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Dance Mom Fails and Dreaming the Impossible Dream

One of the most rewarding parts of parenthood is seeing your children wade through the wall of clutter to discover their talents and passions. We tried it all–soccer, gymnastics, swim team and upside-down basket weaving. She had marginal successes but there was one activity that was a complete flop: dancing. You see, my daughter Hadley […]

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Family-friendly films at the Denver Jewish Film Festival counter division and hate

 The 26th Annual JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center’s Denver Jewish Film Festival powered by The Chotin Foundation will be held virtually and in-person from February 14 to 22 and will be followed by an entirely virtual festival from February 23 through March 1, 2022. The festival includes 34 films and shorts showcasing cinema from 14 countries. Films cover a […]

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New Year, New YOU! Resolve to Make Music a Part of 2022

Have you been losing sleep lately, bothered by the notion that – once again – you’ve chosen a boring, lackluster, or unimaginative New Year’s Resolution? “This year,” you may have declared, “I’m going to make five extra dollars, and lose a thousand pounds, each month.”  Or something like that. You can hardly be blamed.  After […]

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A new 'ARTcade' with a fun twist is open in Denver!

A new arcade is now open in Denver, but with a fun twist! ARTcade is now open at Understudy, the Denver Theatre District’s arts and cultural experimental space. What Is ARTcade?  ARTcade is akin to a traditional arcade, albeit with an artistic twist. Each of the ARTcade games were designed or customized by artists, including pinball […]

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Denver's top baby names: some of these will surprise you

OK, I’ll admit I wasn’t exactly thrilled to see Nameberry’s list of top Denver baby names. The reason? Seventeen years ago, we named my daughter ‘Hadley’ for the express purpose that it was unique (when your surname is Johnson, you’ve got to be creative) and now, Hadley appears in Denver’s top 10. Trendsetters?! Nameberry’s list […]

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Win These Books + Toys: Five Days of Giveaways!

From old classics to new innovative and inclusive todays, here is a fun and diverse holiday round-up that covers all demographics and price points. The winner of this package receives ALL items listed shipped directly to his or her door. Be sure to enter to win Day 1’s Mom Pack here, as well as our […]

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