Kate is a Hoosier by birth but knew in her mid-teens that she’d live near the mountains. In college she spent a glorious summer in Colorado Springs volunteering at Glen Eyrie and vowed she’d come back somehow. She's now lived at the foot of Pikes Peak for more than a decade. She and her husband and two boys live downtown in a home almost as old as the city itself. Kate attempts to garden in her free time, making a commitment to grow something strange and new each year. So far luffa sponges, quinoa, and various pumpkins have fed nothing but the squirrels. Prior to staying home with her boys, Kate wrote and edited for a nonprofit that transformed the lives of children all over the world. She is passionate and nerdy and is continually surprised at the joy she has found in this season of motherhood.
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Gardening With Kids: Summer Tips

You there. Step away from the tomato plant. Oh yes, I’m talking to you. We’ve had some warm days and it’s tricking your brain into thinking it’s summer. Or maybe you’re worried that because the...
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Gardening With Kids: What You Need To Start

One of the best ways to encourage your kids to eat more vegetables is to grow them yourself! This can be a great hands-on activity for kids of all ages – and it's something...
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Founding Fathers: Fun Facts About Colorado Springs’ Main Men

Did you know that less than half of Colorado residents were born here? If you're like me, you simply arrived in this beautiful state as soon as you could, but you may know little...

HGTV Almost Ruined My Marriage

To be clear, there is magic in television. And it's called editing. What we see is very intentional, a limited view of the home, the process, and the people.

All Around Town: What’s Behind Our Road Names?

  Do you spend a lot of time driving around town? Have you (or the eager new reader hanging out in your backseat) read the names of road signs and wondered how they came to...

I’m Going Gray… And I LOVE IT

I knew I was in trouble the moment I sat down in the chair. My firstborn was 18 months old and keeping me busy. I wanted a haircut that was easy and low maintenance,...

Four Junk Drawer Items That Will Change Your Day

When you become a parent, the inundation starts: lists and tips of must-have items and registry requirements that will transform your parenting or your day. Contrary to all that advice, you have plenty of...
Pikes Peak

America’s Mountain In Our Backyard: What to Know about Pikes Peak

Whether you were born here, or (like me) you got here as soon as you could, you likely rely on Pikes Peak as a guiding point on your internal compass. Nicknamed America’s Mountain because...

Travel Colorado: Fort Collins

Did you know that Disneyland’s Main Street USA was based off Downtown Fort Collins? Even the alleys have been upgraded into walkable marketplaces. Fun shops abound. You can also take advantage of their monthly First Friday Artwalks to explore Fort Collins’ vibrant arts scene in Old Town. Not to be outdone, there’s also a Foodie Walk on the third Friday of the month!

This Is How You Derby (In Two Weeks!)

If you want to throw a great party, I've got two words for you: Kentucky Derby! Let's say you (like me) know next to nothing about horse racing. Once upon a time, my husband turned...