Adrienne, Senior Writer

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Adrienne is a Colorado native and would not want to live anywhere else! She spends her days juggling the many demands of three sons, and her school-age daughter. When she is not busy deciphering the perplexing young boy brain, or trying to please her diva daughter, you will most likely find her nose in a book, or writing. She loves encouraging her fellow parents in their journey. Recently she has begun a new career as a Real Estate Broker with Colorado Home Finder Realty and is definitely enjoying the roller coaster ride. She also loves finding great happy hour places with her husband, Shawn, and acting young and sometimes crazy with friends! She does not spend enough time outdoors (unless forced to) and comes up with any excuse to put off cleaning her chaotic house. She is very grateful for her completely imperfect life.
communication

Straight Talk: Communication Tips for Your Relationships

In any healthy relationship, there is one crucial component: communication! I have known my husband, Shawn, since I was 18. This year, we will celebrate 18 years of marriage. Sometimes I really can't believe...
addressing mental health

My Son Was Hurting and I Felt Helpless: Addressing Mental Health Issues

When my son was 16 years old, he threatened to blow up his school. He spent a few days in a mental health hospital, then was sent back to me. Still broken. Still confused....

Comcast Cares Event Shows Children that Olympic Dreams are Possible

The Thrill of Meeting Olympian Role Models With hard work, even seemingly impossible dreams are achievable. That was the inspirational message Olympians delivered to children at a recent once-in-a-lifetime experience.  As part of their annual Comcast...
happy hour

My Favorite Happy Hour Haunts

Come On, Get Happy! Happy hour is a wonderful invention! And luckily, many fabulous places in Colorado Springs offer this aptly named hour or two of discounted beverages and bites. Taking advantage of this time...

COSMB Cares: Love is Never Abusive… Talking to Teens About Healthy Relationships

Media is Sending the Wrong Message about Relationships I am a parent and a teen abuse survivor. I am concerned the unhealthy relationships portrayed in the film 50 Shades of Grey and the hit Netflix...
Quickie

The Importance of a Quickie: Staying Connected To Your Partner

Ha! I was really hoping that this title would grab your attention! While I do want to touch briefly on the intimacy aspect the word "quickie" typically applies to, I think that in these busy...

My Fresh Perspective on the New Year

It's a new year. Time for a new you! At least that is the message society bombards us with.  The new year is an opportunity to reflect on the past year, and to celebrate all...

Travel Colorado: Grand Junction and Palisade

My family and I were privileged enough to call Grand Junction home for three years. The mild temperatures, amazing views, and friendly people make this city a special place to call home or to...

COSMB Cares: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence is Prevalent One in every 3 women and 1 in every 4 men in the United States have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime....

When Breast Cancer Hits Close to Home

The Unexpected Phone Call In July, my younger sister, Angela, choked out four words that rocked my small world: "I have breast cancer." In one moment, breast cancer went from a cause I cared about...