Ashley, Senior Writer

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Ashley is the managing editor/media relations director at Colorado Springs Moms Blog. This longtime reporter and freelancer loves working with the talented writers at COSMB. Ashley also creates content for City Mom Collective and takes on freelance writing and editing, as time allows. She spends spends her free time camping, traveling and skiing. Her website is www.seasonedscribe.com
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50 Life Lessons at 50

I just turned 50. A half century. To some of you, I'm an old lady. To others, I'm a young lass. If family genetics hold true, I'm thinking I'm about halfway to the finish line....
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Where To Find Santa In Colorado Springs

Santa is making the rounds in Colorado Springs! Here is a great list of spots to see the jolly old elf this holiday season. Merry Christmas! As of publication, the below details were correct. But...
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Ready to Spread Cheer? A List of our Favorite Local Nonprofits

When it comes to holiday giving, there are so many choices! How do you start to narrow the list? Well, one easy way is to look first at local nonprofits. To spend your valuable...
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Local Mom Helps Create Inspiring Music Video

Cheers to a Colorado Springs mom who helped create a beautiful new music video that raises "disability visibility." Carve out four minutes to watch SPACES. It will be a highlight of your day — promise!...
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Becoming Mom: Big Love for a Micro-Preemie

He was 1 pound, 11 ounces – the tiniest human I had ever seen. Our micro-preemie. His body was the size of a vending-machine soda bottle with a tennis-ball head perched on top. Matchstick fingers and...
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Guide to Farmers Markets in Colorado Springs

The return of farmers markets — an annual rite of passage each summer in Colorado Springs.  Fresh, local fruit and veggies. Crafts and other goods from local artisans. There's nothing like buying straight from...

Potty Talk, Potty Talk, Potty Talk: What’s a Mom To Do?

“Poop!” “Hahahahaha!” “Poop! Poop!” “Hehehehehe! Hahahahaha!” Little Potty Mouths The above was an honest-to-goodness, real and frequent conversation between our two sons a few years back. And it made me cringe. I wanted to laugh. I wanted to brush it...
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Expert Tips on How to Keep Kids Safer Online

Children are using the Internet in record numbers – to play games, do schoolwork, watch videos, meet up with their classes and teachers online. In other words, many kids are online for e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. The...
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Musings from a Former Political Reporter: Choose Friends Over Politics

It is an election. It is ugly. But it soon will be over. We need to figure out a way to set aside politics and look our neighbors in the eyes again. We need...
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I Looked in the Mirror and I Saw Beauty

I glanced in the mirror today and did a double take. I saw beauty. At 48 years old. I haven’t lost weight. I don’t have a fab new haircut. I’m not trying a new skin-care routine....