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Labor Day 2021 Events in Denver: Family Fun You Don’t Want to Miss!

Celebrate Labor Day weekend in Denver September 3-6, 2021 with these fun family events. Pig out at A Taste of Colorado or enjoy the Cherry Creek Arts Festival and remember: summer ain’t over until it’s over! 

A TASTE OF COLORADO 

WHEN: Sept. 4–6, 2021
WHERE: Downtown Denver
This year’s A Taste of Colorado event will take place throughout the streets of Downtown Denver over Labor Day weekend to celebrate our city with diverse food, music, culture, and a Kids Activity Zone. 

SUMMERFEST 2021 

WHEN: Sept. 4–5, 2021
WHERE: Buchanan Recreational Park, Evergreen

Summerfest, now in its 41st year, features a fabulous selection of gallery-quality fine art and fine crafts chosen by a jury process. Live music, a children’s craft area, fresh food and a micro-brew beer festival round out a spectacular entertainment experience in the pristine foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

CHERRY CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL 

WHEN: Sept. 4–6, 2021
WHERE: Cherry Creek North

The 30th anniversary Cherry Creek Arts Festival will transform the streets of Cherry Creek North into an innovative outdoor fine art show. Enjoy free parking and admission to see 265 national juried artists selling incredible original artworks. And don’t miss a full block of family-friendly activities on “ARTivity Avenue,” live music and more. 

COLORADO SPRINGS LABOR DAY LIFT OFF 2021 

WHEN: Sept. 4–6, 2021
WHERE: Memorial Park, Colorado Springs

It’s the most colorful (and free) weekend of the year! You won’t want to miss the early morning hot air balloon launches that fill the city skyline and the Saturday evening balloon glows. 

BACKCOUNTRY OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES IN LITTLETON

Movies are best watched from a camp chair or picnic blanket under the night sky! The Backcountry Outdoor Movie Series brings cinema favorites onto the giant screen in the Backcountry Base Camp’s dark, open-air theater in Littleton. Grab dinner from the food truck and bring your favorite movie snacks! Only 45 car tickets are available each evening. Tickets are $25 for general admission shows and $30 for 21+ shows (food truck dinner and two Living the Dream Brewing Co. beers) and all proceeds benefit the Backcountry Conservation and Education Fund. Gates open at 7:15 p.m. in June and July and 6:45 p.m. in August and September.

  • Sept. 3, 2021: Moana
  • Sept. 4, 2021: The Goonies

RED ROCKS PARK & AMPHITHEATRE CONCERTS 

End the summer with a show (or two!) at the awe-inspiring Red Rocks Amphitheatre , just 15 miles from downtown Denver. More than 70 million years in the making, the 9,450-seat venue is flanked by enormous 300-foot red sandstone rock formations and always boasts a star-studded musical schedule.

  • Sept. 4, 2021: Said the Sky
  • Sept. 5, 2021: Jonas Brothers with Kelsea Ballerini

DISTORTIONS MONSTER WORLD  

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2021
WHERE: Denver Pavilions
Ready to get up close and personal with the things that go bump in the night? Come to Distortions Monster World (if you dare), where surprises will greet you around every corner on an out-of-this-world interactive adventure. This series of cinematic environments featuring immersive installations and infamous creatures and characters will truly transport you to another place!

COLORADO ROCKIES V. ATLANTA BRAVES  

WHEN: Sept. 2–5, 2021
WHERE: Coors Field – Home of the Colorado Rockies

Spend Labor Day weekend cheering on the Colorado Rockies as they take on the Atlanta Braves.

-Source: Visit Denver

Additional Resources for Colorado Fun

Colorado Family Vacation Guide 2021

Denver Summer Activity Guide (200+ ideas)

Crested Butte’s Mountain Paradise for Families

Royal Gorge: The Ultimate Colorado Escape for Denver Families (with the coolest lodge in Colorado)

