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Colorado kids in flu trial

A group of Colorado children will be among the first in the world to test a swine-flu vaccine as part of a global effort to mass produce an immunization by mid-October. A Denver physician is beginning a clinical trial this week for Novartis, one of several drug manufacturers racing to make a vaccine for the […]

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PF Chang's: Sword Fighting Optional

We have been taking our 3-year old, Claire, to restaurants for years now. We have our routine down, and we’ve adjusted it for her age. Now that she’s getting to be a little more independent, she likes to order for herself off the menu. This is extremely helpful when places have a Kids’ Menu, but […]

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Join in on Labor Day Lunches to Promote Child Nutrition Act

Slow Food chapters in Denver, Boulder and other Colorado towns will host community potlucks Monday to promote passage of a Child Nutrition Act demanding healthy, nutritious foods in schools. The “Eat In” is part of Slow Food’s national day of action urging change in school lunch programs, including more funding, better quality food and nutritional […]

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Enter Mile High Mamas' Cutest Kid Picture Contest!

Got a cute kid? Be sure to enter our monthly contest! The winner will be featured on Mile High Mamas and also our weekly newsletter. Any Colorado-area mom may enter our Cutest Kid Picture Contest. Please, no professional photographs. We want to see your kids in everyday life. To upload your photo, go here. You […]

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Not Starting Over; Starting Anew

Guest blogger Janalee Card Chmel is co-owner of MA! motherhood with attitude and is a Denver-based freelance writer. She was shocked at the age of 40 to find out she was pregnant. Follow her journey each month. Since finding out on May 27 that Dave and I were apparently meant to have THREE children and […]

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Going Abroad (And Not Crazy) With Your Kid

I hemmed and hawed over whether it was a good idea. We wanted to go to Ireland, sure, but Declan – at age 6.5 – was he really ready? At least, was he ready for the kind of trip *I* wanted to take, with museums and castles and history and all that crap? I’d been […]

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Do I sound like a broken record?

Hardly a day goes by when I’m not explaining something to someone, and usually, that someone is a three-year old. We talk about language and words and why things are said the way they’re said. Lately, she’s been asking about why we say certain phrases, and it hit me. A lot of what I say […]

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A camping essential

With summer winding down, we’re trying to take advantage of the wonderful camping Colorado has to offer.  A couple of weekends ago, we went on an overnight camping trip. How did it go? Well, the short and sweet answer: Awesome! But… You’ll probably wonder what’s wrong with me after you read the long answer… It […]

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Your car could fit in my car

No, I don’t do daycare. I can’t give you a lift to the airport or the ski resort, either. The tinted windows aren’t hiding well-behaved felons on their way to pick up roadside litter, nor am I a private investigator with cameras mounted to catch indiscretions and fraud. I am simply a mom who drives […]

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The Courage Diary--A Synopsis of an Inspiring Journey

Guest blogger Heather Simms-Schichtel is a parent advocate, freelance writer and full-time mom to Samantha a precious girl who has an undiagnosed genetic condition. She recently biked the 157-mile Courage Classic in Samantha’s honor. I wake up and look at the clock….8:00 Friday morning; t-minus 24 until I have to be at the start in […]

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