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.

When Fear Controls; Anxiety or the Norm?

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...
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Two Peas In a Tripod: A Hands-On Activity for Little Ones

When I am trying to get dinner on the table and find myself in need of a way to get my little “helpers” out from underfoot, I love to set them up at the...

A Guide To Child Care In Colorado Springs

I thought I would share with you some of the things I have learned over the last six years about finding daycare in Colorado Springs through a series of posts that break down the advantages and disadvantages of all the options.

Dear Daughter, Confidence Suits You

Dear Daughter, My dear, sweet daughter. You, my joyous, talkative, proud, 5 year old fill my heart with love. I firmly believe you to be a gift from God and the epitome of His beautiful...
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Weathering Busy Seasons: Keys To Success

Overwhelm is a common emotion in my house. Probably as often for my three year old as it is for me. The ebb and flow of daily life can seem to rapidly digress from...

Our Family Favorite Hikes in Colorado Springs

On those warm Spring days, in between blizzards, the itch to get the kids out and get some of that Colorado sunshine gets pretty intense for me.  However, I am not one of those...

Working and Traveling Without Kids: Don’t Make Me Defend Myself

A total stranger recently said to me, "Don't take this the wrong way, but what is the point of even having kids if you are just going to send them to daycare."
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Working Mother of Four Littles

I have been doing this mom of four thing for almost 9 months now, so I feel like I am finally starting to get my feet under me. That means I can reasonably formulate...

Winter Wonderland Adventures

Crisp, cold air. Hot chocolate and spiced cider. Mittens, coats, hats and scarves. It's winter time in Colorado Springs! Every year I get super excited to take the kids sledding, to make snow angels and...

How To Tell If You Are Successfully Adulting In 5 Easy Steps

I am totally kidding. I couldn't tell if I was successfully adulting if my life depended on it. Seriously, most of the time I would consider myself successfully adulting if I have showered this...