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Children

Run, Forrest, RUN!

Our school has a cross-country team and I really wanted my daughter Hadley to join because she’s a talented runner but she was reluctant, citing she’s more of a sprint and middle-distance runner, not long distance. Fair enough. I’m wisely learning to pick my battle with my tween so made the deal that if she […]

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Toddler Tact: A Village of Witnesses

One of the things I learned early on about motherhood was how open our lives would be as soon as our child was verbal. You have no more secrets when your child starts to talk. None. In our particular situation, our lives have been an open book for a long time now, because Claire has […]

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How to Get Your Baby to Sleep? Top Expert Has Answers!

If there’s anyone who knows how to get a baby to sleep, it’s Dr. Harvey Karp, one of America’s leading pediatricians and child development experts. His celebrated books/videos, The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block and The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep have been translated into over 20 languages and have […]

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Free Tutoring in Reading!

Is your child struggling with reading? Did you know they could receive free tutoring through Colorado’s very own Children’s Literacy Center? Children’s Literacy Center (CLC) is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to build a life of success through a foundation of literacy…ONE child at a time.  We all know how important reading proficiency is.  Not […]

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I Child-Proofed My Home but They Keep Getting In!

Nine months ago you welcomed into your home your new bundle of joy and life as you knew it changed forever.  Now it seems almost overnight your beautiful, giggly, curious and cautious baby blossomed into a walking, talking, rambunctious toddler whose curiosity for adventure is endless!  You suddenly feel man-to-man coverage is no longer effective […]

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Mommy, I Want to be with My Brother

My dreams exploded like firecrackers when Josh and Jordan were born in 1996. My expectations were unchecked. My little boy and girl would make me chuckle with their twin-speak. They would crawl together, laugh together, plot together. They would compete athletically, and academically, but never spiritually. Their bond would launch them on a shared trajectory, […]

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Dear Diary, I have a daughter with whom you may be acquainted

My oldest daughter is almost 12. She just began keeping a journal. I had a journal from ages 14-24. It was a three-ring binder filled with hundreds of pages of notebook paper, each covered in blue or black ink scrawl and doodle-littered margins. Ten years of angst, rants, theories, dreadful poetry, and dreams crumbled into […]

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Is it really time to prep for school? Yes.

Where did the time go? In our school district, there’s only a scant three weeks of summer break remaining. How in the world do we break all the non-school compatible habits that have taken hold…late bedtimes, daily ice cream and frozen yogurt rations, long hours of mindless fun.

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