Category Archives: Parenting

Parenting strategies for parents with children of all ages. Including parents with adult children.

Grown and Flown

What to do with yourself once your kid has grown up and is out on their own or in college?  My kid struggled through her freshman year and I struggled to let her go in a way that supported both … Continue reading

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Full Moon Silhouettes

Full Moon Silhouettes by Mark Gee  

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What is Sandy Hook Elementary here to teach us?

This weeks mass shooting has brought to light how precious life is.  How, in a second, our lives can change forever…….and all we will have left is to recover.  Through my own trauma I have parented as if she could … Continue reading

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My Story I shared with Rachel’s Challenge

My STORY: Rachel’s story reminded me of God. God spoke to us through her writing and the phone call Darrell received from the stranger about her drawing. In 1999 I was a new mom with dreams of living in Colorado … Continue reading

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Rachel’s Challenge

Ft Collins High School had an event every school should have: Rachel’s Challenge. It was inspired by Rachel Joy Scott the first killed at the Columbine Shooting in 1999. She was 17 years old when she was killed. I remember … Continue reading

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Take advantage of those first four years

My husband and I understood that her brain would only be open for learning at this rapid rate for a finite amount of time. We committed to stimulating as much as possible and nurturing her to the highest degree we … Continue reading

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Baby characteristic still remain in teen years

My almost sixteen year old daughter still today has kept some of the characteristic she had when she was a nursing toddler. She interacts with me as if she owns my body. That may alarm many of you and at … Continue reading

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What do they need?

Today, we got up dressed and out the door before ten am. We were off to see the new elephant exhibit at the Denver Zoo……we were almost there. My daughter, who by this time had been curled up in the … Continue reading

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Time Magazine Celebrates Dr. Sears!

This was me a long time ago.  The benefits have paid off….she is well on her way to becoming a Geneticist.

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So you want a Doctor in the Family: Well, it doesn’t happen over night

Raising a Doctor doesn’t happen over night. It start before my pregnancy by cleaning up my health and preparing for this new chapter in my life. Since I didn’t come from a loving supportive family I had to find mentors. TV, La Leche League and other successful parents is who I sought out for answers. Continue reading

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