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: Budgeting and Finances

Budgeting. Finances. Planning for retirement. Investing. Paying off debt. Preparing for the unexpected. Saving for college. Teaching kids money management before they leave the nest. Personal finance is a huge topic and one that can...

Collectively Curated: Holiday Traditions

What are your favorite holiday traditions? Does your family pile into the SUV the Saturday after Thanksgiving, drive three hours to your favorite tree-cutting spot, walk another mile through the snow, then drag the thing...

GoPeer: Affordable Tutors Precisely When Your Child Needs Them

Does your child ever struggle with homework? Maybe it’s every single day in math; maybe it’s just the occasional writing assignment. What tutors were available whenever you needed one?  Daily. Weekly. Once in awhile. At...

Collectively Curated: Gratitude

Gratitude. It's that spontaneous, warm and fuzzy feeling we get sometimes that makes us smile, lowers our heart rate and reduces stress. It's the appreciation of value without regard to monetary worth. In this fast-paced world,...

Collectively Curated: Fall + Winter Recipes

As the weather turns cooler, I feel the age-old pull to cook and bake and savor the delicious smells that creep into the nooks and crannies of our home. How about you? Are you...

Collectively Curated: Wellness — Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

Fall is on the way. Changing leaves. Brisk evenings. Cozy sweaters. Cold and flu season.  While various viruses circulate year round, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter and colds are more...
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Affordable Backup Glasses for Kids

Kids’ eyes can change quickly. Each year, our son goes to the ophthalmologist. Each year, his prescription changes. Significantly. And each year, I ask how much it would cost to buy a second pair of...

Collectively Curated: Back to School

Who’s ready for for their kids to head back to school?!? It’s a bittersweet time. We love summer and try to eke maximum fun and relaxation out of each day. But by the end of...

Affordable Sports Goggles and Glasses for Every Kid

Does your child wear glasses and play sports? Often, the two don’t mix. Glasses aren’t terribly helpful in a pool, right? But not wearing glasses puts them at a blurry disadvantage. And swimming is far from...

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,...