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

What’s Next for Mom? When Your Kids are All in School

As our youngest enters kindergarten, I've now entered a new chapter in my own life. So, what's next for this mom?  For most of my adulthood, I enjoyed a thriving career as a journalist. But, for...

Honesty Pays: Introducing our Children to Ethics

Honesty Pays. A few days ago, I trudged down the stairs at 6 a.m. to find our two little boys playing Xbox. We usually stow away electronics before bed so there’s no chance of this...
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A Guide to Colorado Springs Fourth Of July Events

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, so shake the dust off of those picnic blankets and get ready to celebrate the birth of our country. Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration...

Fun and Free (or Cheap) Kid Apps

As summer approaches, my husband and I will be looking for ways to keep our kids happily occupied – whether we’re at home, camping or on an extended trip. While electronics rarely are our first...

Crazy Night Life of a Mom

It's night. Our eldest son is coughing, despite a humidifier, two inhalers, Vicks Vaporub and essential oils. He wanders in a few times. I don’t blame him a bit, but there isn’t much I...

Valentine’s Weekend: Parents’ Night Out

My husband and I had our first date on Valentine’s weekend. We went go-kart racing, saw a movie AND had a lovely dinner, complete with a great bottle of wine and live music. Ahhhhhh… Life...

Conformity at Four

Is conformity starting younger these days? I need advice because there’s an excellent chance I’ll lose my mind if the insanity continues. The Story Let me relay to you the saga of the ORANGE PANTS, then for...

The Lackadaisical Host

I don’t prepare appetizers. I serve directly from the kitchen appliance formerly known as a stove (which at some point when I wasn’t paying attention became a “cooktop”). I set only the utensils we need, rather than a...

Snow Fun

  Snow one day. Ice the next. A balmy 65 degrees the day after that. Meteorological variety is part of Colorado’s charm and one of the main reasons my family and I decided to make...