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.

The Best Holiday Recipes to Make for the People You Love

These sugar cookies are non dairy and egg free! I call this a win when I want to make treats for a friend who is non dairy for her nursing infant. These cookies were a part...

The Case for Vegan Baking

I love cooking.  I grew up helping in the kitchen because cooking was always a family activity.  Over the years, I have come to see it as a form of therapy.  I do a...

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Try Dion’s Pizza

My two kids (ages 7 and 5) and I recently had an opportunity to visit and experience the restaurant tour offered by our local Dion's pizza.  These tours are held at 9:30 am before...

The Journey through Motherhood without your own Mom

It hits me sometimes in the most random moments.  Watching a children's movie or even just my kids playing.  The big life changing moments are more obvious, but it comes in the little moments...

Schools In! Five Ways To Spend All Your New Free Time.

Now that the first week of school is here, I have a little more free time coming my way. I've spent some time thinking about how to spend my first week with two kids...

Summer Fun at Pikes Peak Library District

One of my favorite things about summer is having more free time with my kids.  One of my least favorite things is not knowing what to do with that free time!  I'm sure you...

The Next Chapter: When All Your Kids are in School

In approximately one hundred days I will walk to school with my two babies like I’ve done for the last two years. Except this time it will be different. I will walk home alone....