Ashley, Senior Writer

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Ashley is the managing editor/writing coach at Co Springs Mom Collective. This longtime reporter and freelancer loves working with the talented writers at COSMC. Ashley also creates content for City Mom Collective and takes on freelance writing and editing, as time allows. She spends her free time traveling and reading. Her website is www.seasonedscribe.com
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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...

Fall Festivals and Events in and Around Colorado Springs

Guide to Fall Festivals and Events The leaves are starting to turn colors, the temperatures are dropping, the kids are back in school. Fall is the best time to enjoy fall festivals with the family!...
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Fall Fun Runs and Races in Colorado Springs

Three, two, one... Get ready to race! Below are all the fun runs and races in Colorado Springs this fall. Gather some friends or family members, get some exercise and have some fun.Location: Memorial...
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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...

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...