Ime

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Ime Lopez is a transplant to Colorado Springs from the urban jungle of New York City. She is the doting mother to two funny and lively youngsters who keep her guessing and reaching for that box of hair color. Ime has practiced public interest law for nearly two decades, specializing in housing and education rights, making good, necessary trouble along the way. When she isn't trying to right the world's wrongs, she can be found enjoying 70s jams and world music, watching some good Nollywood or crunching on ice from Chick-fil-A.
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Encouragement for a Mother Today

There is nothing more refreshing than encouragement. During graduate school, I experienced the worst forms of comparison and competition. Then, I entered motherhood, and it was a whole new world of surprising possibilities! From...
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The Necessity and Heart of Apology

My kids and I have watched the movie Encanto several times. This movie has some deep takeaways for family dynamics, great music and delightful animation, and lots of laughs. (You should watch it if...
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The Beauty and Value of Black History

Each February, Black History Month is celebrated in the United States and Canada. Black History celebrations date back to the 1920s. The focus of the celebrations has been on the preservation and recognition of...
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Blast from the Past: News from the Year of My Birth

Recently it dawned on me that I don’t know much about what was happening in the world in the year I was born.  This news was not of particular interest to me until a...
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Slow and Steady Wins: When Healing Is Not Fast Enough for Me

I consider myself to be a deep-waters kind of person. I feel things deeply, and I mull for very long periods. While I generally count this as a good thing, it can be a...
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Turning the Holiday Season from Harrowing to Healthy (…and This Is NOT about Food!)

The major holiday season is closely approaching. It is a time of anticipation, celebration, excitement, and fun. The music, festivals, scrumptious baked treats and, oh yes, pumpkin spice everything. The holidays bring amplified busyness with...
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The Fanciest Cars – Exploring the Beauty of Getting Older

“Hey Mommy, why do old men drive the fanciest cars?” I chuckled at my son’s witty observation, and I probably mumbled out some corrective response. Yet, I wondered to myself, “How in the world did...
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Friendships: Encouraging Our Children to Find the Good Ones

With a new school year beginning, our children may be experiencing a lot of changes – everything from clothing sizes and styles to classes and schools. Add the tensions of meeting new people and...
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COSILoveYou: Summer of Kindness Charity Spotlight

Special things happen when people with a deep passion to see and do good band together. Young, old, and everyone in between becoming agents of change and dispensers of hope.  This is what the greater...
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A Mom’s Battle Plan for Loneliness

Can we be honest? Motherhood, for all its wonder and great joy, can be isolating at times. Surrounded by people we love and their beautiful bedlam, but yet we still feel disconnected. I got that...