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Spiders are often over-feared and misunderstood. When a spider web and huge “Charlotte” appear in the yard you might turn them into family STEAM activities at home (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Adults and children can … more
On my daily commute, the bike runs parallel to the road for a stretch. I pass dozens of walkers and riders, many of whom have a routine, just as I do. Soon after I began this route, I recognized a pair of people, a man and a woman probably 10 years … more
The Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, is open for fall family adventures through Oct. 30. Covering eight acres, the maze hides life-sized animal cut-outs within it and has a trail wide enough for wheelchairs … more
One secret to success in school is getting along with others. Children who have experience with rules, being respectful, courteous, generous and affable will have an easier time and be happier in school, according to school psychologists. Adults … more
When families prepare for the first month of school, they often include grandparents who provide before- and after-school care, when possible. Sometimes they are on call in case of emergencies or available on FaceTime or Skype for children to … more
A few years ago, I was walking with a friend – someone who I had just met a few months earlier – and she began telling me how she was going through a rough patch. She was self-harming, misusing pills and skipping work. I remember a lot about … more
In the 1990s, I read “What I Saw at the Revolution,” authored by Peggy Noonan, who was President’s Reagan’s speechwriter and who also coined such phrases as “kinder, gentler nation” and “thousand points of light” for George H.W. … more
Few things connect with people like music. As such, it makes sense that politicians would try to harness the power of the art to connect with followers over ideas and concerns. Sometimes, they just fail spectacularly. Most of these events … more
Fear started building up. Our summer vacation was to start in four days. My thoughts ran rampant — I worried my husband and I wouldn’t make it to our plane on time, or miss our connection in Toronto on our way to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Maybe the … more
Join me as I sit down each week for a cup of Joe with somebody who helps shape Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. This week, I sat down with Westminster’s Lisa Steven, the Hope House co-founder who has helped empower more than 600 metro area teen moms and their kids in the 13 years since launching the nonprofit in 2003. more
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