As the early-morning rays oozed through the blinds, my husband Jamie rolled over toward me in bed and sang, “When you wish upon a star.” That’s when two things hit me. 1) We were going to Disneyland in a few hours and 2) He sings really off-key in the morning. This wasn’t just any trip […]
Father’s Day is not what it used to be. I’ve gotten used to many of the milestones I have faced since I became a widow, almost 4 years ago. I can jolly us through Christmas and be thankful on Thanksgiving. I can even look at his birthday as a celebration of his life. But Father’s […]
A good portion of my garage is filled with pots – terracotta, plastic, wood, enameled, painted. It seems I enjoy collecting gardening pots yet many a year goes by that I don’t use them. This year I was inspired to get creative with my collection of pots and overcome several reasons why I haven’t used […]
My son Bode is thoughtful, kind and beloved by everyone. I can count on one hand how many tantrums he’s ever thrown, and he prides himself on being responsible. How many 5-year-olds do you know like that? He is also analogous to an 8-ton pachyderm. Case in point: We recently encountered another boy at the […]
I almost cried on my final day of camp. But here’s the really sad thing: I wasn’t even the one who attended. Last week, my children wrapped up their first ever “grown-up” camp with Avid4 Adventure. We’ve done casual sports and art camps through the school or county but this was our first real deal. […]
We asked Dr. Harley Rotbart, Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and the author of No Regrets Parenting – Turning Long Days and Short Years into Cherished Moments for Your Kids, for advice on creating memorable traditions with your family. What should parents know about creating family traditions? There are two […]
There is something amazingly invigorating about a 750 meter swim, 20K bike ride and 5K run, competing alongside some 600 participants…and the achievement of being able to claim the title of “triathelete” (even at a sprint distance!).
As many as 12,000 Denver kids will get at least one free meal every day this summer under the city’s Summer Food Service Program. Mayor Michael Hancock announced the program Monday. The food service will be available to kids younger than 18 at more than 90 locations, including Denver parks, recreation centers, libraries, churches and […]
Parks are at once places of great nostalgia and new discoveries. I set out to visit 30 different parks in 30 days, and the odyssey took me from Aurora to Westminster to Lakewood to Dillon. Mostly I explored my hometown of Denver, where I learned that the parks system, at 138 years old, is made […]
Building a fort with my kids takes me down my own memory lane of summers in the 1970s. Maybe you can relate.