Kristal, Senior Writer

Kristal, Senior Writer
Kristal is a native of California, lived in Utah, and now lovingly calls Colorado Springs home. She grew up in a household with four younger siblings and graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz. She and her husband are raising their elementary school aged children in the Briargate area. With kids in school full time, Kristal is an active member of the PTA, and spends time working in local schools. She is passionate about connecting moms in our community. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks in the aisles of Target, dancing it out in Zumba classes, drinking copious amounts coffee, cooking dinner as a form of therapy, and last but certainly not least, spending time outdoors with her family.

Craft Fairs

We love to shop local, and we especially love to support moms who are using their talents and gifts to provide for their families. Craft fairs are the perfect place to support moms and...

Fall Fun Runs and Races

Get ready to race this fall! Below are all the fun runs and races in Colorado Springs. Many have gone virtual for safety, but that only makes it easier to participate!Location: Anywhere Time: Anytime Registration Fee: See...

Trick or Treating

Get ready for Halloween sweets and treats with our list of special events to celebrate in Colorado Springs! This round-up of kid-friendly events includes trick or treating and trunk or treats around town. What...

Let’s Hit Reset and Take a Deep Breath

We could use a reset button. I know I can’t be the only one feeling like this right about now. Life is out of our control for the most part. We have choices, but...

Creating Structure in a Cancelled Summer: Time for Camp Mom

I spent my summers pre-kids working for and running summer camps. I met and fell in love with my husband at camp. Deep down inside, I still love belting camp songs, complete with motions....
quality time

Time: Finding Quality in the Quantity

This pandemic has gifted us all with a lot of time together. We have been doing everything together in my house. No one has been going to school in the morning and the farthest...

Five Lessons I Learned in this Pandemic Experience

This too shall pass… This is a life motto I learned many years ago in a story told around a campfire at summer camp. It has carried me through times both good and bad. It...

Modeling Mistakes: Teaching a Life Skill

Mistakes happen. We all make them. As a kid, I don’t remember explicitly learning how to deal with them. I do remember a few key mistakes I hid from my parents. When I was about...
middle school

Middle School: It’s Coming Whether We Want It or Not

Right about now, the reality is setting in for us parents of fifth graders. We have just a few precious months before we send our kids into that character-building, tumble-dry cycle that is Middle...

Fun with Paper: Five Easy Activities for Snow Days

Snow days are fun and exciting. Until a few hours later, when you are running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained. Fear not, because there is plenty of fun to be had with a...