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International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day – September 8th

When I think back to learning to read, all I remember is absolutely loving it. I don’t remember any hiccups in my learning, I just remember always enjoying it (and I still do!… when I can…). Since my childhood, I have had the desire to have a library filled with classic novels, literature on my […]

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Raising Kids with Good Taste

Possible unpopular opinion alert: entertainment for kids today – music, movies, even some books – well, it’s terrible. A little. Right? I mean sure – good, new stuff does exist. I have no objection to that. But I do take objection with the some of the stuff that typically becomes overly popular among youths. Things like… all the music […]

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5 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! You may have never even heard of this holiday which is mostly celebrated in other countries, or you have seen calls for movements such as #adaywithoutwomen. I lived in Shanghai for three years, and in China there is much more of a to-do for this day. Women often go home from […]

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Fostering a Love of Reading with “Raise a Reader”

We are so thankful for our sponsors at Jefferson County Public Library for providing this wonderful opportunity to experience their Raise a Reader program firsthand! I know I’m risking sounding like a broken record here, but I LOVE the library!  My son loves the library too.  Typically when I ask him if he wants to go to story time, he […]

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Raise A Reader :: An Afternoon of Adventure and Imagination

We are so thankful for our sponsors at Jefferson County Public Library for providing this wonderful opportunity to experience their Raise a Reader program firsthand! My four year old daughter has been expressing more interest in reading over the past few weeks, so when I heard about the Raise a Reader program through the Jefferson County Public Library, […]

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Raise A Reader :: Jefferson County Public Library

We are so thankful for our sponsors at Jefferson County Public Library for providing this post and helping to promote early literacy through their new Raise a Reader events. Raise A Reader Everyone knows reading is important. And it’s vital to start that love of reading at an early age. This is why the Jeffco Public Library is […]

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Letterboxing Family Fun

Letterboxing 101 Just over 11-years-ago I was living in Breckenridge, Colorado, along with three girlfriends. One of my roommates received a package in the mail from her brother. We all watched as she opened it, having no idea what it was even once it was fully unwrapped. The package included a mysterious looking box that […]

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Black History Month | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Celebrating Black History Month

Art. Dance. Food. Music. Inventors. Leaders. Inspirers. February is dedicated to learning about, exploring, and celebrating Black History in America and the countless contributions Black Americans have made to our country. Here we round up our favorite ways to celebrate Black History Month with your families, including things you can do right here in the […]

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The Book Game | Denver Metro Moms Blog

A Christmas Eve Tradition: The Book Game

  It’s Christmas Eve and our family is rocking our matching Christmas uniforms pajamas: red shirts with a Santa snowman, which reads “A Very Merry Me,” and red flannel pants. We’ve eaten our traditional Christmas Eve Dinner: turkey and ham sandwiches with all the fixings, and plates of pita and hummus, and cheese and crackers. […]

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Truth Behind Family Photos | Denver Metro Moms Blog

The Truth Behind the Holiday Photo

It’s that time of year again – when we actually revert back to using snail mail to send our loved ones cards to wish them good tidings and peace on earth for the holiday season.  These days, most holiday cards include a beautiful, glossy (or matte), happy, and full-of-smiles photo.  I love getting these cards […]

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