Yesterday a young man lost his life. Many more were injured. Another school shooting. Another day of fear, pain, and loss. Another day for parents all over the Denver Metro area to hold their collective breath. By now you might...
Spring Cleaning for the Mind April is stress awareness month, and with a new spring season ahead, we get the perfect opportunity to "spring clean" our minds and make room for improvements. As mothers we find ourselves in different phases...
It’s no secret that women’s bodies go through a lot of changes during and after pregnancy. Some of these changes can be quite fun (strong nails and hair for the win) while others are a little trickier to embrace...
When two-year-old Izadore started throwing up on a Friday night in early February, his mom, Alistair, assumed he’d caught a stomach virus. Just a few weeks prior, Izadore, who goes by Izzy, had been sick with a stomach bug...
  Parents, as my kids get older and more settled in to elementary school life, I find myself having the same conversation with more and more mothers: How are you handling this parenting gig? What do you do when they ask...
I have two sons.  My oldest is three and obsessed with construction trucks and he's just a hysterical human being. When I got pregnant with him, my husband and I had been married for about six months. I was on...
No doubt a woman’s body is completely and utterly fascinating and incredibly strong. After all, we create, nurture, and sustain life. But this does not mean that we are immune to the effects that all of this life-giving superpower...
There’s no way around it: once you reach mid-January, cold and flu season is at its peak. And to make matters worse, by this point in the winter, being cooped up inside with small children for the day is...
I have to admit something. I am not a fun, easy going, "yes" mom.  I'm not proud of it. I would love to write instead that I am an "of course you can, darling!" mom who is constantly delighted by her...
Cold and flu season is upon us. As the weather turns colder, we’re more likely to catch a cold or get the flu virus. Unfortunately, nearly no one escapes the viruses going around, including women who are pregnant and...
Most parents know that the main symptoms of tonsillitis in children are swollen tonsils, sore throat and painful swallowing. But did you know that your child’s tonsils could also affect their sleep patterns? Children who have difficulty sleeping might actually...
I woke up today in a bad mood. No, not bad - mad. I woke up mad. It became obvious that I wasn't taking care of myself.  Let me give you some background information. Right now we are building our home...
Recently, I found myself in this place that you may recognize.  I had three full-time gigs: my day job, my mom job, and my “other duties as assigned” job.  I was always busy, volunteering for everything that was thrown...
If you’re a parent reading this I have no doubt you’re all too familiar with the overwhelming feeling of burnout. This past summer I found myself way beyond burned-out. Here’s how I was able to break my cycle of...

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Denver Hanukkah Celebrations & Events in 2019

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Hanukkah celebrations, Menorah lightings and celebrations in Denver and around Colorado The eight-day Jewish celebration of Hanukkah Sunday, December 22nd and we've got a guide...