Welcome and thank you for visiting the site and learning more about me.
My name is Krystal Henry and I am a 30-something working mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, professional and everything else in between.
Growing up my grandmother, Sweetie Pie, use to write down funny things my sister and I said as a way to keep the memories and she would pull out little slips of paper recalling what we said when we were younger. We would crack up laughing and tell her that she needed to put all of those random pieces of paper in a book or real keepsake but she never did. Well, Around the Way Mom is an homage to my granny and my way of having a digital keepsake of the funny- and poignant- things my son says and does. He’s a real character so there is not a shortage of things to write about.
Inspired by LL Cool J’s song, “Around the Way Girl,” the blog was created in 2016 as my way to share my experiences and connect with other women and moms. Since that time the blog has gained readership throughout the US and Canada, along with more than 20+ countries including the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Kenya, South Africa and more.
I have a passion for moms to remember Self-Care and how important it is for us. This includes our emotional/mental, financial, physical, social and spiritual health. If we are not well in these areas it will have an impact on our families.
I hail from the Prince George’s County area of Maryland and come from a family of strong, hardworking parents who instilled in my sister and I the value of education and family. I share my life with my husband, Harold, Jr. and 1st grade son, Harold, III (aka Tre) in Baltimore.
Thank you for taking time to read Around the Way Mom and be a part of my journey. –krystal