Rachel, Senior Writer

Rachel, Senior Writer
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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.

Colorado Shines: Navigating Childcare In Uncertain Times

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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...

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

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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...
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Bridging the Grandparents Distance Gap: Covid19 Edition

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"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,...
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Travel Colorado: Glenwood Springs

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If you’re looking for adventure and the authentic “Colorado Mountain Experience,” look no further than Glenwood Springs. Easily accessible via I-70, this picturesque small town has its own post-worthy attractions and also works great...
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All Aboard For Family Fun: Colorado Train Experiences

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When I met my husband, I had only ridden trains twice. I was with my Grandma on a trip to California on the Amtrak when I was 5. I don't really remember it. And,...
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Baked with Love: Memories of my Grandma

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Baking and eating special treats is one of my favorite pastimes. I have deep and fond memories as a kid of helping my grandmother in the kitchen. Mixing ingredients, stirring, rolling, patting, kneading. We had...
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Best Colorado Springs Sledding Hills

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I don't know about you, but this years 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...
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Mothering Littles: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

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Dear “Older Moms," who have made it through the phase of mothering littles... I need you, please help. Don’t get me wrong. I am so blessed to have a “mom squad,” a group of strong women...
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Mom Hair: Style For The Ages

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Let's be honest, I am not a fancy mom. I am waist deep in littles and schedules and chaos. I can barely find the time or energy to shower most days, let alone be...
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When Fear Controls; Anxiety or the Norm?

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I sit in the dark, quietly rocking with two little angels snuggled in my lap and a third waiting patiently for me to come read to him. I know why I work so hard...