Emma M.

Emma is a fifth generation Denver native who has returned home after being away for far too long. She's a working mom with an MBA who keeps busy during the week enrolling and processing tuition credits for Denver 4 year olds participating in the Denver Preschool Program (check out www.dpp.org to learn more!) She loves cooking and eating food made of local and seasonal ingredients, reading up on politics and pop culture, and traveling the city in search of the perfect dry cappuccino. She lives in northeast Denver with her husband, toddler daughter, and two grubby (yet adorable) mutts.
Finding Childcare in Denver - Denver Moms

Finding and Paying for Great Childcare in the Denver Metro Area

"How far along are you?" "You're carrying high, are you having a boy?" "Are you having really weird food cravings?" "Are you sure you're not having twins?" "So, are you going to have more...
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Making Mom Friends is HARD!

Okay, in all fairness, this should actually be titled “Friendship as an Adult is HARD.”  Of course, this is a parenting resource, so I'm going to talk specifically on making mom friends - because...

Tips and Tricks for Airplane Travel with Young Children

"I'm about to fly for the first time with my baby! HELP!" While perusing social media, I have noticed a trend of moms asking for tips and tricks for airplane travel with little kids. With...

One Day into Potty Training – Will We Make It?

Big news. I made it through my first day of potty training! And I think it went okay. Phew.  (However, I know that I've only just begun, and I'm terrified of what's to come.) Based on...
Parenting with Chronic Illness

Parenting with Chronic Illness

I have a confession to make. I was late in submitting this post to my editors. Normally I’m not a procrastinator, but this month, life got in the way. Sure, I had all the typical...

On the Challenges of Raising Boys

"I'm having a boy... and I'm worried about it." About a year ago, two friends of mine were pregnant at the same time. Both found out the sexes of their babies within a week of...

The pain of losing ‘Favorite Parent’ status

This morning when I heard my daughter stirring, I entered her room and gave her a big smile. I cheerfully said, "Good morning!" Rather than smiling and reaching for me, as she always has,...

Being SMART about gun safety

Like all of you, when I heard the news from Parkland, FL on February 14, 2018, my heart fell.  As a mom, I felt a combination of extreme sadness and fear.  All I could...

Is it Possible to Raise an Adventurous Eater?

What's for dinner? This is my least favorite question. Not because I hate meal planning or I hate cooking. Because I am knee deep in the toddler years, which means that there are very few...

Fearing (and Facing) Developmental Delays

Eagerly Awaiting The Crawling Milestone Last summer, I was looking forward to my daughter's first Christmas. We were traveling to visit family on the east coast.  I was excited and daunted by the thought of...