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I don’t even know their names

Guest blogger Kagey is a mom of three living in southeast Centennial with her husband, Mr. Adventure and her dog. Her house is never quite clean, her clothes are always a little out of date, and she is always looking for more time to write, but at least she can laugh about it all. After […]

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Soccer Moms Unite as a Soccer Mom is Born!

[photopress:HaddieAlex_1.jpg,full,pp_image]Gretchen recently confessed she is the anti-soccer mom and refuses to enroll any of her six children in team sports. Last weekend, I became a soccer mom for the first time. I am in the camp that loves sports. I have always loved sports. And I have always wanted my children to love sports. That […]

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Mile High Parents Campaign Launches in Denver Schools

[photopress:mhparents.jpg,full,pp_image]Denver Public Schools Parent Empowerment Council recently announced the official launch of the Mile High Parents Campaign. The program is designed to increase parent engagement and to celebrate the hundreds of things parents already do to further their kids’ academic success. Structured as a multi-year initiative, the 2008-2009 school year marks the official kick off […]

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Well-rounded isn't just for balls

I have a confession. When we drive by sports fields on Saturdays and Sundays, and I see dozens of uniformed kids and their parents? I am so glad we aren’t there. American suburban families who do not participate in soccer, baseball, hockey, t-ball, or any other organized league sports are rare. It’s expected for our […]

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The Smallest Gift

At the end of February, I embarked on a journey to save my father’s life. At the time, I didn’t really know just how much I would have to endure. Perhaps it is best. I brought my then 9-month-old son along, creating a separation from my husband that was the longest we’ve ever tolerated. It […]

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Parents' goals for their children: A study

  • 19 Aug, 2008
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There are certain things that we all want for our kids. Generally speaking, they are the same things we want for ourselves: health and happiness, right? Oh, and eventually enough money in the bank to pay for health and happiness. From there, the individual parent’s list of wants either grows a little or becomes something […]

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The Cap is on the Summer of 2008

  • 14 Aug, 2008
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These are the best years of my life. My kids are old enough to take care of their own bathroom duties and young enough to still believe that I know it all. We’ve had so much fun this summer. We have biked, traveled, and swam. Often when I am soaking up the sun and watching […]

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So Like Dad

My husband Bryan has always been a conscientious objector. Not so much in the political way, but more in that he just likes to do things differently than everyone else. Everyone says yes? He says no. They turn right, he goes off the path entirely and finds a whole new route. At first, it was […]

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Crime and Punishment

  • 06 Aug, 2008
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There’s this rule that my husband Allan and I have about bedtime. It goes something like this: You can do just about anything you want to do after you’re all tucked in and kissed goodnight…as long as it’s in your bedroom and it’s done QUIETLY. So if you want to have a party? Have a […]

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One flew out of the cuckoo's nest

Guest blogger Angela is a married mom of three who juggles work, school, and life from beautiful Southern Colorado. Her musings (and photos) on balancing it all (or not) can be found at This Woman’s Life. We knew it was going to happen. We were encouraging it, in fact. The eldest moved into his own […]

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