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...
Mamas, I entered this year, like many of you, with the highest of hopes. The most organized of calendars (and the best of intentions to keep it that way). With every form completed, permission slip handed in on time,...
This is my 9th year teaching, and I have had some amazing teacher appreciation weeks and some that were a little more lame. If you send your kids to school, chances are, you’ve got some appreciating to do. If...
A few weeks ago we enrolled our child in Kindergarten. It is a milestone that I have been looking forward to for years with bittersweet emotions. As a Mom, it seems crazy that my kiddo is now old enough to...
Every time I see the memes or any comments about encouraging our daughters to strive to be the Batman in a sea of princesses or an engineer instead of a princess, I smile and cringe at the same time....
In late 2015, I wrote about all of the parenting tasks I didn’t feel like doing anymore. Well it’s been 18 months or so, and guess what, I don’t have to do some of them anymore! Isn’t that the magic...
Honoring Learning Disabilities: When you hear the names Albert Einstein, Whoopi Goldberg, and Walt Disney, you likely think to yourself: highly successful people from diverse backgrounds. And, you would be correct! Did you also know that these notable human beings,...
Happy International Women’s Day! You may have never even heard of this holiday which is mostly celebrated in other countries, or you have seen calls for movements such as #adaywithoutwomen. I lived in Shanghai for three years, and in China...
Back Away from the Books!

Back Away From the Books!

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By nature, I am a mathematician. I have lived my life believing there is a right answer for every problem. I am also a scientist, in that I believe that if there is not a right answer, then more...
The start of any year always brings on new changes and beginnings.  I have been going through the process of Kindergarten enrollment for the past few months (*gasp – I can’t even believe that I said that!), and it’s...
  October was National Bullying Prevention Month. Started in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign that raises awareness and helps educate communities about how to handle bullying and ways to prevent it....
We are so thankful for our sponsors at Jefferson County Public Library for providing this wonderful opportunity to experience their Raise a Reader program firsthand! I know I'm risking sounding like a broken record here, but I LOVE the library!  My son loves...
We are so thankful for our sponsors at IXL for providing this great information so that we are able to help our children grow and succeed in school! What matters more when it comes to achieving success? Being naturally good at something, or...

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2021 Kid-Friendly Halloween Events In & Around Denver

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Things around Denver feel a little (okay, a lot) different this year, but that doesn't mean that there isn't still plenty of Halloween fun...