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Green Reading List for Children of All Ages This Earth Day

Want to instill a healthy pro-environment mentality in your children? Check out this Green Reading List from the National Environmental Education Foundation, which includes a fantastic selection of new and classic books for all ages. Elementary School: The Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute (Anymore) by Stan & Jan Berenstain The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Where There […]

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Earth Day Events in Denver

Earth Day is officially celebrated April 22 but dozens of events in Colorado in the days before and after have popped up, all intended to encourage folks to love Mother Earth. Organizers of the big-deal global celebration say Earth Day 2010 represents the opportunity to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. […]

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Easter Egg Hunts in a Communist Society

A Johnson family tradition is to duke it out every year at the community Easter egg hunt. It’s been a long road. When our daughter Hadley was little, she mistook the eggs as “pretty balls” and hucked them in the air. Then there was the year we couldn’t drag her off the playground equipment. Another […]

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We'll Be Home For Christmas!

Mile High Mamas will be on hiatus the week following Christmas to spend time with our families. We will still continue to post special events and contests during that time but regular blogging will return on Monday, January 4. We will also be gearing up for a fabulous kick-off to 2010 with giveaways such as […]

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Loving our imperfections

When I’m dissatisfied with someone, I can usually trace the feeling to a dissatisfaction with myself. So, if I could truly love myself, would I more easily love those around me? I’m critical. Don’t know if I get it from my dad or if I’m hard-wired for it. My dad always wants to make things […]

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Nintendo and VTech Play Santa to Old and Young Kids!

If you think Nintendo is just for kids, think again! My family was thrilled to teach residents at Harvard Square Retirement Community how to play the new Super Mario Bros.™ Wii. Nintendo organized this memorable event that gave Denver seniors, their children, their grandchildren and their friends an unforgettable hands-on introduction to the year’s hottest […]

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How to lower kids’ holiday stress

No, they’re not cooking or balancing budgets, but the busy holiday season can be exhausting for children, too. Here’s some advice from pediatricians: Emphasize the simple. Focus on the importance of time with family and friends, spirituality and special rituals at home — not on gifts, shopping, parades and parties. Keep them up on plans. […]

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Denver is still a top card-sending city

…but many are turning to e-greetings. Season’s greetings are still flowing through the mail at a pace that will keep Denver near the top of the list of the most prolific holiday-card-sending cities. But local businesses and just plain folks appear to be migrating toward new forms of conveying warm winter wishes. The proof is […]

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