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Mama Drama: Competition Quakes

Dear Mama Drama: My daughter, age 8, signed up for a team sport this summer. We counseled her about the level of commitment it would take and were assured that she was up to it, even eager for it. My daughter enjoys the practices but gets too nervous for the competitions! The first week she […]

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Mama Drama: Food Fights

Dear Mama Drama: My five-year-old son used to eat a wide variety of foods, but now he will only eat a handful. I am concerned about him getting adequate nutrition and that we are constantly fighting over food. This is becoming a huge power struggle and is a nightmare for all of us. ~Food Fanatic […]

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It Takes a Village

My neighbors were quick to offer a cradle when we told them we were expecting. They had used it for their now grown children. It has been loaned to over a dozen families for the first months of many lives. My husband and I are next in line. These same neighbors also offered the gift […]

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The Children's Hospital Q & A: Pet Allergies

Every month, Mile High Mamas features a Q & A from The Children’s Hospital on a different health topic. This month’s topic is all about living with pet allergies. Find out how to make your child’s allergies more bearable – without getting rid of your furry friend. If your child develops itchy eyes or begins […]

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Your kid is totally Mile High when...

1. She’s held Rosie. 2. He’s poured half a bottle of honey on a Casa Bonita sopapilla. 3. She skied before she lost her first tooth. 4. He’s endured stories of Elitches before it was Six Flags before it was Elitches. 5. One day, they are wearing shorts and romping at the park. The next […]

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Make a Wish - CheckOff Colorado: Give Back to Colorado’s Kids When You File Your Taxes

The Make-A-Wish Foundation Founded in 1980, the foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Colorado chapter was one of the first. Since being founded in 1983, the chapter has granted more than 3,300 wishes to eligible Colorado children. How does CheckOff […]

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Children awake? They’re probably online

Children awake? They’re probably online By Tamar Lewin The New York Times (stock photo by mzacha) The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for the time in school using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Those ages […]

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Childhood depression a growing problem

Childhood depression a growing problem By Gregory Ramey Cox News Service Newspapers (stock photo by skaletto) Q: My 8-year-old son seems to have the perfect life, but he is unhappy and negative most of the time. He has two parents who love him, numerous friends, and achieves well in virtually everything he does. Is it […]

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A Social Life? Can It Be Done? Really?

Recently a friend said to me that she envied how often I made it out and about socially. That she liked how my husband Bryan and I found time to do all the things we do with other people, either together, or out on our own. I have been thinking about what she said ever […]

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Santa’s Footprints by the Fireplace

Santa, or St. Nick, visits our house early each year. It is a tradition in my family to celebrate St. Nicholas day on December 6th. Jolly Old St. Nick visits overnight and fills our stockings. Santa comes and just leaves a present under the tree on Christmas Eve. It’s a nice way to split up […]

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