Have you heard about or watched the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why? Suicide Prevention information for Parents, Kids and Counselors

If you have a child, niece, nephew, family friend, or teenage student, chances are they are one of the millions of viewers who are talking about this thought-provoking, disturbing, and at times horrifying story of the suicide of a teenage girl named Hannah. Each episode of “13 Reasons Why” outlines a different reason Hannah decided to take her own life, ranging from being … [Read more...]

The New Star Wars: Worth the Wait?

I was treated to a preview showing (care of Charles Schwab) of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, produced by Lucasfilm and Abrams' BadRobot Productions and will share here my impressions and whether it is okay for kids.  First, it is important to note that it fully earns its PG-13 rating, and this is based on violence alone.  No sex, no nudity, no foul language. We do see blood a … [Read more...]

Discord in the District: One JeffCo Parent’s View

I’ve been asked to write about what’s going on in the JeffCo School District, and I’m not sure how to approach it. It has the power to divide friendships to the point of breaking, and that’s unfortunate. That said, here are my thoughts on the matter. What’s happening? Things are changing. Change is often rejoiced, rejected, feared, or misunderstood. This situation is no … [Read more...]

Living West – Colorado History Museum thru 2/28

The Colorado History Museum has partnered with Denver Water to bring a multi-faceted approach to how we view our state with The Living West .  The exhibit spans geographically from the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings of the south west, through the mountains, and out to the eastern plains.  The exhibit also crosses time with an examination of our past then eventually leads toward … [Read more...]

Guest post: Need Room? 3 ways to get rid of old toys

Every parent has to deal with lack of room even in spacious houses, normally caused by the fact that the amount of toys at home surpasses the number of household items, furniture pieces and clothes altogether. The problem is that the children grow out of toys the same way they grow out of clothes – they lose interest in playthings which are age-inappropriate. Of course, every … [Read more...]