Monthly Archives: April 2012

Autism Awareness Month: Jay’s Story

On April 1, the Little Nell ski run in Aspen glowed blue for Autism. It joined the Empire State Building in New York, the Willis Tower in Chicago, the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, and 1,800 other global locations were bathed in blue light for World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), kicking off Autism Awareness Month. What is Autism? Autism and Autism…

When Moms Lose Their Cool

I recently saw a parent lose her cool at the playground at my daughter’s elementary school. A mom friend and I were letting the kids play and swing after school, and a woman picking up her children was apparently in a hurry to return home. “I’M STILL WORKING—I’M NOT HERE TO PLAY,” she screeched at her boy, who was making a break for…

Multiples and Me: Insider’s Tips on Breastfeeding Twins

Breastfeeding is important to me. Often referred to as “liquid gold,” the healing properties of breast milk cured my daughter’s allergic colitis when she was an infant. Research is even underway evaluating breast milk’s healing properties in curing cancer as well as a wide range of auto-immune diseases. I was determined to breastfeed all…

If Peter Pan went to summer camp

Spring is in the air, and for most moms this means one thing: figuring out what camp to send your kids for summer.  With hundreds of camps to choose from, “choice overwhelm” can easily set in. To make the decision easier, I thought I’d give Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids a shout-out. I happened to catch their performance of Peter Pan, and I…