Tonya grew up in Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she majored in Health Promotion (the degree you choose when you know are meant to make an impact but you don’t know exactly how) After graduating in 2003, her adventurous spirit lead her to pack up her little car and move to Colorado Springs. Her heart was easily won by the beautiful landscape, the amazing weather, colorful Aspen trees, and the fabulous people in this city. In 2008, she married her love and best friend, Ryan. They added two amazing boys to the family…Landon (2009) and Kellan (2011). After a rewarding career as a Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and a sales representative for Pfizer, her heart desired more time with her boys. In 2011, she became a work from home mom, focusing on her very busy boys full time and her health and wellness coaching business part time! Her passion as a mom includes building legos, trips to the zoo, family hikes, fishing, and camping. Her passion as a health coach is helping people see their potential, reach goals, and lead a healthy lifestyle. In her spare time (what is that again??), she loves working out, running, and reading. Her favorite things to do with her handsome hubby include riding bikes downtown Colorado Springs for date nights, hiking the incline, trying new (exotic) foods, spending time with great (adult) friends, and trying craft beers (inspired of course by her husband!).

Guide To Cutting Your Own Christmas Tree

Establishing family traditions, especially around the holidays, is one of my favorite things about being a mom and having a sweet family. There is something so special about knowing my children will remember these...
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2020 Christmas Trees: Keep It Real

It is almost Christmas Tree time, and let me be the first to urge you to choose a real Christmas Tree this year. 2020 has forced so many changes. While many of them have...
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Dion’s Pizza Kits: Dinnertime Turned Family Fun Activity

Are you looking for a family fun activity? Does the thought of dinnertime being less stressful and more creative sound good? Dion's Pizza Kits are the perfect solution. It feels like we have been...

Do You Need a Reason for a Houseparty? Here Are My Top 5.

We are a family of gamers. Very serious gamers. Nope, I'm not talking about video games. I cannot remember a party with my husband's extended family that didn't include playing a game: board games,...

Our COS MOM Shirt is here!

Our COS MOM shirt is here - black AND white tees are now on sale! The first 40 purchases will also receive a FREE COS MOM sticker in their shipment. Why We Love These Shirts They...
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Order Food From Local Restaurants and Give Back

Yes, you heard me...order food from local restaurants AND give back! Win. Win. And take a night off from cooking and cleaning the kitchen. (Anyone else feel like there has been so much cooking...
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20 Date Night Adventures in Colorado Springs

Mamas -- remember the first few weeks of dating your spouse? Where every date night was filled with excitement and anticipation...careful distractions...  It is time to spice up date night and get some...

Co Springs Mom Collective: New Look, Same Heart

Over four years ago, my sister, Tara, and I started to brainstorm resources we could bring to moms in our city. She had just moved to Colorado Springs from Iowa, and as a mom...
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The Top 3 Reasons to Join us at our Kick Off to Fall Family...

Our Kick-Off to Fall Family Festival is back and is happening this weekend! Our Fall Family Festival is a private event that is designed to not be overcrowded so you can make amazing family memories!  Why do you want to join us...

3 Reasons I Want My Boys to Play Football

I'm completely giddy that football season is here. I'm a diehard football fan, which stems from my high school days in small-town Iowa. Our football team wasn't just good—it was excellent. We competed in...