10 Best Places to Camp in Colorado

Kids Guide to Camping in Colorado’s Mountain Towns

Colorado’s Top Five Lodging Suggestions

25 great fishing ponds in Denver

Denver’s best biking trails for kids

15 Fun and Quirky Roadside Attractions in Colorado

Winter Park in the Summertime

Best of Summer – Visit Leadville and Twin Lakes 

Top 10 Summer Adventures for Colorado Families

2019 Summer Vacation in Colorado: 75+ ideas for families

Colorado Summer Vacation Guide

2019 Denver Summer Activity Guide (150+ ideas!)

Family travel: Top 8 Family Vacations

Guide to Denver’s Splash Parks and Spray Fountains

Best Hikes for Kids in the Denver area

Where to pull of I-70 when you’re stuck in traffic (fun activities and restaurants)

10 of Colorado’s most scenic waterfall hikes

10 Beautiful Places in Colorado You Didn’t Know About

Borrow a Colorado State Parks Pass from Your Library

Yurt Village at Snow Mountain Ranch is Star-lit Fun

Cool Off This Summer at Colorado’s Best Beaches

A Local’s Guide to Gunnison’s Magical Summers

Best Denver-area Parks for Beginner Trail Runners (and hikers)

A behind-the-scenes glimpse at how Olathe Corn is harvested

A delicious, delicate morning light had just started to illuminate a cornfield as vans pulled up alongside it. Dozens of seasonal workers got out in sun hats and baseball caps, cell phones and water bottles in their back pockets. 

Later that same day, a beloved summer staple would return to grocery store shelves: Olathe sweet corn, named for the nearby Western Slope town that’s been synonymous with the crop for decades. But first the corn needed to be harvested — by hand. A line of men marched into the muddy field and each swiftly pulled the corn off their stalks and tossed them into metal troughs that spread out like wings from either side of a flatbed trailer.

Above the troughs, others sorted the corn into plastic baskets and pushed them down a conveyor belt, where more people stacked them up. 

Pick … throw … sort … stack. The process was mesmerizing and relentless.

There are various sweet corn producers, but this is the one that sparked the whole Olathe sweet corn mystique: the Tuxedo Corn Company.

“We’re the first, the original, the biggest, and I’d like to think, the best,” said David Harold, watching the harvest intently. 

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Sina Sieg, CPR

Celebrate Colorado Day with these fun and free events

Colorado celebrates its 145th birthday on Sunday, August 1, 2021, and y’all are invited! Here are a few fun happenings in Colorado to celebrate. 

History Colorado Center. On Sunday, August 1st, History Colorado Center is holding a free carnivalesque gathering fit for an entire state. From alpacas to mascots to professional chalk artists, there will be more than 20 attractions surrounded by live music provided by local artists, including everything from traditional taiko drummers to jazz guitars. Ice cream, popcorn, and other refreshments will be available both outside and in the museum’s  Café Rendezvous. Inside, guests will enjoy four floors of award-winning exhibits, including the new Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City. The History Colorado Makerspace will be open all day, as will face painting stations. The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance registration is highly recommended to allow guests to skip longer lines for entry.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife celebrates Colorado Day on the ​first Monday in August ​with free entrance into all state parks. ​We gathered together some of our most breathtaking parks to showcase the beauty and splendor of this​ great state. You can’t go wrong with any of the 42 state parks Colorado has to offer, but if you’re looking to take advantage of the free entrance fee this holiday and can’t decide where to go, we figured we’d narrow it down for you. Lace-up those hiking boots, put on some sunscreen, and venture out to explore what these Colorado state parks have in store for you.

Free Days at Museums. The following museums will be open on Sunday, August 1st with free admission for all guests:

In addition, while Trinidad History Museum will not be open on Colorado Day, they will be hosting a special advance celebration on Saturday, July 31st with free admission for all guests.

GetOutPass: Get 45% Off Denver’s Best Activity Pass (exclusive offer!)

Keep summer going all year long!!
 
Sure, Denver’s glorious summer may be winding down but NOW is the time to secure your GetOutPass so you can enjoy Denver’s best attractions like Elitch Gardens, Fat Cats, and Bandimere Speedway all year long for 45% off (scroll down for details).

WHAT IS GETOUTPASS?

The GetOutPass is a 12-month membership to Denver’s best attractions that can be paid for in a few ways, making it affordable for everyone. You can pay the full yearly price upfront for $149.95 for the one-time payment, $23.97 for quarterly payments, $8.37 for monthly payments. There is also an option to gift the GetOutPass with the gift voucher option this can be bought now and redeemed later.get out pass colorado

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT

If you use code MILEHIGHMAMAS at checkout you’ll get 45% off the yearly price, making the pass just $83.58 per person! When you think about it, the price of Elitch Gardens is pricy, but with the GetOutPass, you can go to Elitch as well as dozens of others for the same price!

