Lindsay is a freelance writer and a mom of four. When she was 19, she met her future husband on a blind date. Lindsay and her husband spent 18 years moving around the country with the Air Force and growing their family through birth and adoption. In 2016, they moved back to Colorado because the mountains have always felt like home. When she’s not busy writing or tripping over toys, she enjoys reading, traveling, and hanging out with her quirky kids.
Potty Training

Potty Training: Ready Or Not?

When my first-born daughter was two, I decided it was time to potty train. She was showing signs of readiness that I’d talked to our pediatrician about and read about in books. She seemed excited...
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Becoming a Good Enough Mom

I’m mesmerized watching her. Adopted from China just four months earlier, my youngest daughter holds her baby doll with its head cradled in her arm. She smiles at the baby and talks softly, telling...

Five Ways to Rock Your Mom Weekend

Remember when rocking your weekend meant staying out late, sleeping in late and basically doing a whole lot of nothing? Me too. Sadly, that is not the kind of rocking I’m referring to. This...

The Upside To Being an Introverted Parent

I think it's a shame that I didn't realize I was an introvert until I was well into my thirties. Had I known that my need to be alone for at least part of the day was something I had no control over, I could have saved myself some serious mom guilt.

Staying Organized While Raising a Large Family

School is back in full swing and if you’re anything like me, your plate just got a lot fuller. With after-school practices and homework to juggle amongst other things, there are only so many...

COSMB Cares: Resources for Military Families and Veterans

Colorado Springs is home to a total of five military installations: the United States Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base, Ft. Carson Army Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station and Schriever Air Force...

Words With Kids: Stealing Individual Time

For years, I felt like a mom who never wanted to play. I didn't love board games. I hated playing pretend. Even though I knew my kids needed individual time with me, especially as our...

What I Learned From My Teenager About Beauty and Body Image

A few months ago, I had a moment alone in the car with my 13-year-old. Bright, artistic, and quirky, she marches to the beat of her own drum. Many mornings she comes up fully...

Surviving the Holidays When Your Spouse is Deployed

The tree is up, the presents are wrapped, and from the outside everything looks normal. But there’s an empty chair at the table and an empty feeling in your heart. The holidays can be...
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Encouraging Independent Play

Instead of asking my daughter to wait for me to play with her and dealing with her whining and clinginess in the meantime, things went more smoothly if I sat down and played with her right away. After we played for about ten minutes, I praised her for the good job she was doing and then asked her to finish playing without my help.