When I received a December due date for my first son, my heart sank. Bringing home a baby in the frigid cold seemed like a nightmare. And how was I going to survive being trapped inside with a newborn all winter? In my case, my son was born early and the day we brought him […]
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The time stamp gave her away. Before I even read her text, I knew she was hugely concerned. Only moms in the throes of desperation text at 3 am. Especially when the text is as simple as How many ounces of milk does your son drink in a day? My son was several months older […]
We are living in strange times: at some point, breastfeeding moved from a generally private act to an almost political statement. As if trying to feed your baby from your own body wasn’t difficult enough — now we have to balance the expectations of others with the how, where, and why. So it may be […]
What’s a great way to get your kids more interested in fruits and vegetables? Get them gardening and you’ll see the most veggie-phobic child start to nibble things right off the vine. At this time of year, your garden is in maintenance mode: you’re watching things grow, watering well, and waiting. Here are some more ways […]
You there. Step away from the tomato plant. Oh yes, I’m talking to you. We’ve had some warm days and it’s tricking your brain into thinking it’s summer. Or maybe you’re worried that because the stores put out all those glorious pepper plants that it’s time to plant. It’s not. Not quite yet. In Colorado, […]
Here’s a question: how many days (or mere hours) did you make it into Spring Break before your kids were declaring they were bored? If you’re already looking warily toward the summer months wondering how to keep your kids occupied, here’s a list of local summer camp offerings designed to engage, entertain, and exhaust your […]
Like far too many parenting decisions, choosing a preschool can be paralyzing. Studies show it’s crucial for future academic and social success, right? So how do you find the best preschool for your child – and for you? Here’s the best advice from those who’ve gone before you. (more…)