Rachel, Senior Writer

Rachel, Senior Writer
Rachel is a native Coloradoan, though originally from the Western Slope. She followed her husband Chris to his hometown of Colorado Springs after having met in engineering school at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Together they have four beautiful children, Tommy (2011), Tazzy (2014), Zach (2015) and Zinny (2018). Having a young and active family keeps Rachel on her toes trying to find ways to keep the ship sailing while still meeting all the demands of motherhood. Though Rachel loves her most important role as Mommy most, she also works full time outside the home as a Water Resources Engineer for the Colorado Division of Water Resources. This role helps keep her life centered, bouncing from detailed and complex discussions relating to Colorado Water Law with her husband ( a mechanical engineer) to daycare and preschool drop off and pick up schedules, while being constantly interrupted by the equally complex musings of her 4 year.

Learning To Sit With Emotions

2020 has been a year for the records. It has been an absolute roller coaster of emotions. Throughout my life, my means for dealing with those emotions has been a verb — an action...

5 Lessons From My “Year Long Health Journey”

Last December, I was thinking about the New Year, 2020.  Usually, this time of year I make several grandiose resolutions and almost always they involve some half-baked plan for weight loss. But last year...

Best Colorado Springs Sledding Hills

I don't know about you, but this year's pre-Halloween blizzards caught me off guard. I had two October snow days with a house full of stir-crazy kids rummaging through closets looking for hats and...
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Pumpkin Spice Without The Guilt

Ohhh... Happy Fall, Y'all! Pumpkin Spice. Pumpkin Spice. And More Pumpkin Spice.  The recent cold spell snapped me out of summer and straight into fall. I pulled out my hoodie, flannel shirt and scarf and got...
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My Top 5 Halloween Movies

Every year, I find myself looking for a backup plan if the Halloween festivities don't go to plan. Sometimes it is a freak snowstorm, sometimes a toddler meltdown and sometimes it's a late meeting....
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To Meal Prep or Not To Meal Prep?

I don't know about you, but 2020 has brought about some big changes in my life. As time in this new environment goes on, a new way of life has begun to emerge. One...

Colorado Wildfires Hit Close To Home

Wildfires are environmentally devastating.  Sometimes, they also steal homes and livelihoods. They are a part of Colorado living. Click on this link to see a photo of a wildfire breaking out in Glenwood Canyon: White Water...

Colorado Shines: Navigating Childcare In Uncertain Times

These past few months have been unsettling and challenging in ways few of us imagined while toasting to 2020 on New Year's Eve. Some schools and child care facilities closed temporarily. Others have been...

I am an Essential Worker. So is my Husband. We have Four Kids. Here’s...

Yesterday I broke down for the 20th time in the last month.  Tears of stress and frustration overwhelming me.  Anxiety gripping my chest.  Disappointment in myself that I was again ending the week behind...

Bridging the Grandparents Distance Gap: Covid19 Edition

"High Risk." Nobody likes labels or being lumped into a category that makes it sound like you are "less strong" than another demographic.  It is not something anyone is comfortable with. Yet, as parents...