Rebecca, Senior Writer

Rebecca, Senior Writer
Rebecca is a Colorado Native. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and West Chester University in Pennsylvania with a BA and MA in Psychology. Currently, she works for a local nonprofit, where she teaches low-income moms how to repair their credit, and value themselves and their money. Married to her Spartan-racing husband, and mom to a son and a daughter, in her free time you can find her cooking, reading, and working out. She loves her network of sweet friends, and is a podcast addict.
Winter Festivals

Local Winter Festivals in Colorado Springs

Wondering where to go and what to do? Here are a few wonderful festivals, both near and far, that you can find your fill of Holiday Spirit and Winter Fun.
Savoring Thanksgiving

Savoring Thanksgiving

I am a seasonal kind of girl. I like the rhythm of being in a season and moving into the next season when it is time. So, for me, it is a bit discombobulating...
Beautiful Mama

Beautiful Mama

I was leaving my son’s elementary school this week after dropping him off, and while walking back home, I chatted with my neighbor. This beautiful mama has four kids under the age of 8....

Avoiding a Halloween Sugar Nightmare AND Keeping It Fun!

We sort the candy into two piles – one is “to keep” and one is “to sell or donate.” I limit their stash by giving them a quart-sized Ziploc bag. Several dentists in our area buy candy to give to the troops. When my kids were younger, they thought it was super cool to get a few dollars. Now that their math skills have improved, we talk about it as more of a donation.
middle school

Motherhood can be like Middle School

Sometimes as a mom, I can feel 13 all over again: awkward, unprepared, and embarrassed. When my daughter started middle school, we made the decision to send her to a school that was located...

Seven Great Books that Have Helped My Kids with Math

I’m a literary girl; the daughter of an English teacher. My kids are eager readers, and hopefully that has been nurtured by my own love of reading and a million trips to the library....

Best Books about Raising Boys

My reading list often mirrors seasons in motherhood for me. Lately, my son has moved further through tween-ager and closer to teenager. I have so many questions, new worries, and a desire to be...
summer bucket list

Our Summer Bucket List

I am a list maker by nature. Grocery lists, to-do lists, packing lists—I always seem to have a few in progress. However, bucket lists are by far my favorite. Bucket lists are better than...

Colorado Springs VBS Guide

Sunscreen, swinging in the back yard, and popsicles dripping down our chins stretch out before us. It must be summer! I love spending these days with my kids. But sometimes my kids and I...

Facing the Fitness Class: Tips to Get Started

January has come and gone, and so have everyone’s New Year’s resolutions. But if it has been your goal to exercise, I will tell you a secret: Now is a great time to start. Why...