As much as I’d like to boast that my daughter is drawn to books without school to occupy her thoughts, it is actually the computer that captures her attention. Any number of websites or games draws her to my MacBook minutes after waking. American Girl. Poptropica. National Geographic Kids. At this point, my questions go […]
The Perfect Gift for Father’s Day: Wonderdads! The Metro-Denver’s Guide to Everything for Dad and Kids. A Great Resource to Help Dads Explore the City with their Children.
I am not what one would call an environmentalist but this past year, I have a new passion for recycling. When I was a missionary in Switzerland in 1993, I was amazed that every home had multiple recycling bins. Though I joked about needing a PhD in Recycling to live there, I admired how they […]
Denver’s Preschool One Book, One Denver kicks off another year with Llamapalooza! This year’s book selection is Is Your Mama A Llama? by author and illustrator Deborah Guarino. From April 15-30, all Denver Preschoolers will be reading this title, a perennial favorite of parents and children alike. To celebrate, The Denver Preschool Program (DPP) and […]
Tracy Ross hopes her third child, due in August, will be the daughter to whom she can give all the things her parents didn’t give her — empathy, validation and safety. “I want a little girl because I can teach her how to be an empowered person that will stand up for others,” says the […]
My husband Jamie and I are different. Sure, in many ways we think alike, have the same interests and similar methodology with raising our children. But we go about life very differently. He is low-key. Methodical. Wise. I am not. One of the areas in which we are most different is how we need to […]
Lily Nie is the ultimate tiger mother, matriarch of 9,350 children whose adoptions were facilitated by Chinese Children Adoption International, the Centennial organization she established in 1992. Instead of seeking the limelight, she prefers to slip to the side. Her office door is papered with a giant handwritten tribute, one of many outsized Mother’s Day […]
At least twice a week, James Austin visits the Denver Public Library’s main downtown branch to check out a book, peruse the stacks, browse in the map room — he’s avid about cartography — and in general find some peace and quiet. So when the library closes Thursday for a week-long, system-wide computer upgrade, the […]
Melissa Ford, author of “Navigating the Land of IF: Understanding Infertility and Exploring Your Options,” answers questions about IVF, IUI, adoption, surrogacy, donor egg, donor sperm, and child-free living.
There has been a lot of controversy brewing regarding Amy Chua’s memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Be sure to check out Elizabeth Chan’s review and share your thoughts if mothers from the West fall short of their Chinese counterparts. ====================== The cover of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” was catnip to this […]