I get a lot of feedback on this topic, and I want to normalize that conversation. I hope you enjoy the short stories I share on the blog.
Besides singing and writing, I enjoy cooking, entertaining, photography, decorating, and design as hobbies and share that on my Lifestyle Blog! I’m no expert in any of these areas, but it’s a fun way to share the things that make me happy — and honestly, sometimes I need a break from talking about motherhood and disability.
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.