Colorado Royal Gorge Railroad Route Santa Express: Worth the Trip!

Wow, did we have an awesome weekend! Not only was it a long weekend, but on Saturday we ventured south to Canon City. This feels like a trek for Denverites, but one of the great things about those who move to Colorado is their sense of adventure and being up for making the trek. We were headed to The Royal Gorge Railroad where they are hosting … Continue Reading...

Childism: Not a Call to Action, Just a Beginning

I have early memories of experiencing Childism. I remember being thought of as less than. I remember not being asked whether or not I could be tickled, hugged, or transported somewhere. I remember the power of an adult being lorded over me. I remember the unfairness of it all. I recognized the injustice of it when I was very young. I have gotten … Continue Reading...

Sexism and Racism are Parenting Issues

Since I have been posting about things like racism, sexism, and xenophobia this year, many people have either publicly or privately demanded that I "stick to my parenting posts". It seems they do not see the connection between parenting and these very real issues. My passion has always been children. It's why I keep at this blog and I don't … Continue Reading...

Unschooling: It is as Beautiful as it Sounds

I steer away from talking about unschooling. I'm new here. My kids are only 7 and 9. Though we've been learning to live this way for more than 5 years, how can I share a way of life that I don't yet understand? I cannot. I can share our journey and I really want to. I am so grateful that we were introduced to living this way with our … Continue Reading...

When We “Choose Love” Do We Opt Out of Healing Our Nation?

It sounds beautiful, I know. I mean, who could disagree to "choose love" in any situation, right? I do. I disagree. I do not necessarily believe that the way people are throwing the phrase "choose love" around will heal our country. I worry that when we say this we are opting out of what it means to "choose love". For much of my life I thought I … Continue Reading...

Ten Unschooling Questions: An Interview with Jennifer Andersen

I was so honored and excited when Pam Larrichia reached out and asked if we could chat for an episode of her Unschooling podcast. It is Pam and others like her, who have helped me learn to Unschool. Pam's questions were thought provoking and answering them was a lot of fun. As we frequently talk about here parenting in a different way does … Continue Reading...

My Hope in the Wake of the Election

Today is surely an historic day. None of us knows what it means or what it will look like. Even those in the know agree on this. I read a line on our Facebook page today that said "children need hope", and I realized we adults do too. How do we move forward without hope?  Hope does not mean turning a blind eye. Hope does not mean living in an … Continue Reading...

People Pleaser to Authentic: Overcoming the Expectations of Women

I was a people pleaser for too long. Now, I am recovering and moving toward living an authentic life. Even while I am a mom.  People whom I admire kept talking about how something almost magical happens at 40. Self confidence is gained. Worry about what others think is lost. Living life to please others disappears. After 40, I believed, we … Continue Reading...

Meatless Monday: 5 Fall Vegan Comfort food Recipes

Fall is officially here and I don't know about you, but I love comfort food in Fall. We have a few spectacular restaurants here in Denver that serve terrific vegan comfort food, but I also like to cook at home. My husband is enjoying it too, now. It can be hard to find tried and true recipes though, can't it? If we are going go through all the … Continue Reading...

Coloradans, Climb Aboard the Royal Gorge Santa Express!

All aboard the Santa Express Train for a magical journey to the "North Pole" in Colorado's very own Royal Gorge! Check back soon for my blog post about our trip. The train runs Nov. 18 - Dec. 24, so visit royalgorgeroute.com to learn more and book your tickets to ride. In the meantime, watch this - it will definitely get you in the holiday … Continue Reading...

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