Ashley, Senior Writer

Ashley, Senior Writer
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

Nothing Like a Big Pecker in the Morning

Aaaaarrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh!!! Flipping flickers! I called them woodpeckers until my husband corrected me. He took a semester of ornithology in college, so I’ll defer to him on this one. The difference, as far as I am concerned? Flickers...
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Colorado Shines: Amazing Resources for Families

Child care routines have changed recently for many Colorado families. Most schools are closed, as are some child care centers. But parents... you are not alone! A state program called Colorado Shines has your...
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Cheap, Easy + Family-Approved Recipes

Looking for some easy, cheap recipes that everyone in your family will love? I gathered some ideas from our writing team, family and friends and threw them into one handy post for you! Some are...
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The Great Big Guide to Online Educational Resources for Kids

Kids across the country are out of school. Suddenly, we're all home-school moms (or dads)— a title many of us never sought. Some of us are still working full- or part-time while doing this...

Travel Colorado: A Comprehensive Guide to our Own Backyard

People travel to Colorado from all over the world. It is a destination. In case living here has you taking it for granted, here is your gentle reminder: Colorado is a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Whether you’re planning a...
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Where To Find Santa In Colorado Springs

Want to see Santa in Colorado Springs? Here is a great list of spots to see the jolly old elf this holiday season. Merry Christmas!Location: Downtown Colorado Springs Date: December 11th Time: 5-8 pm Details: Join us...

Why Is My Doctor Always Running Late?

You make an appointment with your doctor. You show up on time—maybe even 15 minutes early. Then, you sit in the waiting room for 30 minutes. Or an hour. Or longer.  A Doctor Explains  Nothing is...
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Traveling with Children

Traveling. With. Children. Did your heart just beat a little faster? Those three little words need not strike fear in parents. You can do it – with minimal drama and maximum fun. Let me start with...

Guide to Fourth of July Celebrations in Colorado Springs

Fourth of July in Colorado Springs: Fireworks, parades, music! This town does it right!  Celebrations take place across the region over the course of several days. So, pack the family into the car and head...

Don’t Let Shoulder Pain Get You Down

Do you have shoulder pain?  Many people do. One common culprit is the rotator cuff, a group of four muscles that help initiate and stabilize the shoulder during motion. Normal daily activities put stress on...