photo courtesy of Hannah Boreman photography

We're the Roten's!

      To most, I am Kiki. A wife and mom of two trying to make sense of life one day at a time. I began blogging nearly six years ago through a space I called "According to Kiki." There, I felt safe to put all my feelings about life into words that made sense to me. July 2013, I discovered life was about to throw the ultimate curve ball at me, and at the ripe age of 23, I was going to go by a different name, Mom. According to Kiki took a turn. I, myself was growing and exploring this new world of pregnancy and motherhood and my blog allowed me to reach out to others going through the same. I made so many wonderful connections with women all over the world. Some moms, and some just interested in what I had to say. I can confidently say, they are my friends, whether I ever meet them in person, or not. 

     According to Kiki helped me grow as a person. It helped me discover who I was and who I am today. From baby girl, to buying our home, an October wedding, and announcing our second pregnancy, special memories were made there, and I'm thankful I decided to start it all those years ago. 

     Time has a way of changing us, and as I changed as a person, my heart wasn't in my once loved blogging space. October 1st, 2017, our one year wedding Anniversary and the birth of our second baby, changed my life in more ways I could ever express. I craved change, and I needed my blog to reflect that. Out of the ashes, Raising the Rotens was born! I hope you enjoy my take on life, motherhood, and everything in between.