Ashley Hamershock

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Ashley Hamershock is one of two content creators for City Mom Collective, as well as managing editor and director of media relations for Colorado Springs Mom Collective. This longtime reporter and editor has worked for various newspapers, magazines and other organizations, including a decade at The Associated Press. She has covered presidents, CEOs and celebrities from Dolly Parton to the Dalai Lama. When time allows, she takes on freelance projects through her small business: www.seasonedscribe.com. And no matter how busy life gets, she makes time for family, friends and frequent travel.

Collectively Curated: Sun Safety + Skin Care

As a child, I spent countless hours in the sun.  My first job was walking beans — read about it here, if you’re not from the Midwest. I would lie out any chance I got,...

Collectively Curated: Water Safety

Hooray! It’s summer… Lazy days at the pool, lake or ocean. I spent my summers at my grandparents’ lake cabin — waterskiing, swimming, fishing and boating. As an adult, my family spends lots of...
food allergies

Kids with Food Allergies: We Care About You

One in 13 kids in America have food allergies. That’s a lot of kids. Chances are, you have one of those kids or know one (or more) of those kids.  The goal for all of...

Mental Health: It’s Time to Talk About It

Let’s talk. Really talk. Like out-in-the-open, I’m-not-scared, it’s-the-21st-Century-for-goodness’-sake talk. Our topic? Mental health.  Gulp. Nervous laugh.  Still with me? Excellent. Grab a cup of coffee. Settle in. Let’s pull back the heavy curtain and talk.  Listen, everyone...

Caring for Kids with Disabilities

Raising kids is tough. Raising kids with disabilities is tougher.  You learn a whole new language. Endless terms and acronyms like IEP. Adaptive. 504. Respite. SSDI. LD. PT. OT. SLT. IDEA. DD.   Then there’s the research,...
Covid-19

One Year Later… How has Covid-19 Changed Our Lives?

How has your life changed in the past year? Seattle was home to the first reported Covid-19 death in the United States on Feb. 29, 2020. Within a month, the WHO had declared a pandemic...

Healthy Eating and Nutrition: Great Ideas from Dozens of Moms

It’s been a doozy of a 365 days. Remote school. Remote work. Grocery pick up. Limited contact with humans outside of our immediate families. So… Spill it… How has your nutrition been? Have you...

Self-Care: Amazing Ideas for Busy Moms

Listen up, mamas. Self-care isn’t self-ish. It’s putting the oxygen mask on yourself first, so you can think clearly and act decisively to care for your family. Sure, it can be indulgent — a spa...
Organizing

Organizing + Simplifying: Dozens of Moms Offer their Best Tips!

Organizing. Decluttering. Simplifying. Purging. With so much time at home over the last year, have you wished for less "stuff?" Have you longed for a fairy to pop in while you're sleeping and organize your...

Ready to Organize? 1THRIVE Can Help

New year, new goals. What if you could set up a single command center in your home to help organize everything (and everyone)? You can. Life is Easier when You're Organized Organization doesn't have to be overwhelming....