Family Life

Mom About Town: Kristen McCarty

After spending many years in medical device sales, Kristen McCarty decided to take a break from working outside of the home and focus on her four kiddos and their new home. McCarty is a mom of four: Kaleb, 19; Carson, 14; Ella, almost 8; and Patrick, 7. However, when her children got older, she was ready to dive into a new career. She had flipped and renovated houses in the past and discovered a love for the process and the end result. Today, she manages the family’s rental properties and is working on various projects that include renovations, additions, and rehabilitations.

5 Things I’m Loving Right Now

I love seeing progress and enjoy the flexibility that it allows me with the kids. In addition to being able to be at school for functions and games in the evenings, we get to travel frequently. I thrive on work / life balance.

Almost every morning, we work out together before my husband goes to work. Because of his work schedule, we must be creative with our dates together. Some of our favorite times together are weekday lunches. The kids are in school a lot, so that often is better than getting someone to entertain the little ones.

My husband and I travel a good bit together in groups and with our family many times a year, but our favorite trips are when it is just us, usually when we’re at the beach or a trip to Steamboat Springs in the winter to snow ski. It takes a village, and fortunately for us, we have that.

Family Activities
We have had the kids on the boats since they were infants, so it’s only natural that they developed a love for fishing, too. Offshore is our favorite. Long days with little to no cell phone service so we can just enjoy the weather, the fishing, music, and our company that’s with us.

Travel Destination
If it is summertime, we are somewhere where we can bring the boat. Most recently, we trailered the boat to Miami and took it down to the Exuma Islands, Staniel Cay more specifically. The whole family came. We spent the whole week snorkeling, swimming with pigs and sea turtles, and cave diving.

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