Monday, January 11, 2010

Mom of the Month - Kristin Armstrong

 I'm starting a new feature called Mom of the Month to highlight one mother and the wisdom she can offer. Some of the moms will be public figures, like this month's Kristin Armstrong. Others may be everyday moms like you and me.

You may recognize Kristin Armstrong as the former wife of cyclist Lance Armstrong, but I happened upon her through her book Work in Progress: An Unfinished Woman's Guide to Grace that I am currently reading.

Kristin Armstrong was married to cyclist Lance Armstrong for five years, raising their three children while living in France and Spain. She is a book author and a contributing editor for Runner's World magazine. She's passionate about her Christian faith, her family, her friends, and her career. She speaks French and Spanish, is a marathon runner, and enjoys cooking, reading, painting, and travel. Kristin now lives in Austin, Texas with her son and twin daughters.

My favorite quote from Kristin's book is this:
"When you are reveling in your passion and living your purpose, you are becoming transparent, reflecting the inner beauty of God."
Kristin includes other pearls of wisdom on subjects such as faith, parenting and friendship. For example, she points out women's tendency to judge one another -skinny vs. curvy, breast-feed or formula-feed, career or stay-at-home, etc. She concludes, "We were never meant to isolate one another with harshness. We were never meant to treat each other with a spirit of judgment." She adds, "There has to be a place to just BE." (Amen, sister!)

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Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Looks like a great book and I love the idea of highlighting strong women!


I agree! If you want to suggest any women that fit the bill, you can always email me at Thanks for reading!

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