Kristal, Senior Writer

Kristal, Senior Writer
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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.

Experience Gifts They’ll Love

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The 2020 holiday season looks like no other in recent memory. Experience gifts are even more important as we look for ways to occupy our kids while stuck at home! Given the popularity of books...
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Expecting Less to Enjoy More

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I rang in 2020 with a cocktail somewhere over the Pacific on an epic adventure with my husband and children. My year started out watching my kids experience their first international trip, loving every...
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Soup Season Hacks: One Pot Winners

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Confession time. For me, soup season lasts all year long. It is my favorite thing to both cook and eat. The approaching cooler weather means my soup habits are once again socially acceptable! In...
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Connecting Through Books: Literary Theme Nights

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I am raising serious bookworms in my house. For which I am eternally grateful. They would read all day, every day, if left to their own devices. We have a rolling cart for library...

Craft Fairs

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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

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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

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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...
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Let’s Hit Reset and Take a Deep Breath

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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...
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Creating Structure in a Cancelled Summer: Time for Camp Mom

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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....
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Time: Finding Quality in the Quantity

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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...