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.
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I’ve Become a Third Wheel to My Children

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When I became pregnant with my second child, I dreamt about the relationship I wanted my kids to have.  After we learned our daughter would have a baby brother, I became worried they wouldn't...
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Anxiety: The Uninvited Friend

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Is she having fun? I cannot keep count of how many times I have had to answer this question over the years. My daughter's anxiety means that sometimes when we try something new or are...
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Summer Learning: Five Easy Ways to Fit Learning Into Your Summer

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Every summer it happens: School ends and my kids and I get so excited about all the fun plans we have. Which is great! Until the end of July comes around, and I realize...
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I Am Raising Grown Ups, Not Kids: My New Mantra

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As my kids have gotten older, I have struggled with when to let go and when to push them. I will forever say yes if they want me to read to them and snuggle....

A Mom’s Guide to November in Colorado Springs

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Fall is flying by here in the Pikes Peak region, and we are loving every minute! Sweater weather, warm drinks, craft fairs and plenty of family fun for everyone. Weekends are jam packed and...

A Mom’s Guide to October in Colorado Springs

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It is finally feeling like fall around Colorado Springs! Hopefully you are enjoying cooler weather and weekends jam packed with fun events! Be sure to stay in the know about all the local fall...

2018 Guide to Trick or Treating in Colorado Springs

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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...

2018 Guide to Colorado Springs 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...

2018 Guide to Fall Fun Runs and Races in Colorado Springs

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Get ready to race this fall! Below are all the fun runs and races in Colorado Springs! Did we miss one? Let us know by emailing the specific details to [email protected]: Garden of the Gods...

A Mom’s Guide to September in Colorado Springs

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Kids have gone back to school and signs of fall are starting to pop up around Colorado Springs, which brings with it cooler nights, changing leaves, and pumpkin everything! We at Colorado Springs Moms...