In a world where we are constantly bombarded by stimulation, news stories of violence, and social comparisons, it is no surprise that anxiety in kids and teens is on the rise. In addition to being the mom of three...
Every Saturday I get a recess from the stay-at-home-mom life and work at the golf course.  I drive the beverage cart. A job I loved prior to kids in our first year of marriage. You meet a lot of...
I have been leaving my children in the capable care of amazing individuals since my oldest was 9-weeks-old. Both schools my children have attended are led by the most inspiring people, and they have had the most incredible teachers,...
So, you stay at home with you son full time but he goes to full time preschool?   The look of bewilderment on people's face is priceless when I answer "YES."  What do you do all day if you do not have...
"I'm a mermaid," my daughter said to the woman at the car dealership. She sat down on the floor and moved her legs around to demonstrate. "Wow. Look at your mermaid tail," the woman said to her. I smiled...
Dear Karoline,  Sending you, my first born, to school has been harder than I thought it would be. You’ve been my companion every day (other than maybe five days) for five years.  I didn’t anticipate the emotions that both of us...

September State of Mind

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Back to school season, as a parent, comes with all kinds of stress and commitments. As much as we long for it on those long days of summer, through the "I'm boreds" and the "what can we do todays," it's...
When I think back to learning to read, all I remember is absolutely loving it. I don’t remember any hiccups in my learning, I just remember always enjoying it (and I still do!... when I can…). Since my childhood,...
A friend of mine recently mourned out loud on Instagram about Summer coming to an end and her daughter getting ready to start Kindergarten in a few weeks. Her sadness was palpable as she asked, "Mamas, how do you...
Raise your hand if you . . . had no idea pre-babies how much gear comes along with those tiny little beings feel like your home is growing more cluttered with kids' stuff every wildly chaotic day are holding...
I am not technically a hoarder, but I have hoarding tendencies. What I mean by that is, I may have found uneaten Halloween candy from fifth grade just a few years ago.  The worst part of this is, I had...
Ready or not, Back to School will be here before we know it!!! Get prepared for a great school year by choosing the best education and child care for your little ones! Come check outChildren’s Learning Adventure at one of...
Remember in May? When you happily waved goodbye to your children and trotted off to work, or to the gym, or to Target, where you could peruse the aisles, child-free? And you thought to yourself: “I can’t wait until summer...
When people find out my daughters share a room, they inevitably have tons of questions. Can it work when they are babies? How does bedtime work? What about nap time? Is there sibling rivalry? Do they love it? Do...

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Ultimate Guide to the Holidays In & Around Denver

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The Christmas and holiday season is officially upon us in the Denver metro area, and we've got the guide to help you and yours...