VENUES

The list of venues is what got us excited about having the GetOutPass for our family. We love being able to go to Elitch Gardens, Downtown Aquarium, Monarch Mountain, SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium, Fat Cats, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Bandimere Speedway, Family Sports Center, Color Me Mine, Crown Lanes, Altitude Minja Gym, Monster Mini Golf E-Bike Tours and Rental, The Little Gym, Premium Martial Arts, D-Bat, Arcade USA, Roller City and SO MUCH MORE

HOW IT WORKS

When you sign on to the GetOutPass, you’ll get access to Denver venues through their member portal found in their app and on any web browser. All of their venues create an “offer” specifically for their members. This offer can include free admission, free products, special deals or special perks, just to name a few. Choose the payment plan best suited for you and get ready to have some fun!
 
Sign up here for GETOUTPASS and use discount code MILEHIGHMAMAS for 45% off! 

Deals: Denver attractions pass discount, free courtyard yoga, gas savings and more

Is there something in your life that you have avoided because it SOUNDS hard? Me too. I had wanted to do Tough Mudder for a couple of years – but not enough to actually train for it. It was just sort of this elusive thing. Then this year I was offered an opportunity to do it and I did it! Wow! I can’t believe I’ve waited this long! It was like a kid getting to play in mud puddles (and yes, they have a kid’s course too). But what I like is the lesson they tell you at the beginning and you have to keep in mind through the course – you can’t really do it [or life] alone. You need help and you need to turn around and help others over obstacles! Wow – inspiration and grit (both mental and physical). I will for sure do it again next year!
 
GetOutPass Discount. Enjoy Denver’s best attractions like Elitch Gardens, Fat Cats, and Bandimere Speedway all year long for 45% off. The GetOutPass is a 12-month membership to Denver’s best attractions that can be paid for in a few ways, making it affordable for everyone. Use MILEHIGHMAMAS at checkout.

 Dairy Block Happenings. Get your glam on at Blanchard Family Wines at the Dairy Block August 7 from noon to 3 p.m. at their Glamour & Wine Photoshoot Party on Saturday, Aug. 7thThe photoshoot is complete with professional styling, makeup, photography – and of course delicious wine! Advanced registration is highly recommended visit https://bfwdenver.com/wine_events/glamour-wine-photoshoot-party. Also, Saturdays through August at 9 a.m. you can do CorePower Yoga in the courtyard for free! 

BPRewards Gas Savings. Gas is expensive this summer! Here is a way you can save without having to buy a bunch of groceries (I do like the King Soopers and Safeway gas rewards). Join the BPmeRewards by downloading the app, use the promo code Savings1, and then use your app or loyalty number when you purchase $10 or more in gas at a BP station. They will load an additional $0.50 per gallon off the next purchase!

 National Chicken Wing Day. My kids and I love chicken wings – maybe because we can make a total mess while we’re eating them and it feels a bit like playing with y our food. But National Chicken Wing day is Thursday, July 29th! At Buffalo Wild Wings you can get a free order of boneless wings with the purchase of another, at Hooter’s you can munch on 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of any 10 wings and at Wingstop get two free bone-in thighs with a purchase of $15 or more at Doordash or Thighstop.com.

 Panera Gift Cards. Save 20% on gift card purchases made online between now and August 31.

 Dick’s Style. Summer Clearance Event – take up to 70% off online and in select stores for footwear, apparel, team sports and accessories; Up to 40% off select men’s and women’s footwear from top brands like Nike, adidas, Vans and more; Up to 50% off kids’ winter clothing; Up to 50% off women’s hoodies and sweatshirts; Save up to 50% off all licensed gear at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Fan Shop; and select men’s, women’s and youth apparel up to 50% off!

Hallmark Card. When you join their Hallmark Loyalty program (which is free) you get one card a month absolutely free. Plus, they have a new program that is a “sign and send” card. You pick out a card, handwrite a message, upload that message, then Hallmark prints it onto the card and sends it for you! You get to try that once free as well when you join their loyalty club.

