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.

Hurricane Season: Getting Through the Crazier Times in Life

"Don't worry, it gets easier, this is just a season of your life, enjoy it." Yes, this is a season. Hurricane season. The first time I heard this sweet phrase I thought they were very...

My Kids Don’t Cry On Facebook: Why I Filter What I Post

My kids don’t cry on Facebook.  If I can possibly resist, I don’t comment on politics, religion or drama of any kind.  It is not because I think I am better than anyone else...

Grooming Your Dog in Colorado Springs: Canine Design Salon and Country Club

We are thankful to Canine Design Salon & Country Club for providing this sponsored post. However, the thoughts and feelings are our own as we only share companies that we personally know and love! Sometimes, it can be...

Captain’s Log: Conversations with a Four Year Old

Out of the mouth’s of babes or kids say the darnedest things... however you want to caption it- having young children in the house who are just learning to use their words and articulate...
Colorado Springs Pools and Fountains

A (Quick) Guide to Colorado Springs Pools and Fountains

**UPDATED 2017 INFORMATION COMING SOON!** “Summer is taking FOREVER to get here!” My 4 year old says this to me at least twice a week after he asks if our neighborhood pool is open yet. I...

A Million Little Pieces…

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It’s a Dog’s Life…

As a working mom, I often feel like I miss out on opportunities to be there for the little things my kids do at school and daycare (recitals, parties, picture day etc).  Last Friday,...

Sandwich Generation

I recently read a quote, from some distant corner of the internet that said “You shouldn’t bemoan getting older, it is a privilege denied many.” This thought has been a thread tying together a series...

Ending the “Mommy War” Within

It may sound strange to say, but I am exactly the kind of expectant mother now that I would have hated when I was pregnant the first time.  It’s funny to me how time...