I’m Krystalyn Laura, Girlfriend to Jesse, & Mother to LukaTony and Augustus. Welcome to my lifestyle blog — where I share different tidbits of my life from motherhood to family adventures.
First off, I want to explain my name (because I get asked this so many times). “Laura” is my second first name. I know, “second first name”? Yeah… I don’t know. But it’s actually a thing! I’m 1/2 Filipino, 1/4 German, 1/4 Spaniard (side note: I’m looking forward to seeing what 23andme says what I really am). Because of my Filipino roots, I have two first names, my mom’s middle name as my middle name, and my dad’s last name as my last name. You still with me? Haha, I’ll emphasize it below. So let’s start over.
Hello, I’m Krystalyn Laura de los Reyes Rey Hipolito. Woah, right?
So this is my lifestyle blog dedicated to my motherhood experience, life experiences, family updates, home updates, travels, style, and faith. Outside of blogging, I am a Toddler Teacher. Although I currently teach one-year-olds, my teaching background and college emphasis are Preschool and Older Child.
I dabbled around with different majors in college before I found my calling as a teacher. I originally wanted to be a pediatric surgeon, but I didn’t want to commit the time. Then, I wanted to become a biomedical engineer and work in a healthcare company, but that didn’t work out either. However, I was a part of an engineering student organization that held outreach events and bam, I was hooked. From the get-go, I have always loved working with children and planning events for them. I then pursued a career in Early Childhood Education, with STEM education as my main platform, and I seriously love love love it. I could honestly go on and on about how much I love being a teacher, and how fun it is working with young children.
I first began this blog as a creative outlet in college because sometimes life just gets to you, and I’m the type of person who didn’t like to seek help (at first). My inspiration to blogging stems from my hope to encourage and inspire others to be the best versions of themselves, inside and out; to acknowledge the importance of mental health awareness; to remind everyone that they are not alone in their life struggles; and to always choose kindness. But hey, I am also human and can get emotional too. I will share bits and pieces of my life in its full authenticity amongst this social media driven world, because there’s nothing more that I admire than a story in its full rawness.
When I’m not blogging or working, I am most likely exploring Pinterest for a new hobby or DIY project to pick up — from learning to crochet and threading embroidery hoops, to finding fashion inspo, to scratching my travel bug, to discovering children activities, to creating DIY home decor, and much more.
I am a big believer in supporting small businesses, living minimally (I really try), & shopping ethically — and I’m always open to any recommendations. I enjoy giving back to others as much as I can, and hope to inspire others to do the same. Kindness goes a long way, friends.
If you made it to the end, props to you because dang did I ramble on! Thanks so much for reading. If there is a specific topic you would like for me to go over on my blog, feel free to shoot me an email. I’d love to hear from you! Anyway, I hope you enjoy my ramblings and follow along my journey.
I hope you have a beautiful day and I’ll see you in my posts,
xx Krystalyn Laura