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.
Lonely Woman

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...
Single Mom

Encouragement for the Single Momma

For the single momma out there: Be encouraged. Keep going. You are not alone! Like most parents, you work as hard as you can. Managing schedules. Giving guidance, instruction, and hugs. Making meals, cleaning spills, refereeing...
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Increasing Awareness Around Sexual Violence

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). It is an opportune time to place the issue on the table for us mamas. My work as an attorney focuses on representing crime victims, including people...
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Teaching Kids to Lead and Follow Well

"Be a leader, not a follower." How many of us have heard that time and time again? Growing up, I thought being a follower was something to be shunned. The truth is, we each fill...
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Moving Forward into the New Year…

At the end of each year, I normally reflect and write down my thoughts of thanksgiving, learning, and sometimes regret.  Although I rarely commit to resolutions, I generally use the turn of the year...
rest

Dear Mom, Rest and Receive Help

Busyness and self-sufficiency are the hallmarks of our society now. Gone are the days where we enjoyed family time around the television, long drives to nowhere, slow strolls through the neighborhood, or ice tea...
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”I’m Speaking”

”I’m speaking.” A phrase made famous during the vice presidential debate by Senator Kamala Harris. A phrase that has taken on a life of its own in memes, jokes, banter, and comebacks. I’ve thought...
lulls

“I’m Bored!” A Season of Lulling, A Season of Learning

Unprecedented time. Life upended. Interruptions and delays. Lulls. The new normal. These words and phrases have become prominent in our conversations this year. We grapple with the challenges of a pandemic and all of our...
Ime

Introducing New COS Mom Contributor Ime Lopez

I grew up on two different continents, in two contending cultures. I'm a recent single mom raising some fantastic little humans.  A public interest lawyer and advocate for the vulnerable. An unapologetic lover of...