That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare demonstrated the importance of a name…a name that could impact destiny, inhibit love, trigger rejection, provoke judgment and stir much anger with a simple mention.
Every month, Mile High Mamas features a Q & A from Children’s Hospital Colorado on a different health topic. This month’s topic is about preparing your body for a healthy pregnancy: a must-read for moms-to-be.
Always have a little helper at your feet? With patience and a focus on fun, you can do a world of good by letting your child help out with everyday tasks. Think of it this way: What may seem mundane to moms and dads might just be a life lesson waiting to unfold for your “mini me.”
The name of the actual indiscretion isn’t important. She’s done it on purpose, and now she suffers the consequences. She is promptly whisked to the time-out corner against her will, the minutes matching her age punched into the microwave timer. I take a deep breath. I unclench. Consistency is the key, and we’re both
Not everyone is comfortable with breastfeeding in public. I understand people have varying degrees of exposure to the act and art of breastfeeding. I fully respect other viewpoints when they are made respectfully and thoughtfully. However, I find myself bristling when I hear the following from people who are on the anti side of nursing […]
I don’t know if this is a product of age or motherhood…but I have become a stranger to the fine art of sitting still and doing nothing. It’s been years since I’ve been able to sit through a movie without stopping for some reason. The dog needs to go out, the dog needs to come […]
My daughters are 6 and 9. They aren’t babies anymore. They aren’t even preschoolers anymore. They are both school age children. Can you call the extra pounds baby weight when you haven’t been pregnant in this decade…? Those baby/toddler years sometimes felt like they’d never end. My girls always needed something – a snack, a […]
Returning to college with children is never an easy decision. As a parent, our main job is to nurture someone else’s well-being. Finding time to even take a bath alone without little ones knocking on the door is impossible. Finding the time and confidence to return to school as an adult seemed intangible. I had, […]
Great achievements in life happen one small step at a time. In the case of running your first 5K, the steps happen quite literally – one foot in front of the other…but, mental preparation is essential in achieving any goal, so putting your mind in the right place is the most important first step to […]
In the midst of an intense discussion or at the end of a difficult day, we don’t always say the right things to our children. But what we say can make a big impact, good or bad. Here’s a list of things you should never say to your kids. “I know exactly how you feel.” […]