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Annie is a Colorado native. She loves living in the Grand Junction area with her husband of eighteen years and their three children: Sixteen-year-old twin sons and fourteen-year-old daughter.
Annie has worked in media for over a decade. Annie started out as a blogger, where she chronicled the life and times of her growing family. Her blog attracted the attention of The Daily Sentinel, where they offered her the position of Home and Garden Columnist. Annie's enthusiasm for communicating with the masses and American Idol, then led her to become half of the "Gal Pal" team for Mix 104.3, where she co-hosted the drive home show every weekday with DJ, Roxy.
Annie currently is the host for Moms Everyday Western Colorado. She enjoys meeting all the businesses and organizations that are eager to help moms make their lives easier. Annie loves that moms come to her for advice and suggestions on everything from how to pick a good preschool to where to get the best burritos!
Aside from faith and family, Annie's other passions include: Home organization and management, public speaking, hiking, Bollywood movies, and her newly-found hobby of playing Minecraft with her daughter.
The good news is that the toddler years are easier than the first two years. Read More
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The bad news is Christmas is over. The good news is that the decorations will come down faster than they went up. Read More
Here are some of my tips, and perhaps you have some more, to celebrate the holidays with older children. Read More
Happy holiday house is just two words away, black and white. Read More
Parenting requires support. The kind of support depends upon what you are teaching your child. Read More
“Well, there’s one of the babies.” That is how the ultrasound tech told me I was having twins. Read More
The holidays happen at the same time every year, so why are we always taken by surprise when the business and busy-ness of it all arrives, too? Read More
In our younger, leaner years, Secret Agent Man (my husband) was an athlete. I was a dancer. So how did we end up with uncoordinated kids? Read More
I have often wondered if perpetuating the myth of Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Uncle Sam is going to have an effect on my kids. Read More
Let me first say that I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV, but if someone would have told me some of these things, it may have saved us some dough and my kids some trauma. Read More
June Cleaver is my hero. Clean house, happy kids, and home-cooked meals. She was loved and appreciated by Ward, Wally and “The Beave”. She was even polite and patient with the ornery, suck-up of a neighbor kid, Eddy Haskell. Read More
The smell of a home, whether it is good or bad, is a combination of the level of cleanliness, the presence of animal life, and the products and bi-products found therein. Read More