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Children

Spring Showers! Aden + Anais Blankets Product Review

It’s spring and showers are a plenty. We’re not talking rain showers; we’re talking baby showers. It seems as though it’s not only the animals that have babies come this season, but every single one of your girlfriends as well! With the endless options of baby paraphernalia and an over abundance of product, we’ll make […]

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Mama Drama: The New Baby

Dear Mama Drama: I have a two-year-old daughter and am due with my second child very soon. My daughter and I are very close and spend lots of time together. I am concerned about how she will adjust to having a new sibling and having to share my attention. What tips do you have that […]

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Pretending to be Brave

As soon as March rolls around, we’re ready for spring.  Yes, the weather is pretty mild here in the Denver area.  (Those residents who didn’t do hard time in the brutal winters of the Midwest think it’s actually cold here, but we know differently.)  Even with all the sunshine we get here in Colorado, as […]

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Adams 12 schools to cut $24 million; 185 to lose jobs

Adams 12 Five Star Schools will cut $24 million for the 2010-11 school year, with about 185 people losing their jobs effective July 1. That includes 24 high school teachers, two assistant principals at Northglenn and Thornton high schools, eight social workers in the middle and high schools and 14 high school custodians. “This is […]

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Grand Theft Childhood

So much of parenting entails thwarting. I must thwart my toddler’s attempts to travel staircases and wade in toilets. I do this with gates, latches, and other inventions meant to keep small children safe and properly frustrated. I take away the cordless phone, which is often left on a low table. Everyone knows a story […]

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Mama Drama: Respectful Independence

Dear Mama Drama: My eight-year-old son has recently become very rude and disrespectful. Every time I ask him to do something he argues with me. When I try to help him with something he becomes surly and impatient. When he is with his friends he is either rude or acts embarrassed to be seen with […]

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Sexting, Video Chat, and Our Children

The writings of Guest Blogger Sandra Brownrigg can be found at her blog, Amplify. Image courtesy of kiwanja.net Back in the days before caller i.d., most of us anonymously called someone we had a crush on — just to hear the person’s voice – at least once or twice. As soon as they answered, we’d […]

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