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Rite of passage: crawling into the play structures to find your kids

When my daughter was young, one of our favorite places to play is a local play-area at a Rec Center near us. The indoor play-structure...

Toddler Tact: A Village of Witnesses

One of the things I learned early on about motherhood was how open our lives would be as soon as our child was verbal. You...

Letterboxing: Finding More Than Just Hidden Treasure

What is Letterboxing? Amber wrote a post here, but I thought I’d add a little update of our own.  Honestly, before Amber’s post, I’d never...

A little visit from Reality

“Sometimes I miss my old life,” I mutter to myself, as I am sitting at my computer, looking at my calendar, phone in hand. All...

Choosing a charter school in Denver: Fantastic choices abound!

“Have you thought about any of the Charter Schools in our area?” the Preschool Director asked me, a helpful lilt in her voice. I’d told...

An important win for Jeffco charter schools: one mom’s impassioned perspective

The Jefferson County Public School Board of Education Meeting was the place to be on Thursday night. It was standing room only, literally, and by...

Colorado floods: Flash flood a good reminder to have a home evacuation kit ready

The afternoon that the Lower North Fork Fire started, I received a text alert on my cell phone from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. It...

Becoming Mothers: Our One and Only

My husband and I never wanted to have children. It’s true. We were happy being childfree. We loved the life we had, and we didn’t...

Do you have an Evacuation Plan?

The afternoon that the Lower North Fork Fire started, I received a text alert on my cell phone from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. It...

Pinterest isn’t for Everyone

If you’ve found this post online, I’m going to assume that you’ve heard of Pinterest. If by some quirk of fate you haven’t heard of...