I put my kids in cotillion classes. If you are not familiar, it is a series of classes where they learn etiquette (manners and social skills) and dancing (like the foxtrot, waltz and merengue). You might think “Eww.” Or “Snobby.”...
We live in a culture of screens. They are in grocery stores, restaurants, cars, libraries and lobbies. Screens are in our purses and pockets. They are useful and almost a necessity to daily life in 2020. Technology of screens...
A preschool teacher once told me that reading the same children's books over and over again was really important to help little ones grasp meaning and learn to read. She did follow that up with saying that if you've...
Right about now, the reality is setting in for us parents of fifth graders. We have just a few precious months before we send our kids into that character-building, tumble-dry cycle that is Middle School. It’s time for us...
This week, I did something I never dreamed I would do. I sat in the crowded school cafeteria for freshman curriculum night. Despite all my protests and denial, my beautiful oldest baby will head to high school in the...
Parenting brings up many situations where you find yourself saying, “oh we’re at the stage of dealing with that issue now, are we?” And once your kids enter grade school, it seems as though that thought can cross your...
Did you know there are these things called Executive Functioning Skills? And they are kind of a big deal? I am sure you do; you probably read up on it in a book somewhere when you were doing a bit of...
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Baby’s First Therapist

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A few weeks ago, my one and only child turned 12 years old. As we all know, kids at this age go through changes so fast we can barely keep up. I’ve enjoyed watching my daughter hit several milestones...
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Longing for a Colorado Summer

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I’ve never been one to wish away the winter. Generally, I’m a fan of snow and don’t mind the cold. But this year, I’m over it. I'm ready for summer. Dreaming of Last Summer... The summer of 2019 was one for...
You know that adage “the days are long but the years are short?” My kids are in middle school, and that seems truer every passing day. Finding time to slow down and connect can be such a challenge. One...

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The Colorado Springs Guide to Pediatric Therapy

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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...