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Losing my Parenting Stride in Kindergarten Bootcamp

I rock this parenting thing… until suddenly, I don’t. Last summer I hit my parenting stride as a veteran mother of three, I had gained confidence and skills. Or, at least that is how I felt. I had a well behaved four year old preschool graduate; a beautiful, happy two year old; and an easy, […]

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Five Ways to Teach Kids Computer Programming

You may or may not have considered helping your kids learn computer programming, but learning to program helps kids with learning beyond the computer.  Learning programming skills helps kids with problem solving skills, logical reasoning and promotes creativity. Thankfully, there are a plethora of ways to teach programming – teaching kids programming skills before they […]

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Keeping Chaos at Bay: Four Tips to Staying Organized as a Mom

Organization is not my natural inclination. As a single person, that worked out most of the time. I probably was not as productive as I could be, but I organized the big stuff – I knew where my extra checkbooks were and could find my socks. Low bar, I know! I vaguely hoped for more […]

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2016 Colorado State Marching Band Championships

Colorado Springs Wins Big at State Marching Band Championships

The future is bright. I know this, because I witnessed the future in action last Saturday at the Colorado State Marching Band finals, and it was a beautiful thing. Marching Band is exhausting. Grueling. FUN.  When it all comes together, marching band is a party. One created with blood, sweat, tears, stress, exhaustion, and the euphoria of a […]

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How To Make Friends: Just Ask for Help

Making Friends Some of you have lived here since the day you were born. Others, like me, have moved dozens of times. But we have something in common: Making new friends can be a little nerve-wracking for e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e. When I was younger, my natural inclination was to be shy. I quickly realized that the trait wasn’t serving […]

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10 Reasons to Pack a Bento Lunch for Your Child

When my oldest child was born, he was breastfed exclusively.  Six months later, he was dining on carefully crafted homemade baby food. None of that mattered as he became a typical picky toddler asking for pizza, pop-tarts, and macaroni for every meal by the age of two.  I sadly sent him off to kindergarten with a […]

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Four Things to Consider Before Taking Your Kids Out of School for Vacation

What is your opinion on taking kids out of school for a vacation? As a travel agent, this is a question I hear from my clients a lot. I wish there was a clear-cut answer I could give them, but unfortunately there is not. However, there are several factors that I recommend to them to […]

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