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...
Sit down, mama, I’ve got a chemistry lesson for you. Did you know there are approximately 80,000 synthetic chemicals being used in the commercial market? Of course not. Why would you know that random bit of information? Until I became a...
Remember when rocking your weekend meant staying out late, sleeping in late and basically doing a whole lot of nothing? Me too. Sadly, that is not the kind of rocking I’m referring to. This is more like rocking your...
When I dreamed of being a mom, living with autoimmune disease never appeared in that vision. When I thought about all the lessons I would teach my children, managing a chronic illness never made the list. Now I can't help...
The Truth Let me start by saying, I am not a runner. I do not own fancy sneakers, and the clothes I wear to run are pretty basic. I don't exactly track my distance or my heart rate, I've never...
The summer before my daughter's freshman year of high school, at marching band camp, we got an early education we weren't expecting.  We learned that a combination of teens, cell phones and nude pics could result in pornography charges. ...
When my son was 16 years old, he threatened to blow up his school. He spent a few days in a mental health hospital, then was sent back to me. Still broken. Still confused. And still needing help. We,...

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90s Throwback Bash: Join us November 2nd

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...