Baking and eating special treats is one of my favorite pastimes. I have deep and fond memories as a kid of helping my grandmother in the kitchen. Mixing ingredients, stirring, rolling, patting, kneading. We had so many family recipes that...
Crunch. I bit into the crisp apple and juice sprayed onto my cheek. I looked at the round heft in my hand. Suddenly I wondered how long had it been since I had bitten into a whole apple instead...
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Celebrate Holiday Birthdays!

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In American family culture, the days between Thanksgiving and the New Year are a whirlwind. Decorating, concerts, end of year tests, holiday parties, family gatherings, shopping, wrapping, baking, showing appreciating for everyone from the blessed souls that pick up...
We are all familiar with guilt. It is that annoying, overwhelming feeling which tells us we are not doing enough, are not enough, should be doing more, or are simply doing everything wrong. Guilt is a sneaky stealer of your...
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Taking Back Christmas

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If your holiday calendar looks anything like this, I’m gonna need you to read this. Yes, I know you don’t have time. But still. Stop. Read. It's time to take back Christmas. Look – I know that it’s great to have...
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Down Time Memories

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… right? The holiday season is always so busy: holiday programs here, parties there, gifts for teachers, gifts for neighbors; not to mention trying to squeeze in lights, trees, cocoa, cookies, and...
Today, my 2 year old had half of a granola bar for breakfast and then part of a cookie. I also let her cry for a few minutes in her room while I finished getting myself ready for the...
The email subject line read: Career Day Speakers Wanted.  And that's where I normally would bow out of reading the rest of the email, and move back to folding the last little bit of the mountain of clothes I just...
Dear Young Moms — any moms who have not yet entered the “school years” stage of parenthood... I want to begin by saying how we, the middle moms, remember being in your place. Forgive Us We are cheering you on and...
I hate cleaning my kids’ rooms.  The act seems so incredibly redundant that it is beyond off-putting for me. And, much like we see in Toy Story 4, they attach emotionally to some of the weirdest stuff. This is not...

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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. That is why we are thankful to our...