Colorado’s Birthday. Colorado became a state on August 1, 1876. On Colorado Day, History Colorado is offering free admission to their museums across the state. With the biggest celebration at History Colorado Center – from alpacas to mascots to professional chalk artists, there will be more than 20 attractions surrounded by live music provided by local artists, including taiko drummers to jazz guitars. Plus, ice cream, popcorn and other refreshments will be available.  Advanced registration is highly recommended. Register at: https://www.historycolorado.org/colorado-day-2021

 Qwixx Dice Game. I am usually the person that brings the games to the family gatherings. When my nephew asked me last weekend what game I brought, I have to admit I was a little embarrassed that I had not brought anything. When I got home I found this cool game called Qwixx on Amazon for just $4.99 (normally $11.99). And small enough for me to stick in my car and have it at the ready next time…or start saving for stocking stuffers already!

 Free Days. We compiled a list of several free days earlier this year. As a reminder to that, next week on August 4 you can go to the National Parks for free in celebration of the Anniversary of the Signing of the Great American Outdoors Act. Plus,  The Denver Art Museum allows kids 18 and younger free every day (thanks to a grant); and several other locations have deals when you pick up the packs at the libraries or use SNAP benefits.

 

Calling All Teachers!…Littleton School Of Music Seeks Instructors With Passion

At Littleton School of Music, our musical community will always be dedicated to being the place where you can “Play To Your Potential,” and that goes for our music students and teachers alike.

Right now, we’re looking to add to our amazing faculty of music teachers, and we’d love to hear from anyone who wants to join our team of passionate professionals.

I’m extremely pleased and excited to announce that our enrollment has just about doubled in the last 18 months!  We’re bursting at the seams with enthusiastic, eager-to-learn music students, and we have room for more instructors who want to stay busy igniting the musical passion in these folks.

Stringed Instruments (guitar, banjo, bass, and ukulele, as well as violin, viola, and cello)… Keyboards… Percussion… Voice… even Brass and Woodwinds… we’d love to meet professionals in every one of these areas.

Did I say “busy?”  These days, the top instructors at Littleton School of Music are “sold out” and have waiting lists of students who’d love to start learning to play to their potential!

Do you know anyone who’d like to be part of one of the best music faculties in the area?

A Perfect Place To Play To Your Potential

Music Teacher DenverLittleton School of Music is one of the best places a music instructor could work… and we’re committed to keeping it that way.

Not only do we provide our instructors with a busy schedule of eager students, we also offer an environment where every music teacher can feel completely supported and “set up for success.”

We’re a truly professional organization, from top to bottom.  Our instructors work in the cleanest, safest, best-lit facility you could hope for, with plenty of parking and great assistance from our support staff.

(Our school is treated with the most heavy-duty anti-microbial product available – every surface, on a regular schedule – so everyone who enters the building can be assured of a healthy environment.)

Littleton School of Music also offers competitive compensation, with plenty of room for advancement and increases in pay.

Students Love Learning At Littleton School Of Music

Why?  One big reason students love our musical community is that every one of our instructors is FUN, patient, and thoroughly professional. 

We don’t require that our instructors have received college diplomas, but many of our finest teachers do have degrees (and that educational background certainly comes in handy).

Whether they’re degreed or not, and whether or not they’ve had a lot of experience performing or recording, the hallmark of a Littleton School of Music instructor is that they’re not just “killing time” while they wait to become rock stars… they’re ignited by a passion for discovering the star in every student!

That’s why we’ve had students who’ve been enthusiastic members of our musical community for many years – young children to “seasoned” adults – and why new students are practically knocking down the door every day to join our school.

If you know anyone who’d be a great fit with our outstanding faculty, have them email a resume to [email protected].  We’ll be excited to hear from them!

Stephan Hume, founder of Littleton School of Music, appeared on the hit MTV show “Made,” and created the school in 2006.  His music degree is from the University of Colorado (Denver), and he’s a past president of BNI “Action Partners.”  Stephan lives in Littleton with his wife, Lauren, and his young son and daughter. In partnership with Mile High Mamas. 

