These past few months have been unsettling and challenging in ways few of us imagined while toasting to 2020 on New Year's Eve. Some schools and child care facilities closed temporarily. Others have been operating under different conditions. Yet,...
It was simple. Almost too simple, really. But their advice actually seemed to be working. Was it a fluke? Maybe. But when you’ve recently welcomed baby number two and you have that first moment of utter chaos, that moment when...
Be available. Make sure that you have time to talk with your kids. If they ask something that needs time, make the time. Schedule a special time to talk, go out to eat or talk a walk together. These conversations matter. If they don't get the information from you, they'll get it somewhere.
I am very much a “one-and-done” kind of parent. It is by very deliberate choice that I have an only child. The reasons for this are numerous and maybe the topic of another blog. Because I only have one...
Pushing your buttons is a skill at which most children excel. With utter amazement, we realize that in mere minutes our children can bring out our worst. I have used a possessed demon voice with my children during super...
Finding the Courage-Caution Line This is my Mom voice. “Be sure to look both ways!” “There’s a car — get on the side of the road!” “Be Careful! Don’t climb on that!” And of course, of late, there’s “Did you wash your hands for...
There's a new charter school in town: Spacious Skies. If you like the idea of hands-on learning, this might be just the place for your family! Project-Based Learning Project-based learning is the magic behind Spacious Skies. This is what makes it...
Child care routines have changed recently for many Colorado families. Most schools are closed, as are some child care centers. But parents... you are not alone! A state program called Colorado Shines has your back with lots of resources. Help...
As a proud mom of two full-term, beautiful, healthy weight twins, I was certain that my miracle babies would excel at everything. Sports, beauty, intelligence. And they are amazing — don’t get me wrong. But after Co-Gat scores came...
Mistakes happen. We all make them. As a kid, I don’t remember explicitly learning how to deal with them. I do remember a few key mistakes I hid from my parents. When I was about seven or eight, I touched...

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When your child needs specialized care, searching for a provider can seem like a daunting task. The Colorado Springs Guide to Pediatric Therapy will...