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Books

Writing a Book: What a Novel Challenge!

As they say, “The only constant is change,” and this summer has been evidence of that. In fact, as you may or may not realize, the last days of July signified my last days as assistant editor here at Mile High Mamas! (Stock photo by typofi) I’ve loved my time at Mile High Mamas, and […]

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Tips for Back to School Reading and Beyond

Research shows that parental involvement in developing their children’s love of literature is critical to raising lifelong readers. As family schedules are reorganized to begin the school year, now is a great time for kids and parents to be sure they incorporate reading into their daily routines. Below are some fun and practical ways to […]

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Fall 2010 Children's Consignment Sale Schedule!

Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. And for the second season in a row, Tracey Gifford saved the day. The proud mother of two elementary-age boys is the owner of the Just Between Friends sale in Denver and offered to compile this year’s schedule for me. […]

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Mama Drama: Hair Raising Reading

Dear Mama Drama: I have three daughters ages 13, 11, and 8. They are all avid readers and generally read well above their age level. My eight year old wants to read whatever her sisters are reading, but as they get into their teens I am not always comfortable with the content. When there is […]

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Keep Your Kids Reading in a Summer Reading Program

The summer slide.  It’s not a myth but it can be hard motivating kids to read over the summer. That’s why there are summer reading programs with prizes and free books!  Check out all the programs available here in Colorado and nationally. I’m thinking we’re going to try them all! National Summer Reading Programs Barnes […]

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Let kids play with their food to get them to chow down

Fancy, fussy food isn’t likely to be welcomed at the children’s table. But kid-friendly presentation, from colorful ingredients to playful plates, can ensure that nutritious meals are eaten, not artfully avoided. “If you present food in a playful way, kids are much more likely to try it,” said Shannon Payette Seip. She’s a mom and […]

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Green Reading List for Children of All Ages This Earth Day

Want to instill a healthy pro-environment mentality in your children? Check out this Green Reading List from the National Environmental Education Foundation, which includes a fantastic selection of new and classic books for all ages. Elementary School: The Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute (Anymore) by Stan & Jan Berenstain The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Where There […]

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