In 2005, Tommy and Amanda Shannon were blessed with a beautiful baby girl. They named her Lily and she was going to grow up to be anyone or anything she wanted to be. When Lily was three, their dreams of her learning to ride a bike, graduating from college and getting married were shattered when […]
Logan Piz rested on a couch while gaggles of giddy hospital interlopers crowded between him and the object of his affection. Nurses hugged it. Doctors leaned on it. Puffed-up chests of security guards reflected off it. Preschool patients dragged their IV stands over to pose next to it. Logan didn’t mind. His whole idea of […]
Um, just about the most epic, cool race to roll through the Rockies this summer…and it’s family friendly too!!! This 3.5 mile competition includes walls, pipes, nets, slip ‘n slides – YES, I said slip ‘n slides!!! – and all kinds of other dirty, muddy challenges to help you prove to yourself *and those around you* that age (and the nearing mid-life spare tire) is not going to deter you from being a champion at your sport!
I’m sure you’ve heard all the euphemisms – “don’t bite off more than you can chew,” “start little,” “baby steps”…There has to be some sort of truth in that idea that if you want to get something done the best way to do it is to start with an achievable (small) goal. That is exactly […]
On Saturday, May 4, 2013, the Denver Health Foundation is hosting a citywide baby shower to collect new baby items for its Newborns in Need program. As moms know all too well, babies can be expensive. A hardworking newborn uses an average of ten diapers per day and creates countless loads of laundry. For the […]
The distressing nonstop crying in babies with colic is often blamed on tummy trouble, but a new study says the problem could be linked with migraine headaches in at least some infants. Children and teens treated for migraine headaches at three hospitals in Italy and France were much more likely than other kids to have […]
Thanks to vaccines, many infectious diseases from our parents’ and grandparents’ generations are a thing of the past. To continue that trend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sets optimized vaccine schedules designed to boost children’s immune systems as they develop. Why are vaccines important? “Data shows that contagious diseases can cause devastating […]
Maya Silver was 15 when she found out her mom had breast cancer, in 2001. Suddenly, everything was different. Her parents were distracted with doctor visits. Her friends couldn’t understand what she was going through. Now Maya, who lives in Crested Butte, wrote the book she needed. Co-authored by her dad, Marc, My Parent Has […]
I love when I get to meet someone amazing. Even better when they don’t only meet my expectations, but exceed them. I was lucky enough to sit down with Nicole DeBoom, Founder of Skirt Sports and found a kindred spirit (I wish!) Nicole’s enthusiasm for life is abundant the moment she (and Chris, her PR […]
Late(ish) nights, unkempt rooms, uncontrollable raucous, random stickers clinging to the floor, leftover pizza, evaporated Lucky Charms (minus the marshmallowy yummies) crispfused to the table and a never ending pile of seriously dirty laundry. Still sounds like college, doesn’t it? I know what you’re thinking – too many charms in my bowl, but hear me out.