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.

Tips from a Travel Snob: A Few of my Favorite Things

If you have read any of my other blogs, you know I love to travel.  I love the idea of spontaneity, but I am also a severe planner.  Like, one of those planner-people who...

My Audible Addiction

There is nothing I love more than curling up on the couch, in a blanket on an overcast day with a warm beverage and reading a book. The familiar smell and the feel of the...

New Year, New Me! (And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves…)

OK, so the title might sound a bit harsh. But, really... we do like to take the opportunity to dream a little and make big plans and goals, don’t we? It’s because dreaming and goal...
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Visual Goal Setting – Yes, I’m Still Doing a Vision Board for 2021

Goal Setting. I think to one extent or another, everyone does this.  Whether it is structured or not is really a matter of intention. Since becoming a parent, my goal setting has had to become hyper-intentional,...

Gifting Hope in 2020

So, Christmas time is coming up.  It is just about my favorite time of year.  I don’t know about you, but I do like to spread my spending out over a few months to...
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Bug-Out Bags: Making Travel with Kids a Little Easier

Kids and travel. Travel and kids. This is a serious subject in my household. My grandmother was a travel agent for years and she taught me all of the shortcuts.  We LOVE to travel, and with kids...
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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...

Listen Again…

She should be sleeping in her own bed... I know it. But I don't really care. I have been out of pocket for almost a week for one reason or another.I'm tired; I'm emotionally...

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...