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

Ready to Spread Cheer? A List of our Favorite Local Nonprofits

Want to do your part to make the world a little brighter this holiday season? How about supporting one of Colorado Springs' many wonderful nonprofits? We asked our contributors, readers and others for some of...

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! As of publication, the below details were correct. But 2020...
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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...

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...

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....
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Colorado Camping: Our Favorite Spots

Camping in Colorado is spectacular. The mountains. The rivers. The trees. The snow. The sand dunes. Wait! What? Snow? Sand dunes? Yes. Due to its varying elevations between mountains, valleys and plains, Colorado offers e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. We...

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...