Kristin, Senior Writer

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Once Upon A Time, in another life, Kristin graduated from the University of Michigan with a plan to teach high school math. But then, life happened when she wasn’t looking…. She married an Army guy and 23 years, 3 kids, a few dogs, 7 homes, and 2 continents later she’s now a single mom living here in Colorado Springs. Along the way she volunteered for the Army, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and several schools; managed volunteer organizations, coached judo, trained to be a whitewater rafting guide, biked down Pike’s Peak and even managed to teach some high schoolers a little math before forging new trails writing, teaching and financial planning. She never knows what’s coming around the bend, but she’s learned to handle whatever life (and the Army!), throws at her with a smile and a laugh. She’s pretty sure you can get through anything with those, even if you have to fake it occasionally!!

Forget Valentine’s Day- I Have a Date Every Week!

Forget Valentine’s Day. I have a standing date every week. We’re not very exciting, we go to the same place, eat the same meals and sit in the same spot. Every week, without fail....

There’s Something Special About a Sister

If I’m very very honest, I’ll admit that I was really hoping for a girl with my last pregnancy. I probably shouldn’t admit that. I love my son beyond belief and I wouldn’t ask...

A Few Tips For Those New To Snowy Winters

I was raised in Michigan, and have never spent a winter in anything but snow. So, while winter here is a little more mild, I am used to snow. But I remember being a...

A Different Kind of Veteran: Military Spouses

Support The Troops, Support Their Families. “Thank you for your service.” “I support the military.” Those phrases have become more common over the years. When I met and married my husband, no one approached a service member...

Super Easy Halloween Treats For A Few Or An Entire Classroom

If you’re like me, you’ve done time volunteering in classrooms. And sometimes you are in charge of events and have to come up with cute activities and crafts for the kiddos to create and...

A Collective Series on Miscarriage : As Told By Kristin

Getting pregnant, being pregnant, and raising children bring out some of the highest highs and deepest lows. It is a vulnerable place to be, to watch your body struggle to get pregnant, to stay...

Stuck in the Mommy Rut?

We find ourselves there without even realizing it.  Before we know it, habit and routine become everything.  Don’t get me wrong, habits and routines are good.  It’s how we get everything done.  How else...

Do you hear that siren call? Come…Volunteer in Your Child’s Classroom….

It’s that time of year again, back to school. If you have school aged children, you are hearing the siren call of every school, teacher, PTA and school organization….Come volunteer with us! Why Should I...

Colorful Colorado Springs in the FALL: Your Guide to Pumpkins, Apples, Aspens and...

There is nothing quite like Fall in Southern Colorado.  The crisp, cool air...the beautiful colors of the Aspen trees...fabulous weather...so many incredible festivals and pumpkin patches to visit.  Grab a warm apple cider...

Back To School in a New Groove

  It’s back to school time.  Yay!! After spending the summer driving my kids all over the place for their activities and listening to them bicker, I’m ready!!  While I am sad, because I really do enjoy having...