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Lunch With The First Lady of Panama, to Benefit Project C.U.R.E.

I often say blogging brings me interesting experiences. In truth, those experiences are also often uplifting and emotional too. That can be said for the luncheon I attended in Denver last week, where our Colorado First Lady Jeannie Ritter welcomed Marta Martinelli, the First Lady of Panama, to discuss disparities in healthcare around the world. […]

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Help for autistic kids

The lives of thousands of Colorado’s autistic children and their parents just got a little easier — and it’s about time. On July 1, Colorado became the 12th state in the nation to reform insurance coverage for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It is now state law that private group health insurance providers cover […]

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At dino dentist, kids focus on fossils

When Dr. Andre Gillespie decided to open his own dental practice, he wanted to create an atmosphere that wouldn’t intimidate his patients — kids who range in age from infants to 20-year-olds. He mentioned the idea of a themed office to his 16-year-old son, Khalil, who suggested dinosaurs. “I said, ‘OK, everyone likes dinosaurs,’ ” […]

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Travel Tips: Flying With Kids

Although I would never call myself a travel “expert,” with family on both coasts I can assure you that we’ve done our fair share of traveling with kids. With distances over thousands of miles, airplane has become our main mode of travel. It’s not cheap. It’s not easy. But it is fast. If you’re planning […]

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