Katie, Senior Writer

Katie is a Colorado Native, only knowing CO as home. She loves to travel though, but seeing the "Welcome to Colorful Colorado" sign will always be her favorite thing to come home too. She met her CO Native husband when she was 14, & they have been together since she was 15. They are best friends, tackling parenting their kids together. Norah (4), Jonah (3), Micah (1), & Maggie (coming in January) grow and stretch her everyday--literally. Katie is passionate for interior design, photography, and anything pretty. There's always music playing in her home, or a good podcast. She's a sucker for a good classic movie, and knows every part of "Sound of Music" by heart. This is her first year winging homeschooling her daughter, mainly to avoid learning how make cutesy lunches & continue serving those Dino nuggets daily. Solid in her faith, she gives all the glory to God for any grace, kindness, or love in her life. Writing for the Colorado Springs Moms Blog has blessed her more ways than she can count, and is proud to be apart of this tribe of mamas creating community in her hometown!

Dion’s, DoorDash, Dinner’s Done

I'm a mom in the 21st century. I always look for the best deals, and the easiest way to get them. It just comes naturally to my parenting repertoire. I mean, I've been using...

To My Son on Your Wedding Day: Our Final Dance

You're three-feet-something and I set you up on our kitchen counter. We dance together while the music fills our home. I cherish these moments, since you are my kid who can keep a rhythm....

Fighting for Their Hearts Over Their Behavior

My husband called and asked what I was doing. Without missing a beat I told him, "Trying not to quit my job." Aka "Our kids are driving me nuts." Knowing things were most likely tense...

Travel Colorado: Steamboat Springs

When I was little I remember taking a family trip to Steamboat Springs. My parents had a timeshare that allowed us to spend a few quality family days up there. I remember nothing else...

The Case For Less Screen Time

First, I in no way am judging the mamas who do not limit screen time. To each their own. Consider hearing me out though... I was a big fan of screen time and have given...

Waiting Room Gratitude: A Lesson Learned Between Two Pink Lines

  I took the clipboard and pen from the receptionist, and made my way back to the waiting room. I filled out the endless sheets of paperwork. Checked countless boxes for which I knew the...

My Fourth First Trimester: The Hardest One Yet

But as any pregnant woman knows, life must go on. We must do the bare minimum to ensure chaos doesn't make its way into our homes. I don't want to feel like this; exhausted and sometimes lifeless in thought. I don't even have the energy to string together thoughts. There's really no amount of sleep either that can make me feel better. It's a different type of tired.

It’s Road Trip Season: Don’t Make Me Pull This Car Over

It didn't used to be this way. When I was a kid, road trips were a BLAST! We could lie down in the back without buckles. *Gasp!* And we went to sleep comfortably without restraints. The worst discomfort we had was the occasional sibling taking up too much room next to us.

The Truth About Sharing Our Marital Bed

Here's the thing—I secretly love it. I love that my son seeks us out for comfort. Even though the rational part of me is concerned about him relying on us too much. I love when I wake up first and my husband has a 30 pound toddler snuggled up next to his long torso. When I really think about it, these years will never come again.

When Dads Need Dad Friends: Apply Now

The simplest thing I can think of is putting an ad out there. I'm talking Craigslist want ads. I mean how much more men friendly can we get? They don't need some lengthy post going on about their feelings, and desires. Dad's just want to get straight to the point of it all. They don't need playdates, and formal meet-ups. Ain't no (man) got time for that.