Author Archive | Ashley

Woodpecker

Nothing Like a Big Pecker in the Morning

Aaaaarrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh!!! Flipping flickers! I called them woodpeckers until my husband corrected me. He took a semester of ornithology in college, so I’ll defer to him on this one. The difference, as far as I am concerned? Flickers essentially are GIANT woodpeckers. And they are doing their best to ruin my sleep; therefore, my life. The Excitement […]

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fireworks

A 2017 Guide to Colorado Springs Fourth of July Events

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching. Luckily for you, you live in one of the most patriotic cities in the country. Did you know that the song “America the Beautiful” was originally written as a poem entitled “Pikes Peak”? In 1893, a Wellesley College English professor had taken the train to Colorado Springs to [...]
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preemie

Becoming Mom: Big Love for a Micro-Preemie

He was 1 pound, 11 ounces – the tiniest human I had ever seen. Our micro-preemie. His body was the size of a vending-machine soda bottle with a tennis-ball head perched on top. Matchstick fingers and toes wiggled madly. Waiting for Contact I saw him for roughly 30 seconds before a huge Neonatal Intensive Care Unit […]

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Money Saving Ideas For Holiday Shopping

For all you coupon clippers out there, I am in awe. I have friends who come dangerously close to MAKING money when they go to the grocery store armed with weekly flyers, stacks of coupons and money-saving store apps. I just don’t have it in me. I don’t clip coupons and I don’t enjoy traipsing [...]
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friends

How To Make Friends: Just Ask for Help

Making Friends Some of you have lived here since the day you were born. Others, like me, have moved dozens of times. But we have something in common: Making new friends can be a little nerve-wracking for e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e. When I was younger, my natural inclination was to be shy. I quickly realized that the trait wasn’t serving […]

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