You will find my tag line “Finding the learning in everything” on my blog, on my bio and on my Twitter profile. I live that tag line everyday with my daughters. No matter where we are, we are all learning. I’m also known as a science mom. My girls and I enjoy visiting all of […]
A new digital tool to test academic and behavioral skills will target students starting in kindergarten. ACT, the organization that developed the ACT college-entrance exam, will start testing the tool in the fall. It will be available to schools starting in 2014. The tool tracks students’ career interests, academic performance and progress toward goals. It’s […]
In a recent interview we asked Susan Crane, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado Sleep Center, some questions about the sleep needs of kids at different ages. Here’s what she had to say about everything from hours of zzz’s to nightmares. How much sleep does my child need? As children grow, their sleep needs […]
Most Denver-area schools are more than a month into summer vacation. My family has been busy visiting grandparents along with the new Cars Land attraction at Disneyland and Colorado’s Avid4 Adventure camp. So my goal for July and August is to just breathe. But, there is a catch: The novelty of summer break starts to […]
Dear Mama Drama: My twenty-month-old son has been taking swimming lessons for about a month. He started out well, but now throws a fit when I tell him it’s time to go swimming and is often hysterical by the time we get to the pool. Sometimes I can coax him into the water and other […]
If I fail to instill all else in my children, I hope to leave a legacy of insatiable passion and eagerness for life. With that, the courage, determination and faith to follow the unique and wonderful will intended specifically for my children’s lives. Through example, I hope to demonstrate that if we believe, we can achieve.
**CONTEST CLOSED** Need a cooldown? The Children’s Museum of Denver’s new outdoor exhibit “Just Add Water” delivers. From now until August 22, 1,900-square feet of outdoor space is dedicated to geysers, whirlpools, vortices, pumps, channels, fountains, spigots and spouts. The details: Will my kids get wet?
As news of Colorado’s wildfires dominates the media, I remember a decade ago when our family had been on “pre-evacuation notice” for two days. When the county sheriff came to our door and said, “This area is being evacuated. You have a half-hour to get your things,” we knew what to do. But when our […]
The still-new History Colorado Center showcases the old-fashioned and the ancient — artifacts and archives representing 1,200 years of regional human presence, ranging from American Indian tribes to the Denver Broncos Barrel Man. The History Colorado Center joins a sprawling constellation of brilliant museums in and around Denver. And while it’s the newest kid on […]
Over the years we’ve become used to the crowds of parents and family members gathered to watch their kids play. We’ve learned what to expect out of a kids’ game or meet and had our “been there, done that” mentality firmly entrenched. But then everything changed.