Chronic pain? This mom shares her daily coping skills

Our friend Amy Allen from MomAdvice.com has been battling chronic pain for many years. Though some of her coping skills are specific to her condition, many are not and she has given us permission to share her tips as a support and strength to you. 
 
It’s been five months since my adventure with POTS Syndrome, after a viral sinus infection and, whoa, this has not been fun at all. Since this time, sooo many people have messaged that have been battling this as a COVID long-hauler and asking if I had any experience to share.
 
For those that don’t know what this is, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition that affects circulation (blood flow). It involves the autonomic nervous system (which automatically controls and regulates vital bodily functions) and sympathetic nervous system (which activates the fight or flight response).
 
Common symptoms include blood pressure issues, increased heart rate (an increase over 30 bpm when changing positions), blurred vision, dizziness, fainting, and temperature deregulation.
 
I wanted a place to point people because I’m not exaggerating that someone has reached out weekly after battling this virus. Every day requires planning for a well-thought battle for normalcy, but these are the things that have helped the most.
 
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy has been the single best investment, once again. The Curable app (and community) have helped guide me through calmer responses and the meditations, honestly, have saved me from many an ER visit. The tool offers a smart emergency button that I have called on to calm down my nervous system more times than I can count. I continue to meet weekly with my support group that I now consider my family.
  • Slow down the morning routine if you can. Sit up slowly, hydrate, put on compression socks, and let your body ease into the higher heart rate. Then transition slowly to standing. It’s a production to get out of bed, but slowing down makes a significant difference in my heart rate increase.
  • Move as much as you can. Google the Levine Protocol and start small and work your way up. The protocol is based on the research of working with astronauts who battle similar issues when returning from space. I started with 5-minute walks and a 170 heart rate (scared the shiz out of me) and now I can walk for an hour with a lot less chaos. At this point, I’m averaging 25 miles of walking a week which is wild when I think I could only walk for five minutes.
  • My doctor encouraged me to workout in the morning to get the adrenaline dumps out. Timing does seem to make a difference so if I can’t squeeze it in, I will still try later in the day, but I usually have a harder morning.
  • I did have to take a medication and it took 4 weeks to work, but it helps a lot. It’s called Florinef and my hope is to just take it temporarily. It can deplete potassium so I get monthly checks now and restore order as much as I can with coconut water and electrolytes. Nuun is the best brand for electrolytes (lower in sugar than others) and are great to pop in your purse to add when you are out and not feeling your best.
  • Involve helpers if you can. My three best helpers are my physical therapist, my GP, and a chiropractor that does small and careful adjustments (if you have EDS, please only work with someone who is knowledgeable and if you are local I can make a recommendation).
  • If you don’t have a physician that can help, see if anyone in town is offering DPC (direct patient care) and go that route, if possible. It has been more cost-effective to pay an annual rate and when I’m having trouble navigating flares, I have someone to help me.
This has been so hard and scary and depressing for all of us. Having the glorified trifecta of fun with EDS, Mast Cell Activation Disease, and POTS brings daily challenges. That said, I’m so proud of the progress I’m making.
 
Having a chronic illness is not a linear path, but there is so much to fight for. I’m still doing the work every damn day. We are the luckiest to have so many people who have loved us through all of this.

Watch for these Coloradoans at the Summer Games!

The 2020 Tokyo Games are well underway and after years of hurdles, it sure feels nice to have some semblance of normalcy, even if there aren’t any spectators in the stands. 

If you want to cheer for your hometown heroes, these are the Coloradans participating in the Summer Games and their events:

