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Teens/Tweens

Thousands of kids are adopted from the welfare system

Images of children from distant countries, from Bulgaria to China to Russia, have been the public face of adoption in America. But that picture is overdue for an update. Most kids adopted by U.S. families now come from the child-welfare system: about 52,340 in 2010, up from 15,000 in 1988. In Colorado, the number has […]

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How a new 911 service could save your family's life

  • 30 Oct, 2011
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Have you ever worried about an emergency at the most inopportune time? Do you have a special need or medical condition that cannot be seen by the naked eye? If any of these questions grazed your mind at one time or another, you’re not alone. When a 9-1-1 medical call is placed, paramedics arrive on […]

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Oh, THAT's what you meant! Misreading my daughter

My 10 year-old daughter Tessa, her brother Reed and I are watching Soul Surfer, a DVD that Tessa picked out from the local Redbox with Daddy while Mommy was out of town. They’ve already watched it but we see it again together. It’s a feel-good movie with heartwarming moments of triumph over adversity and portrayal […]

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3 Ways You and Your Kids Can Help End Child Hunger

  • 07 Oct, 2011
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One in eight Coloradans, half of them being children, suffer from hunger daily. Here are a few ways you and your kids can help that include watching the Sesame Street special on child hunger this Sunday with a new muppet, Lily. Also learn about The Big Give to benefit the Food Bank of the Rockies.

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Confessions of a Fantasy Football Mom

One of the many upsides of having a large family is we have enough people for our own in-house fantasy football league. There are 10 of us, so we fill out our brackets nicely and split into 2 neat divisions. One of the downsides of having a family fantasy football league is when the 13-month-old’s […]

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Protective parenting faces new highs and lows with technology

In the 21st century, parenthood and paranoia often walk hand in hand. For some, the blessed event is followed by high-tech surveillance — a monitoring system tracks the baby’s breathing rhythms and relays infrared images from the nursery. Toddlers and grade schoolers can be equipped with GPS devices enabling a parent to know their location […]

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Frisco opens spectacular Peninsula Bike Park

Summit County took another step toward becoming a world capital of action sports when the Frisco Peninsula Bike Park opened last weekend. The park’s three flow trails and pump track anchor a sprawling $6 million playground that includes a day lodge, mountain bike trail, disc golf course, pickleball court, Nordic skiing track, tubing hill and […]

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