It’s Our Birthday: The Top Ten Posts From The Last Year


I’m reflecting this morning from the same big, comfy chair I sat in four years ago. On that July morning, I was up early putting the finishing touches on our website before we officially launched to our beautiful followers, not knowing how this project would change us; how it would stretch us.

This journey of growing Colorado Springs Moms Blog and our community has been so similar to motherhood.

It is amazing and exhilarating. 

It is joyful.

It feels daunting and exhausting some days.

It is harder than we expected.

It takes a lot of energy… and the little things (encouragement, reassurance and a smile) give us the strength when we are running low.

It feels like we are not qualified.

It takes a village… (and we have an incredible village of moms on our team and as our readers!).

It is better than we expected.

We can’t believe it is our 4th birthday. What a ride so far, and we are just getting started! Our hope for COSMB is to foster motherhood connections, create space for family memories to be formed, and help our community love the great city we live in.

Below we’ve gathered the top 10 posts from our 4th year – take a walk down memory lane with us, and strap in for the journey through our next year. We believe that you will find bits and pieces of yourself in our diverse team of moms who have walked through so many different seasons. You belong here, in community with us.


15 Ways to Create Coziness of the Soul

Published: November 2, 2018


Santa Is Real

Stop Telling Kids Santa Claus Isn’t Real

Published: December 14, 2018


meal train

The Do’s and Dont’s of Meal Trains

Published: August 2, 2018


snow day

Snow Day Fun: Simple Snow Ice Cream

Published: February 18, 2019

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Tonya grew up in Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she majored in Health Promotion (the degree you choose when you know are meant to make an impact but you don’t know exactly how) After graduating in 2003, her adventurous spirit lead her to pack up her little car and move to Colorado Springs. Her heart was easily won by the beautiful landscape, the amazing weather, colorful Aspen trees, and the fabulous people in this city. In 2008, she married her love and best friend, Ryan. They added two amazing boys to the family…Landon (2009) and Kellan (2011). After a rewarding career as a Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and a sales representative for Pfizer, her heart desired more time with her boys. In 2011, she became a work from home mom, focusing on her very busy boys full time and her health and wellness coaching business part time! Her passion as a mom includes building legos, trips to the zoo, family hikes, fishing, and camping. Her passion as a health coach is helping people see their potential, reach goals, and lead a healthy lifestyle. In her spare time (what is that again??), she loves working out, running, and reading. Her favorite things to do with her handsome hubby include riding bikes downtown Colorado Springs for date nights, hiking the incline, trying new (exotic) foods, spending time with great (adult) friends, and trying craft beers (inspired of course by her husband!).