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Children

The Power of the Sundial

Claire and I enjoy going to Standley Lake Library.  It’s one of our favorite libraries on our list.  We’ve gone there for StoryTimes and for the Summer Reading Program. In the past, I may or may not have gone there to use the computer when I had a self-induced panic attack over my internet connection. […]

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The Wienermobile: A Vehicle for Family Bonding

I get to do a lot of cool things through my job such as the time my family got an all-access pass at Disneyland or when we got an exclusive tour of the National Museum of Natural History. OK, so may we didn’t actually do these things but we recently experienced something equally as life-altering: […]

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Don’t blame me. Blame the Big Hand.

Now that summer is officially over and October is here, we really have no excuses to not be into our “new” routine yet. Well, I have a confession to make: we’ve just now gotten into a smooth routine. What was the hold up? How hard can this be? Part of the challenge is the fact […]

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Questions and Answers for Moms about H1N1

By Dr. Keren Call, pediatrician and board member of the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition Swine flu. H1N1. Scary stuff right? I don’t know about you, but I’m seeing a lot of information about H1N1, sometimes called swine flu, every day – on TV, on the internet, in the newspaper. Moms have lots of questions about […]

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Family and work: how do you juggle it all?

This has been a big week for my wee company, “MA! motherhood with attitude.” We were featured in Redbook Magazine, which has 2.2 million subscribers! My biz partner, Tiffany, and I have been working the clock at both ends (me in the early mornings, her in the late evenings) to give this exposure “legs,” so […]

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Children's Hospital Free Parenting Seminar Schedule

Two years ago, my husband and I were in the throes woes of potty training our potty-training-challenged daughter. We had tried everything and were at the end of our ropes. That is when we heard about the Children’s Hospital’s free parenting seminars that include everything from toddler to the teen-age years. Please note the 2009 […]

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Product Review: Clementine Art's All-Natural Soy Crayons

  • 19 Sep, 2009
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My fabulous middle child (supposedly well-adjusted, but that’s for another day) came home from his first day in first grade the other week, with an adorable hand-print puzzle he’d made, just for us. And it stunk to high heaven. Holy moly, what do they put in those tempera paints? Enter Clementine Art. This Boulder-based company […]

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I am a weaner

I can think of several things my 8-month-old son finds more fascinating than nursing: The dog walking through the room, signaled by jangling tags. A referee’s whistle on TV. The doorbell, kids yelling “Go Fish!”, flies buzzing, spiders batting their eyelashes, the whir of satellites miles above us. He starts to nurse, then moments later […]

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It’s better to be safe (and appear crazy) than sorry...

Do you believe in Instinct? Do you believe in the validity behind that funny feeling you get in your stomach when you just know something isn’t right? Do you act on it, or do you convince yourself that you’re being crazy? It doesn’t make rational sense. It isn’t logical. You’re probably just being silly…or so […]

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Enter to win JungleQuest Tickets!

CONTEST CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS JANELLE HRUBY AND ELENA DAVIS-STENHOUSE! My face hurts from smiling. I’ve just taken my kids to JungleQuest. And watched them fly through the air with the greatest of ease. And swing and squeal and climb and conquer a rock wall and expand their boundaries. It was a thrill — as […]

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