Crystal

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After growing up in this city and as a Colorado native, Crystal has a deep love for these mountains, especially 'that mountain' and cherishes our symphonic sunsets. When she is not playing in our purple mountain backyard, teaching high school, taking classes at the University of Denver or happily engaged in the daily banalities, Crystal enjoys any excuse to dress up; She likes to go to the theater, laugh at comedy clubs, and of course, she loves girls’ nights out (regardless if that is with her girlfriends or her daughters.) She listens to old school rap, 90’s music or songs a little too ‘dramatic’ while lifting weights, and country music while cooking/baking. Although the mountains are her home, she is more of a sunshine and water kind of girl; summer is her absolute favorite season. She is the single mama to her two darling daughters. The three of them spend their time engrossed in dance parties, reading one more story and they always find the time to cuddle and laugh about everything and absolutely nothing. She is excited to share glimpses of her life with you. She assures you that by no means is she perfect; she is simply a mother trying to fiercely love her children, her people and her community. Oh, and of course—GO Pioneers, Broncos, Rockies, Avalanche, Nuggets and Sky Sox!

Family (Acne) Mask Party: 30 Days to Clear Skin

Mama’s (and dads, too) of the bubbly faced tweens and teens, this post is for you.  It is also for all of you out there that suffer with wrinkles and adult acne. How is...

I Like Big Lashes… I Cannot Lie.

My lashes are not better than yours. I spend a few minutes each day to make them look better than yours. 

Freshman Angst: Tips To Keep Your Teen on the “Right” Path

Make time to spend time with your teen. Tell her you love her. Give him too many hugs. This is not the season to walk in offense. Love when you are rejected and love them when they fail. Love when you really, really don’t want to.

Pools & Splash Pads in Colorado Springs 2017

SPLASH PADS | POOLS Aga Splash Pad 213 West Alabama Avenue near Race Street in Fountain Everyday: 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. Cost: Free Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center 3920 Dublin Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Another indoor pool and fitness center managed...

8 Staycation Ideas On A Budget

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How I Do It ALL: My Real Life Super Power

Raise your hand if you are an OVERTHINKER. Raise your hand if your partner has told you to “stop thinking so much!” Raise your hand if you have no idea how to turn off your mind. Hand!...

10 Tips for the Newly Single Mama

I never thought in a million years that my life would have taken the twists and turns that it has. I have a big imagination, but I never imagined nor planned on doing this...

When You Hit the Floor: Words for the Broken Woman

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A Solo Noel: Holidays as a Single Parent

I am not alone. Let me reiterate. I am not alone. I know this because I have two sweet children that monopolize so much of my life (and I wouldn’t have it any other...
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The Six Most Common Reasons for when there is a ‘Disconnect’ in the Bedroom

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