Rochelle is a desert-rat from Arizona who kept moving north until she hit Colorado Springs; good luck getting her to leave now. She wasted no time snagging her husband under the pretense of athleticism and outdoorsy-ness. Among other things, eleven years of marriage has yielded two beautiful daughters, Harper and Quinn. Momming these super-sassy littles is her biggest adventure yet, and provides for some serious writing material. Rochelle works out of the home also, and has a diverse background in public relations, social work, student advising, youth ministry and pyrotechnics. She is presently finishing up her MBA and is juggling all of it fairly well for a person with little to no hand-eye-coordination. She is a firm believer that it takes a village to raise a child and she is beyond grateful for hers.
i don't know

Embracing this Year’s “I Don’t Know”

“I don’t know.” These words are powerful. Do you feel emotion around these words?  What does it feel like for you to say these words? To your boss? Your spouse? A client? Your friend?  Your children? What...

Back to School Fashion Infusion

My youngest will be going into kindergarten this fall.  This is my baby.  And the last one in our household to experience this milestone for the first time.  But (and I know I don’t...
July Fourth

July Fourth Reflections from your local Pyrotechnician

Our family takes July Fourth pretty seriously. But we have always done Independence Day a little differently than the average family. When my husband and I were engaged, he received a call from his family...

Around the World in Colorado Springs: A Foodie Guide

We live in a pretty unique place. Colorado Springs is the hub for a handful of military bases and one of the most beautiful places on earth. That means this city draws people —...
class of 2020

Ladies and Gentleman of the Class of 2020

In my “other life,” I am a student advisor to adult students. Please allow me to brag for just a moment. I have been working with this population of students for about eight years now. These...
community living

Community Living: My Family Is Richer for It

As an introvert, the idea of community or multigenerational living was decidedly unappealing. It’s my home, my space, my solitude. It would mean potentially compromising on everyday life to accommodate someone else. But, now that I...

Hurry, Hustle & The Price Of Patience

I have a kiddo who hates to be rushed. It absolutely sets her off. I, on the other hand, lack patience. My constant state of functioning tends to be rushed. I am not very good...
executive functioning

Did You Know about These Things Called Executive Functioning Skills?

Did you know there are these things called Executive Functioning Skills? And they are kind of a big deal? I am sure you do; you probably read up on it in a book somewhere when you...
first grade

My Kid Wasn’t Prepared for First Grade; Neither was I

Can I just be vulnerable for a second? Some days you completely win as a parent and your kid uses their manners, follows the rules and even eats their vegetables.  Other days you send your kid...
thanksgiving dinner

The Ultimate Kid-Friendly Keto Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s that time of year again! Pumpkins and leaves and food.  Oh, the food!  I LOVE fall! Time to gather around the table with friends and family alike and celebrate gratitude. And a keto...