Natalie was born and raised here in Colorado Springs. She is a mom to three awesome girls, ages 7, 4, and 2. Natalie enjoys drinking tea, crocheting, and attempting to garden. Home is her favorite place to be, but she does love getting outside when the weather is warm and exploring our beautiful city. Natalie is an introvert through and through, but loves meaningful conversations and funny jokes.
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Entering the “Big Kid” Years

This month, my daughter turns eight years old. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was snuggling my tiny newborn baby in my arms, but now that newborn is officially entering her...
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Simple Fall Family Traditions

My favorite season of the year is fall. I love the crisp, cool air, attending fall festivals, pumpkin everything, and dressing in layers. For me, it feels like time slows down in the fall...
Mom helping Kindergarten Child with backpack

Helpful Tips for Parents of Kindergarteners

I had given birth to my second daughter two weeks before I had to drop my oldest off for her first day of preschool. Once the classroom door shut and I made my way...
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When Leaving the House with Your Kids Makes You Anxious

When my oldest was a baby, I had so much anxiety about leaving the house by myself. I would see other moms go on outings with more than one kid, seemingly with ease, and...
mom and son blowing bubbles outside.

Why Kids Need a Simple Summer Schedule

As my kids have grown older, the pressure to make every summer “the best summer ever” grows, too. This pressure comes from social media, society itself, and even from my own mom guilt. Instead...