Bringing home a new baby is one of the most special moments in a new mother’s life, but it can also be overwhelming and even a bit scary. Babies certainly don’t come with an instruction manual and the new mom learning curve is a doozy; feeding them, changing them, comforting them, it’s a full-time job. […]
When Greg Sumlin looks at the incoming kindergarten class at East Elementary School in Littleton, he sees a group of English learners who need immediate, intensive instruction — in small classes where teachers can give them individual attention. Then he looks at this year’s first-graders, calculates his staffing and crunches the numbers: although these kids […]
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 spending the right kind of time with kids. What is “quality time?” I define quality time as […]
We love tapping into Denver-area free days. Be sure to plan your summer around these fabulous opportunities and be sure to double-check before going because schedules are subject to change. JUNE June 1 – Denver Botanic Gardens (Chatfield) June 1 – First Friday Art Walk on Santa Fe June 2 – Denver Art Museum June […]
I don’t know what Santa was thinking. Maybe he had sleigh-lag resulting in a lapse of judgment? He gave our 13-year-old son a gift set featuring a very popular body spray. Our son was bestowed with body wash, deodorant, and spray in a scent called Dark Temptation. He was happy with the gift, but seemed […]
We live in a beautiful city, but as many of us drive around Denver, we see people asking for spare change, jobs or help. Do your kids ever ask questions about the homeless or why there are kids living in shelters? Do you know how to answer? For 120 years, Denver Rescue Mission, along with […]
Have you ever wondered if your child may have a natural propensity for writing? We talk with Denver native Terri Miller, a mom and successful screenwriter, about her life as a writer and ways you can identify and encourage your child’s gifts for storytelling.
Dear Mama Drama: My three-year-old son struggles with following directions and becomes stiff and unresponsive when he doesn’t want to do what is asked of him. We end up either letting him get away with not following directions or having to physically force him to follow them. Neither strategy is really working and he tends […]
The principal at one of two Denver elementary schools being investigated for cheating on standardized tests was paid at least $32,000 in bonuses as a reward for his students’ high achievement. In his 10 years as principal at Beach Court Elementary in north Denver, Frank Roti has won accolades — and financial reward — across […]
Before the television appearances and the best-selling cookbook, Roberto Martin was a typical “Top Chef” kind of guy: meat, meat and more meat. But then Ellen DeGeneres and her partner, Portia de Rossi, both vegans, hired him to be their personal chef. Now, he rarely puts anything in his body that comes from animals.