Baby 101: Pre-Pre-Pre-Kindergarten Classes Along the Front Range

Earlier Education A rise of classes aimed at infants are springing up, but do they actually have any impact on the babies, or are they more for mom and dad’s peace of mind? My daughter and I went to our first “class” together when she was 3 weeks old. It was a breastfeeding support group at Exempla Good Samaritan hospital, where I had given…

Editor's Crib

Despite being firmly entrenched in the humanities—both in education and profession—I have a pretty analytical mind.  I’m a little Type-A, and love to feel in control—you can imagine how I reacted to parenting an infant. I remember crying on the phone to my mom, telling her that I would be OK if my lovely, frustrating baby daughter would…

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!

Few authors are better known than Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, yet, to this day, his Secret Art and his fantastical Hat Collection are virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel created paintings and collected hats which he secreted away in a hidden closet at the Seuss Estate…

How to Deal With Toy Overload

When we got home from 10 days of traveling and visiting family for Christmas, my house looked like a giant had picked it up and shook it.  The detritus of our own family Christmas, held at home before we left, was still spread out across the living room.  A car full of gifts for the three of us, plus two garbage bags full of hand-me-down clothes…