Today, my son did the laundry.  I didn’t ask him to do it.  It wasn’t on his list of chores to do. I just came home from grocery shopping to find the three baskets of clothes I’d washed this...
"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 the role of either leader...
One night, like usual, I was hurrying my teen along so that we could leave the house on time for a meeting. About to walk about the door, he said, “I gotta grab my bag and a water bottle.”...
If you give a mom a minute…. you know, an actual quiet moment to herself with no one asking for help, calling her name, or using her as a makeshift, in-house jungle gym, she’ll probably want to put on...
I’m not a super sentimental person. I never kept baby books for my kids. I’m guilty of throwing out their artwork without thinking twice. But one thing I am consistent about creating is family yearbooks. And if you haven’t...
Does this whining sound familiar? But, I don’t want to, Mommy! But!  Whyyyyy? It’s not fair! She was mean to me! He won’t share! Some days seem like they are filled to the brim with a house full of whining children!  And that sound-gah!  The...
Do you ever try to keep your kids in a bubble of innocence?  As if nothing bad or hard or hurtful could ever happen to them or those they love?  As if difficult things don't exist?  That would be...
Hello Colorado Springs Moms!  My name is Melisa (pronounced muh-leesa) and I'm excited to be a new voice around here at COSMC! I am raising four beautiful souls at home (Stella, Judah, Naomi, & Natalie) and I eagerly await being...
I feel like I am finally coming into my own at the age of 40. As a person who has moved around a lot since turning 18, it’s taken me a long time to figure out the things that...
Hello fellow COS mamas! I’m Paras Askari Longanecker, a mother of two wild young boys, wife to an adventurous guy, and practicing pediatrician learning to navigate the challenging yet rewarding world of being a working mom. Since moving to...

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