Talking to My Children About Marijuana Use

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My son may be young, but the boy has some big goals. As of this morning, he’d like to be a professional tennis player, own a food truck, and manage a construction company. Along with his lofty career goals comes a whole lot of strength, and a fierce, independent will of his own. Our daughter, […] The post Talking to My Children About Marijuana Use appeared first on Denver Metro Moms Blog. Continue Reading      

Health Care Bills Could Hit Southern Colorado City Hard; Aurora's Motels Becoming Less Affor…

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The nation’s first round of health care reform brought Medicaid expansion and, a local health care leader says, improved medical treatment for poor working people in the Southern Colorado city of Pueblo. Now, that official says, those gains are threatened by Republican reform proposals in Congress. Then, inexpensive motels along East Colfax Avenue have provided a haven for people who might otherwise be homeless, but rates are rising and options are disappearing as development closes in on the community. And, with a solar eclipse coming on August 21, a look back to an 1878 eclipse that drew science celebrities, including Thomas Edison, to Colorado. Continue Reading      

Detecting Body Issues in Teens

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How many of us are unhappy with our bodies? Unfortunately, a lot of us will answer this question with a yes. It’s no secret that many of us have agonized in front of a mirror or complained about our muffin tops, stretch marks, bat wings, and more. We often lament to our friends, family, and significant others about our disappointments when we look in the mirror or have to try on clothes. And they all know better than to mention swimsuit season is around the corner. In fact, researchers estimate that 91 percent of women admit to having negative feelings about our bodies. We all have certain areas that we would love to see tightened or toned which often finds …

Winning Wednesday: Wild Game Entertainment Experience in Longmont and Evergreen

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The Wild Game Entertainment Experience is a unique Colorado-based dining and entertainment destination, with great food, beverages, and interactive fun and excitement. Featuring an upscale restaurant and bar, state-of-the-art bowling, bocce ball, billiards, darts, ping pong, foosball, cornhole and an action-packed Game Zone, The Wild Game is the perfect place to celebrate with friends and family. For kids and adults alike, the Game Zone has dozens of high-tech video and prize games, and a redemption counter stocked with a large selection of cool prizes. Also, The Wild Game has eight regulation-sized bowling lanes equipped with a state-of-the-art scoring system, LED lighting and a huge 22-foot projection screen at the end of the lanes. There are also private rooms for events, …

Amplify Arts Denver Calls Safe Occupancy Program “Deeply Flawed”

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Over six months after the city closed two DIY spaces for safety issues, Denver Community Planning and Development and the Denver Fire Department, along with other agencies, have announced their proposal for the Safe Occupancy Program, a “voluntary path to compliance for existing spaces.” That proposal goes to a Denver City Council committee today, but Amplify Arts Denver says it is “deeply flawed.” Continue Reading      

Summer Days: Scheduling for fun

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Ah, Summer! How we’ve missed you! Now that we are in the throws of the glory days, my kids have done their share of relaxing and days of freedom, but yesterday I heard it – the first “I’m bored.” Time to put our summer schedule into force. I love lazy days of summer, but I […] The post Summer Days: Scheduling for fun appeared first on Denver Metro Moms Blog. Continue Reading