  • Zachary Lokken, Durango (canoe/kayak)
  • Christopher Blevins, Durango (cycling)
  • Maddie Godby, Louisville (cycling)
  • Erin Huck, Boulder (cycling)
  • Yul Moldauer, Arvada (gymnastics)
  • Amro ElGeziry, Colorado Springs (modern pentathlon)
  • Samantha Schultz, Littleton (modern pentathlon)
  • Kendall Chase, Evergreen (rowing)
  • Jessica Thoennes, Denver (rowing)
  • Amber English, Colorado Springs (shooting)
  • Lucas Kozeniesky, Colorado Springs (shooting)
  • Will Shaner, Colorado Springs (shooting)
  • Lindsey Horan, Golden (soccer)
  • Colin Duffy, Broomfield (sport climbing)
  • Brooke Raboutou, Boulder (sport climbing)
  • Anastasija Zolotic, Colorado Springs (taekwondo)
  • Valeria Allman, Longmont (track and field)
  • Hillary Bor, Colorado Springs (track and field)
  • Paul Chelimo, Colorado Springs (track and field)
  • Emma Coburn, Crested Butte (track and field)
  • Val Constien, Edwards (track and field)
  • Elise Cranny, Boulder (track and field)
  • Mason Finley, Chaffee County (track and field)
  • Bernard Keter, Colorado Springs (track and field)
  • Woody Kincaid, Littleton (track and field)
  • Annie Kunz, Denver (track and field)
  • Kevin McDowell, Colorado Springs (triathlon)
  • Summer Rappaport, Thornton (triathlon)
  • Jordyn Poulter, Aurora (volleyball)
  • Haleigh Washington, Colorado Springs (volleyball)
  • Adeline Gray, Denver (wrestling)
  • G’Angelo Hancock, Fountain (wrestling)

Where to Watch the Games

  X1 will once again offer Xfinity TV customers the premiere Olympics viewing experience. For these Games, they are delivering an unparalleled content offering to customers with more personalization and more ways to discover the Games than ever before which includes: 

  • All 7000+ hours of NBC’s live, on demand and streaming coverage will be available to Xfinity TV customers via X1 and the Stream app. 
  • X1 will also offer customers access to all of NBC’s live and on demand 4K HDR coverage, including every night of NBC’s primetime show,  the Opening and Closing ceremonies and popular sports like gymnastics, track & field, swimming, diving, beach volleyball, golf, and tennis.

Personalize The Games To You and Your Family

 Involve your family in the fun by personalizing your Olympics destination on X1 to make it easier than ever before to find the sports you want to watch. You’ll see the personalization first within the “On Now” row and also a custom highlights row with all the can’t miss moments from your chosen sports.

Your favorites will carry over to the Stream app on iOS and Android devices, so you’’ll see the same personalized experience you’ve set up on your TV when accessing the Games on the go.

For the first time you’ll also find a personalized playlist based on the favorite sports you set. The playlist will be updated daily so you can stay up to date on the latest action of your favorite sports. You can either lean back and watch all videos included in a playlist or, by pressing the down arrow on your remotes, browse the entire playlist and select the highlights and replays most interesting to you. 

You will also be able to set notifications for your favorite sports and get live tune-in alerts for major moments and quick links to trending highlights on the device of your choice.

In partnership with Mile High Mamas.

Protecting our girls from unwanted male attention

“Early experiences of male sexual aggression are maybe one of the most reliable rites of passage for female children,” observes Moira Donegan in The Guardian. “It’s more common than any of the other rituals that signal impending adulthood, more universal than the bat mitzvahs, or quinceañeras, or sweet sixteen parties, or proms. By the time a girl reaches any of these milestones, she has likely already developed a skill set for navigating the unwanted attention of adult men.”
 
After a teenage girl recently posted a TikTok video which captures her discomfort when an adult man sits at her table while she’s working alone on her laptop in a hotel courtyard and tries to engage her in a clearly unwanted conversation, Donegan adds that many women saw in the exchange a “microcosm of their own experiences of being young girls, and of being approached, harassed, groomed or merely leered at by older men in ways that scared them at the time, and which they only later learned to put into context.”
 
Donegan reflects on her own experiences with unwanted male attention, including one incident when she was nine and a man approached her in the children’s section of a bookstore asking her if she wanted to take a walk with him: “[M]y youth wasn’t a deterrent to their sexual attention, but rather part of its appeal: it signaled ignorance, naivety and insecurity, the kinds of things that men like in women because they make us easier to control.”
 
By the time many girls reach their mid or late teens, she adds, they have “started to learn the delicate balance of signaling their own lack of interest, or of curtailing men’s interest, without escalating. Sometimes mothers will speak to their daughters about these incidents and how to defuse them, but more often girls are told to understand the approaches as flattering, or left to navigate them with little more than their own instincts and the commiseration of their similarly young and confused friends.”
 
