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Children

My 4 Month Old Weaned Himself....But I Wasn't Ready

 Breastfeeding. This word encompasses feelings of attachment, exhaustion, bonding, frustration, love and imprisonment. For some moms, breastfeeding comes easily, others find it more difficult and many choose not to breastfeed at all.  After a battle of infertility due to hormone abnormalities, I was relieved that I was able to nurse and become part of the […]

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Candyland is a real place, and it starts on top of my fridge

The chocolate in most mass-produced candy bars is as waxy and luscious as any pillar or stick at a mall candle store. Candy corn tastes nothing like corn and it’s debatable whether it is worth bothering with calling itcandy. Jaw breakers, lollipops, and gumballs are choking hazards. Sweet tarts, Sprees, and Smarties are little disks […]

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The Tooth Fairy is busted as daughter's letter goes viral

It’s the moment parents dread: when our kids prematurely figure out when some childhood magic isn’t real.  Redditor willsanderson posted a photo of the note his 9-year-old daughter Lexi left on her pillow where exi informs her parents that “I know it’s you who gets the money and puts it under my pillow.” She then […]

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"The Best Shirt" ever has been found!

The Best Shirt Ever has been located. The family of 12-year-old Joe Archibold, of Longmont, recently sent out a social media solicit, looking for a specific blue, white and gray polo shirt — in the same style Joe has worn for every school picture since second grade. He outgrew the hand-me-down shirt in small size, […]

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A mother of the year's (scary) nighttime confession

In preparation for a Halloween party last Friday, I trolled music videos on YouTube. I found many classics like Monster Mash and Ghostbusters but the king of them all is, of course, Michael Jackson’s Thriller.  My kids gathered around my computer. My 10-year-old Hadley was so engrossed she watched it twice while 8-year-old Bode was […]

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Denver Botanic Gardens opens new $6 million Science Pyramid

The new exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens is now open to the public. The 5,258-square-foot, $6 million Science Pyramid showcases the Denver Botanic Gardens’ research activities and invites visitors to see the world of plants through a scientific lens. In this inaugural season, learn about Colorado ecosystems, how plant scientists explore our world by […]

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