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!!

Easter Treats With Peeps!

Because seriously, what is Easter without those traditional Peeps?? It’s no secret that “crunchy mama” is NOT a term that has ever been applied to me. When it comes to holidays and treats, I have...

My Dirty Little Secret: I Joined A Gym….For The Childcare!!

For those of you who aren’t aware, I’m a military wife. Whose husband is overseas again. And this time, in the mix is a very energetic, non-stop moving, talking, little boy. He’s driving me...

Egg Hunts & Easter Events in Colorado Springs 2017

It's one of my family's favorite things to do, hunting for little plastic eggs in a field of grass.  We wouldn't miss it for the world, so I'm really happy to share some options...

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...