Fete Lifestyle Magazine September 2017 Family Issue - Page 30




By Kristin Drutchas

amily is a fabric and includes everyone involved in helping us become who we are. Family is wonderfully messy, confusing, passionate, ever-evolving and exhaustingly exhilarating. I’m blessed with two inquisitive, socially conscious, critical thinkers who keep me on the move for sure. My daughter is 12 and my son 9. I’m also entering the “sandwich years,” that time in life when we’re challenged with both our children’s development and our parents evolving needs as they get older. Constantly moving, anticipating and helping where I can, I feel a bit like a boxer… “jabbing” in when the kids don’t think they need me, and retreating when I need a moment… all the while bobbing and weaving.