COS Moms Blog Community + Connection

Hello, Mamas!
When was the last time you sat and chatted over coffee with a friend? That’s what I thought. I can’t remember either! Social media has taken the place of our “village” in many ways. We use it to stay in contact with far flung family and friends, as well as crowd source parenting advice and recommendations. Gone seem the days of impromptu coffee with neighbors after dropping the kids at school.

What if we can bring it back? Let’s find our village right here in the Springs.

Seek out the mom on your block also struggling to choose a preschool or kindergarten in this city of many options. Find the mom who knows where the best happy hour is in your corner of Colorado Springs. Have a place you know you can go to when you need a friend to go see that new movie with or try out happy hour at that new restaurant. Let’s take our conversations off of the screen and into our community. Together we can support one another and celebrate the journey of motherhood!

We’d love to introduce you to COS Moms Blog Community + Connection

When we launched this website in 2015, it was with a goal of fostering a sense of community, bringing people together, and breaking down walls. Up to this point, we’ve had 15 Neighborhood Groups set up all over the Colorado Springs area for moms to find a place of connection they enjoy, but we’ve realized that our readers are looking for something more. They are craving community on a larger scale that goes beyond the borders of their street addresses and school district boundary lines. 

Our number one goal in creating Colorado Springs Moms Blog was to create a community on and offline through our content as well as our in-person events.  Moms need moms to support and encourage one another in this epic journey we are all on together. Community + Connection is a place to stand alongside the moms around you, whether they live next door or across town. Our hope is to create a safe place for moms from all walks of life to share stories and receive encouragement, joined together over our passion for motherhood and our shared experiences surrounding the city of Colorado Springs.

Community + Connection is managed by Colorado Springs Moms Blog. We have 5 Mombassadors for our group to organize monthly playdates, get-togethers, and Mom’s Night Outs. Any questions? Contact Kristal, our Community Engagement Manager ([email protected]).

Additional Perks

If that weren’t enough to make you want to be a part of the Community + Connection group, perhaps a few perks will put you over the edge! This group will get the inside scoop on a lot of the upcoming happenings at Colorado Springs Moms Blog, including things like early access or a designated batch of tickets to some of our most popular events, discount codes, exclusive offers from some of our favorite sponsors, giveaways, and more. Plus, we plan to put together fun events just for our C+C group members like service projects, clothing swaps, a book club, and scavenger hunts, just to name a few! We have so many ideas for how to make this group your favorite Facebook location! 

What does this mean for our current 15 Neighborhood Groups?After a time of transition, these groups will be removed on January 31st, 2018. If you are currently in one of these groups, make sure you join the new C+C group before that date to avoid getting left behind in the move! 

The basic rules for our Community + Connection Group are: 

1. Be kind. We do not ask or expect everyone to agree all the time. Motherhood is the easiest thing to have an opinion about but the hardest thing to actually do. There will, however, be no toleration of any inflammatory, derogatory, or bullying talk. We want this to be a safe place for moms to share their stories, including struggles. This includes but is not limited to negative comments, messaging, passive-aggressive criticisms or critiques of other moms either via comments or personal messaging.

2. No personal promoting. We love seeing moms find their passions. Really we do, but this is not the place for personal advertisements. If you would like to advertise with Colorado Springs Moms Blog, please contact us at [email protected].

3. No buy/sell/trade. There are loads of b/s/t groups on Facebook.  This group is not the place for selling furniture or baby clothes. Rather Community + Connection is a place to meet other moms and grow friendships.

4. Be safe. Keep safety in mind, and please consider meeting at a public place when meeting someone new for the first time.

It is simple to join! There are no fees, no memberships, and no minimum attendance or participation requirements. When you visit the COS Moms Blog Community + Connection Facebook page, you simply click the “Join” tab or input your name into the “Add Members” field and answer the questions to verify you are, in fact, a Colorado Springs area mom. Easy peasy. 

We hope this will be an opportunity for you and your kids to make some new friends and connections in our community! In order to stay up-to-date on ALL the connection opportunities Colorado Springs Moms Blog offers, make sure to subscribe to receive our blog posts by email, “like” our Facebook page, and follow us on Instagram (@cosmomsblog),  Twitter (@cosmomsblog), and Pinterest! We look forward to hearing from you!!
 
Your Colorado Springs Moms Blog Team

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