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!

The Unwritten Rules of the Fast Food Play Area

There are two types of moms: the mom who monitors her kids in the fast food play area and the mom who throws her kids to the wolves doesn't.  Oh, and there are a few moms...

Honey I Shrunk the House: The Idea of Living Tiny

My husband and I have this crazy idea. I mean the kind where you say it out loud and then you laugh because you can't believe you just said that kind of crazy idea. We...

Creating Your “In Real Life” Village

We cling to our coffee with our phone in hand to relay our struggles, and we can miss the opportunities to gather around other women who understand the frustrations over that cup of coffee, in the same room, and leave our phones in the diaper bag.

Top 7 Things You Think In The Last Month Of Pregnancy

We all know that the last month of pregnancy lasts about 354 days. If you're nearing the last month of your first pregnancy, then you are quickly learning it will drag on forever. And despite...

Accidents Happen When Mommy Needs To Go Potty, Too!

My point is that kids and accidents go hand-in-hand, am I right? If it hasn't happened to you yet—if your innocent child has not ruined something that you love or something expensive—I hate to tell you, but the time is coming. It will inevitably happen. Whether they are two and fry your computer or 16 and wreck your car, it will happen.

Why We Don’t Tell Our Kids To Only Worry About Themselves

When they are older and are making more difficult decisions, they will feel comfortable holding each other accountable. They will be able to speak to each other with love and grace. They will be able to address the hard things.
Occupation: Motherhood's New Resume

Occupation: Motherhood’s New Resume

Whether you are a stay at home mom or a working mom, we all have skills that we can now add to our resume that only motherhood could attribute to us. 
motherhood not simple

When Feeling Like a Mom Is Not So Simple and Clear

I was digging into a new book that a fellow mama encouraged me and a few other girlfriends to read, and as I opened the introduction the writer started talking about the day she became...

Honest Confessions from My Husband in the First Trimester

This is only what I imagine my husband is thinking, what I believe he would confess as I grow our third child during the first trimester. We've been here before, after all. And I know...
hard days

Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This

These are the conversations I have with myself most mornings... 8:00 a.m. "This is going to be a great day! I've had my coffee and the kids are calm."  8:15 a.m. "The kids aren't as calm as I thought..."  10:00...