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Kristin Helms is the author of Grace + Oak: Inspiration in Poetry and Photographs from Dover Publications (2020), and From Boardroom to Baby from Career Press/RedWheel Weiser (2018). 

Her fiction has been published in Creation Literary Magazine and LitBreak Literary Journal, and her non-fiction can be found in Literary Mama, Home & Garden Magazine, Motherly, and HuffPost.

Kristin's first manuscript won runner-up in the romance/women's fiction category for Book Pipeline's 2023 Unpublished Contest.

Her essay, Unraveled and Awake, was selected as one of the most compelling essays for the San Diego Library’s Decameron Project and chosen to be performed by an actor from Write Out Loud. 

She resides in San Diego, California with her husband and two children.

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Grace + Oak

“In the manner that stars, when collapsing, are often breaking down into supernovas, so, too, do our lives often fall apart right before our most vital awakening. What Kristin Helms and Meg Stone have created here is simply that: the awakening.” —Brianna Wiest, author of 101 Essays that Will Change the Way You Think.

“A must-have poetry collection that will ignite a flame within you and set your soul on fire.” —Amber Rae, bestselling author of Choose Wonder Over Worry.

Grace + Oak, a fresh collection of over 100 brand-new poems by Kristin Helms paired with elegant photographs by Meg Stone, is a love letter to women who are pursuing their passions. Moving words and images will empower you to discover your strengths, reach for your dreams, and achieve your goals. A stirring combination of the inspirational and the aspirational, this beautiful book is one that you will want to treasure and share.


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From Boardroom to Baby

From Boardroom to Baby: A Roadmap for Career Women Transitioning to Stay-at-Home Moms provides emotional encouragement and practical guidance for career women who are opting out of the workforce to stay home with their children.

A recent Gallup poll concluded that stay-at-home moms were significantly less likely than working moms to consider their lives “thriving” and experienced higher rates of depression. Even so, millions of mothers are choosing to put their careers on hold and stay home with their children.

From Boardroom to Baby shatters the stereotypes associated with “staying home” and empowers new moms to blaze their own unique paths through motherhood and beyond.

Along with a thoughtful map and modern-day tools to help moms carve out meaning and purpose in their new roles, From Boardroom to Baby offers:

  • Heartfelt stories of the author’s own journey from a Fortune 500 company to life on the home front.

  • Mindful exercises that prompt soul searching and self-discovery.

  • Expert advice from mental health counselor, Karen Simms.

  • Meaningful affirmations that promote grace and strength throughout motherhood.


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