Ultimately, the regularity of such experiences for many tween and teen girls — and the fact that the adults in their lives rarely prepare them for such encounters — leaves many girls on their own as they try to figure out, as Donegan describes, how to “[navigate] the sexual attentions of men many years their senior.” All of which, Donegan asserts, also sends young girls a troubling message: “that womanhood is a state that consists largely of receiving unsolicited male attention, much of it benign but much of it threatening, exploitative or hostile, and that their ownership over their own bodies, their ability to peacefully occupy public space, and their right to be perceived as the children that they are can all be abridged by the whims of a man’s desire.”
 
Many girls also experience sexual harassment from peers, often as early as middle school — for two books for tweens that explore boundaries and harassment, we highly recommend “Maybe He Just Likes You” and “How to Be a Girl in the World,” both for ages 10 and up
 
For a powerful new collection of 25 essays about young women’s experiences with sexual harassment, we recommend “You Too?: 25 Voices Share Their #MeToo Stories” for teens and adults, ages 14 and up, at https://www.amightygirl.com/you-too.
 
-Mighty Girl

How you can personalize your family’s Olympic viewing experience with Comcast NBCUniversal! 

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who loves the Olympics more than I do! I’ve lived in two Olympic cities (Calgary and Salt Lake City) and in 2010, I was Microsoft’s accredited blogger at the Vancouver Games. And after a looong COVID season (and the postponement of the Olympics), I’m thrilled that The Games Must Go On.

Back in the Olden Days, you had limited options for watching the Olympics but Comcast (an official Team USA partner Olympic sponsor) will bring the Tokyo Olympics to all their entertainment customers through X1, Flex and Stream, offering them more choice, more streaming, and more ways to ensure you never miss a must-see Olympic moment.

Where to Watch the Games

  X1 will once again offer Xfinity TV customers the premiere Olympics viewing experience. For these Games, they are delivering an unparalleled content offering to customers with more personalization and more ways to discover the Games than ever before which includes: 

  • All 7000+ hours of NBC’s live, on demand and streaming coverage will be available to Xfinity TV customers via X1 and the Stream app. 
  • X1 will also offer customers access to all of NBC’s live and on demand 4K HDR coverage, including every night of NBC’s primetime show,  the Opening and Closing ceremonies and popular sports like gymnastics, track & field, swimming, diving, beach volleyball, golf, and tennis.

Personalize The Games To You and Your Family

 Involve your family in the fun by personalizing your Olympics destination on X1 to make it easier than ever before to find the sports you want to watch. You’ll see the personalization first within the “On Now” row and also a custom highlights row with all the can’t miss moments from your chosen sports.

Your favorites will carry over to the Stream app on iOS and Android devices, so you’’ll see the same personalized experience you’ve set up on your TV when accessing the Games on the go.

For the first time you’ll also find a personalized playlist based on the favorite sports you set. The playlist will be updated daily so you can stay up to date on the latest action of your favorite sports. You can either lean back and watch all videos included in a playlist or, by pressing the down arrow on your remotes, browse the entire playlist and select the highlights and replays most interesting to you. 

You will also be able to set notifications for your favorite sports and get live tune-in alerts for major moments and quick links to trending highlights on the device of your choice.

First-of-its kind Olympic Viewing For Streamers

If you’re a Flex customer, the platform will feature a robust X1-like Olympics destination easily accessible via the home screen and by saying “Olympics” into the Xfinity Voice Remote. Either interaction brings all the Olympics-related programming available to stream on the platform into one integrated experience.

Anchoring the destination will be all of Peacock’s free live and on-demand programming, including six themed channels; four live-studio shows; hundreds of short-form highlights and trending news clips; and several original docuseries and documentaries.

Are You a Bilingual Household? 

X1 and Stream will bring NBCUniversal’s 300 hours of Spanish-language coverage to customers at home or on the go, and special in-language voice commands, such as “Olimpiadas,” “natación” and “medallero,” will help customers navigate the Games in Spanish.

Get Inspired Together

 From connecting people to the Internet; to supporting young, diverse storytellers; to opening doors for the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs; Comcast wants everyone to have what they need to build a better future for generations to come.

 When kids think they can do anything, they’re right.  

Does your child have Olympic dreams?  Meet Team USA and watch them at the Tokyo Olympics as they bring inspiration home to the Team Of Tomorrow.