Kira Henning

Kira is a proud, working mom of 4 kids (3 chicks and a little guy) and happily married to her high school sweetheart. A project management leader by day and yoga teacher by night, she is constantly seeking work/life balance. Kira loves all things health and wellness and can usually be found doing something active in her free time. She is an OG EVM contributor and enjoys bringing the tween/teen perspective to the platform!

Empathy into Action: Finding the Best Way to Help Our Daughter with Anxiety

I wrote a letter to my daughter a few years back on her 8th birthday. In it, I captured my struggle to help her with her anxiety and my feelings of frustration around only...
hard to say no

Why is it so hard to say no | Saying Yes to Less this...

Why is it so hard to say no? Once upon a time, pre-pandemic and one less child ago, I did a thing. I called it “The Summer of No”. Contrary to my usual “we can do...

Daytripping to Strawberry: Kid Edition

Our family LOVES Strawberry, Arizona. Thinking back, I am not even sure how we initially found it, but since our first year visiting, we have felt called back time after time. Just a short 1.5-2...

Pandemic Pregnancy: Kira’s Delivery in July 2020 at Banner Gateway

I shared what it was like to be pregnant in the thick of the pandemic last year, unsure of what the rest of my pregnancy and delivery would look like as it see med...

Exploring Extracurriculars: How a Local Children’s Theater Coached Confidence into my Timid Daughter

When my oldest daughter was 9, she asked Santa to bring her confidence for Christmas. Along with a polaroid camera (which she did get) and a dog (which she did not get), my sweet...