My name is Kristen and I’m a 21-year-old mama to a handsome baby boy.  I married my best friend and high school sweetheart, Kendall, at the age of 19. We moved from our hometown of Chicago, IL to Virginia for his career in the U.S. Air Force. I’m a blogger, writer and amateur photographer. I also identify as a lover of books, natural hair enthusiast, tea connoisseur and chocoholic.

I created The Cocoa Lens to share my experiences with motherhood, living intentionally, photography, and anything else I’m passionate about. I hope you enjoy my stories and join the community!