All that is not possible

“Middle age arrives ... with a sudden unbidden insight in the middle of a sleepless night. You roll over and eye the clock and see all at once that the phrase ‘anything is possible’ is not true....

DATE: Oct. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Kid Row

It's like butta

Author's note: homemade Christmas gift suggestion follows.I adore the Colorado climate but this time of year the dry air leaves my whole family's skin cracked and scratchy. The problem with many...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Kid Row

Drink this

My oldest son, now 6, was born in Mexico City because I was working there at the time (alas, because of his foreign birth, he’ll never make me First Mother to the President ... but he could make me...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Kid Row

A cheating heart

Like millions of Americans, I’ve had a hard time looking away from the Gen. David Petraeus scandal that has dominated news coverage in the past week.While the story raised a raft of issues, from...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Kid Row

Make it stop

I can so relate to this 4-year-old girl from Fort Collins who was driven to tears by the interminable campaign coverage.

DATE: Nov. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Kid Row

You can learn a lot from a marshmallow

I’m glad when I was a kid no one ever put a marshmallow in front of me and recorded for posterity whether I took it or held out for a larger reward in the future. According to a growing body of...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Kid Row

Halloween, a.k.a. wanton candy gorge fest

Most parents I know groan when the subject of Halloween comes up because they know the evil temptation of single-serving sin will flow like water for weeks. Worse yet is the threat to mommies’...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Kid Row

Let them eat pudding

In my earliest days of being parent, I had strong convictions about how mealtimes would go – once we had moved onto meals that required teeth, that is.My belief was that children, given a healthy...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Kid Row

Trouble in paradise

I haven’t read this book, but it definitely piqued my interest when I heard an interview with the author on NPR. Motherland by Amy Sohn is about an affluent neighborhood in Brooklyn populated by...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Kid Row

It’s all Greek to me

So let me start by apologizing for my consuming obsession with food at the moment. All that garden produce we spent months coddling is crying for my attention as the threat of frost bears down...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Kid Row

The can conundrum

You may have seen reports on a recent study that suggested a connection between BPA, a chemical found in many plastics, and childhood obesity. Concerns about the possible health effects of BPA,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Kid Row

Hello, again

Here's a bit about this blogger: I'm the mother of two boys and my “day job” is as city editor for The Durango Herald. A couple of years ago, I pitched the idea for a parenting blog to the powers...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Kid Row