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.

A Mom’s Guide to March in Colorado Springs

March might bring the winter weather we have been waiting for this year here in the Springs, but our minds are on Spring and all the fun it will bring! Here at Colorado Springs...

A Moms Guide to February in Colorado Springs

The month of love is upon us and we are in love with what Colorado Springs has to offer! There are so many events around town this month it will be hard to choose!...

The Case for Vegan Baking

I enjoy baking. Over the years, I have come to see it as a form of therapy. I grew up helping in the kitchen because cooking was always a family activity. I stir and chop...
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Winter Activities for Kids

When: See Website for dates Time: 1-3pm Most events are free with purchase of certain supplies in store. Call store for details. Upcoming events: 11/18: Wreaths 11/19: Personalized Ornaments 12/2: Gingerbread Houses 12/9: Christmas Tshirts 12/16: Personalized Gifts When: Most Saturdays Time: 10-12, $2...

2017 Guide to Fall Fun Runs and Races in Colorado Springs

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...

Orangetheory Fitness Sweat Session {Recap}

Good news mamas! I found all those muscles I have neglected in my eight years of motherhood. I kid, but seriously, I am still sore three days later. If you are looking to get...

A Colorado Springs Mom’s Guide to March 2017

Ahhh March. That time of year when the weather is unpredictable; and Spring Fever is in full swing! Spring break is this month and summer is just around the corner. There is always something...

A Colorado Springs Mom’s Guide to February 2017

Winter is upon us! Are you tired of the cold and snow already? We have created this guide to help you combat the cabin fever. There is always something going on in Colorado Springs...

Three Simple Ways to Encourage Kindness in Our Children

Kindness has been on my mind heavily in the last few months. There is such anger and tragedy in the news and the world.  I want so badly to fix it for my babies...

Really Fun, No Fuss Kids Activities to Keep in your Back Pocket

We all have those days when you don't make it out of the house.  Whether it is because of weather or because it is just one of "those" days and you are still in...