Dear Facebook, I’m not going to post one thing I’m thankful for every day until Thanksgiving. Mostly because I seriously don’t need one more thing on my to-do list. But also because it rings hollow to me, not to mention...
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Single Mom Self-Care

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Like many mothers, I have a bad habit of putting myself last and prioritizing everyone above myself. On top of that, I'm the sole parent to an incredible kid. Over the years, I have learned that while single mom...
It’s that time of year, when pumpkin spice is in the air and the festivities of the holiday season begin. Time to pull out fall decorations while secretly listening to Christmas music. The season of endless hustle and bustle...
We sort the candy into two piles – one is “to keep” and one is “to sell or donate.” I limit their stash by giving them a quart-sized Ziploc bag. Several dentists in our area buy candy to give to the troops. When my kids were younger, they thought it was super cool to get a few dollars. Now that their math skills have improved, we talk about it as more of a donation.
I sit in the dark, quietly rocking with two little angels snuggled in my lap and a third waiting patiently for me to come read to him. I know why I work so hard to keep it all together....
During the first year of college, my world shattered into a thousand sharp-edged pieces.  While those around me were immersed in a college life full of books, parties and excitement; I became a brittle, broken 20-year-old. A sudden flood...
Two months ago, I got hearing aids and I mostly LOVE them. I've wanted hearing assistance since I was 5 years old and first learned that my hearing was pretty bad. I was never a good candidate for standard...
When I dreamed of being a mom, I pictured lots of cuddles, sweet conversations during walks to the park, fun family trips together, playtime and crafts, and enjoying that simple magic children bring to the world. All this is true,...
This summer, I turned 39. I had a bit of a panic attack. I realize that 39 isn’t 40, but I am inching very close. The dreaded 40. I remember my mother’s 40th birthday party – the house was...
What is a rut? You've probably heard the expression, same shenanigans a different day, or something along those lines. That describes a rut perfectly. It is where you feel like you are doing the same thing over and over...

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90s Throwback Bash: Join us November 2nd

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Join Co Springs Mom Collective on Saturday, Nov. 2nd at 7 PM for this fun adults-only night out event! Grab your favorite date night partner or...