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.
Glenwood Springs

Travel Colorado: Glenwood Springs

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...

All Aboard For Family Fun: Colorado Train Experiences

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,...

Baked with Love: Memories of my Grandma

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...
Mothering Littles

Mothering Littles: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

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...
mom hair

Mom Hair: Style For The Ages

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...

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...
kids activity

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...
busy season

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...