A day I will never forget.  A moment in time that will stay with me forever.  I got a text . . .  "Hey, I need to tell you something but you can't call me because I am with my kids." "Okay,...
Navigation and Balance…ah.  Those two things can be difficult in any situation. Being a mom AND experiencing pregnancy related depression and/or anxiety, AND returning to work outside of the home can overwhelm the most balanced of women.   Women reading...
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 distractions as a mom –...
At just 32 years old, local mom Marianne Diaz was doing a routine breast self-exam, when she found a lump. She had a mammogram and biopsy done, and was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in August 2016. "A diagnosis...
Can I be honest with you? Post baby bodies are hard and really frustrating at times. My youngest had food allergies as an infant. This lead to several digestive issues for her. Which meant, as a nursing mom, I could...
You’ve probably heard the phrase “baby brain” or “pregnancy brain” used to describe feeling foggy or unfocused while pregnant. In the past, “pregnancy brain” has been dismissed by some researchers as a myth. Now, new research reveals that “baby...
Her name was Cindy. That was all I really knew about her. She had blonde hair and blue eyes, an open face and a wide, warm smile. She mentioned to me before it all began that she had a...
As modern moms, we should all be grateful for the insane amount of awareness that is now around mental health and specifically postpartum depression. Back when our parents were young it was simply, “grab a cocktail and pack of...
As moms, we are told it all the time- by family, neighbors, media, and commercialism- having a baby is the happiest time of our lives.  We will glow, feel blissful, and spend romantic hours in the sunlight nursing our...
What exactly is a midwife?  Generally, a midwife does prenatal care, cares for a woman in labor, and sees her after she has her baby for follow up. Most midwives also provide gynecologic care, annual exams, pap smears, and contraception.  If...
Like millions of women in the US today, I was in my teens when I started taking the birth control pill. I wanted to be responsible, and it was the best way I knew how. In my 20’s, I...
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, when we recognize and remember the twenty five percent of pregnancies that do not go full-term, and the babies who were taken from us far too soon. We remember and we feel the loss of our children....
It's official, I am the MASTER of my Domain, the Lord of the Manor, the Queen of the Castle. That's right, this mama doesn't pee her pants anymore! I don't have to worry about sneezing, laughing, coughing, blowing my...
Sometimes, women experience some unfortunate side effects from giving birth, including incontinence and prolapse. But there’s help for them. There is a very specific sub-specialty of gynecology, called urogynecology, which deals with treatments of issues, which are called pelvic floor...

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2021 Guide to the BEST Denver Summer Festivals and Fairs

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As things open back up in the Denver area, so return our favorite summer festivals and fairs! Whether you're excited to taste local food...