Colorado Springs Moms Blog cares deeply about our community. To that end, we are running monthly series called “COSMB Cares.” In these posts, we will highlight a national or international cause and one or more of the local organizations working to improve that situation. March is Single Parent Awareness Month. This third installment of “COSMB […]
Do you spend a lot of time driving around town? Have you (or the eager new reader hanging out in your backseat) read the names of road signs and wondered how they came to be? Over half of Colorado Springs’ residents were born somewhere else. That means you may not be aware of how our […]
Once I had explained our reasons for naming our friends legal guardian and reassured her that she would be part of Sam’s life, no matter what, things were easier. The honesty felt good.
I decided to take a month off of drinking in January. There wasn’t a single experience or some sort of event that made me want to become a teetotaler. Rather, I’d noticed over the course of the last year that I was having a drink (or two…or three) every night. This habit caused me to […]
I am a mom of five kids, aged 8-14. And I feel fortunate to live in a school choice state, where we can decide what is best for each child. Three of my children attend the nearby elementary school. I homeschool the other two. This is our first year exploring homeschooling. It has been a […]
Slowly but surely, hand-held devices are infiltrating and controlling our lives and conversations. A ring here, a ping there, and then an audible silence, luring our attention away from a real-time conversation toward a lifeless screen. Ring, Ring, Ring My daughter and I were recently sitting together at the island in our kitchen, fully engrossed […]
I have these kids completely figured out, and then a few days later they do something that throws me completely off. I, of course, suspect it’s because I don’t spend enough time with my children. It’s because I don’t talk to them enough. It’s because I work full-time out of the home. Of course. But […]
Having reached a point where your grief has subsided to intermittent passing thoughts rather than a constant state of pain, technology throws a punch in the form of an algorithm from Facebook-land. A little message pops up to remind you that “5 years ago today you… were just letting everyone know that you “won’t actually […]
Now that my time with my boys is limited both by custody arrangements and work schedules, I really strive to have that quality over quantity interaction with my kids and feel they deserve a mama who’s going to be present over perfect.