Erin

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Erin is a military spouse who has lived in so many places that she can have a house fully unpacked with pictures on the wall in under one week. She is the mom of two wonderfully unique girls who are growing up incredibly fast. Erin and her husband Jake have been together for close to 20 years and as a result, are starting to read each others minds. She feels the most at home near the mountains and loves everything that they have to offer.
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Moms Just Want to Have Fun

Parenting is exhausting. We are constantly shuttling our kids around to activities, camps, and events. Sometimes we set aside time for a date night, but it usually requires some planning which can also feel...
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Helping a Child with Anxiety and Depression

Children are not strangers to anxiety and depression. The difficulty with our kids is that they are oftentimes not equipped to fully express what they’re feeling. As a result, these emotions can manifest themselves...
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Cleaning and Organizing without Losing your Mind

Cleaning and organizing don’t have to induce feelings of dread. Taking your time and taking deep breaths can actually make the task rather enjoyable. The best part is the reward at the end. When...
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An Epic Colorado Hike: Crested Butte to Aspen and Back

We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful state with some amazing hikes that are only a short drive away. My husband and I did once such hike this past fall. We...
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The Importance of Being an Advocate

Advocating for ourselves can be incredibly difficult. Instinct is something that we all have, but can be a scary thing to voice. We wonder what people will think or say and get bogged down...

Colorado Springs: The Top 5 Hikes to do with Visitors

Hiking allows us to get outside, exercise, and soak up some amazing views. We are so lucky to live in a place where we have access to hiking trails all around us. Hiking is family...
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Adapting Expectations this Holiday Season

The holidays are quickly approaching. It represents a time of family, friends, food, travel and is the start of a beautiful season. This year, things may be looking a bit different than years past....

Travel Colorado: Boulder

Boulder is a magical place located just northwest of Denver along the front range. It sits at the base of the Flatirons, one of Colorado's most famous landmarks. Whether you are looking for a...
Erin Stevens

Introducing New COS Mom Contributor Erin Stevens

I feel like I am finally coming into my own at the age of 40. As a person who has moved around a lot since turning 18, it’s taken me a long time to...