Champion Mom: How Independent Are Your Kids Really?

By: christineh Tuesday May 14, 2019 comments

Champion Mom: How Independent Are Your Kids Really?

Its the dream of all of us Moms that well raise our children to be healthy, happy, and independent, so we can watch them head off to be responsible adults. But just like every mom wants to think that her child is smart and good-looking (arent they all?) we also tend to over-exaggerate just how independent they are. Heres a quick run-down of some major areas to determine how independent your kids really are: Basic Life Skills First off, lets talk about basic life skills. These should start as soon as possible. You dont want to go... Read More


Champion Mom: Checking Out Summer Camps in Denver

By: christineh Tuesday April 23, 2019 comments

Champion Mom: Checking Out Summer Camps in Denver

Believe it or not, another summer is right around the corner. And for you busy moms, many of you are already planning for your kids activities this summer so you dont have to hustle at the last minute. One of the best experiences you can choose for your child is to attend a camp, be it a day camp or an overnight camp experience. So, heres a rundown of some of the best camp activities you can look for in Denver depending on your childs special interests. Music is always a popular activity with kids, but if you want to move... Read More


Champion Mom: How Does Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Relate to Parenting?

By: christineh Tuesday April 9, 2019 comments

Champion Mom: How Does Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Relate to Parenting?

Many of us were brought up with the mentality that we had to bury our emotions and not show them to outsiders because this was a sign of weakness. However, recent research has shown that doing this, especially when it comes to raising our children, can have a detrimental effect on those around us. Part of this conclusion comes from research on emotional intelligence (EQ), a term that is defined as the capacity to be aware of, control, and express ones emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.... Read More


Champion Mom: Dealing with Mom Guilt

By: christineh Tuesday March 26, 2019 comments

Champion Mom: Dealing with Mom Guilt

Theres a great moment at the end of the Mila Kunis comedy Bad Moms when shes speaking before the PTA and acknowledges the fact that she is a bad mom. The reality, she says, is that being a mom is a next-to-impossible job. As parents, we all make mistakes and do things that make us feel like failures. But instead of letting that guilt eat at us, we need to move past it. This is easier said than done. We are constantly bombarded with media images of the perfect mom who can cook the kids a nutritious breakfast, get them... Read More


Champion Mom: The Best St. Patrick's Day Activities for Families

By: christineh Tuesday March 12, 2019 comments

Champion Mom: The Best St. Patrick's Day Activities for Families

Its that time of year againtime to break out the green clothes and celebrate St. Patricks Day, the nations official tip of the hat to Irish heritage and culture. Even if you arent Irish, its fun to get dressed up and celebrate this holiday. Unfortunately, a lot of the celebrations seem to center around drinking green beer and may not be very family-friendly. If youre looking for some safe activities with the kids, try these on for size: Do some Irish themed foodsSure, corned beef and cabbage are considered St. Patricks Day... Read More


#ChampionMom: Teaching Your Kids Empathy

By: christineh Tuesday February 26, 2019 comments

#ChampionMom: Teaching Your Kids Empathy

In the parental quest to raise a good and decent human being, have you considered ways to ignite empathy in your child? Many parenting experts believe having empathy is essential to becoming the best person you can be: kind, caring, respectful, and tolerant. Studies show that teens are 40 percent less empathetic today compared to 30 years ago. According to educational psychologist and author Dr. Michele Borba, this lack of empathy trend in kids gets in the way of collaboration, innovation, and problem-solving. You can only... Read More


#ChampionMom - Dealing with Cold & Flu Season

By: christineh Tuesday February 12, 2019 comments

#ChampionMom - Dealing with Cold & Flu Season

For many Colorado families, winter means bundling up for outdoor play, snuggling around a cozy fireplace, and entertaining ourselves indoors with board games. But winter also signals cold and flu season, and currently, our state is experiencing the brunt of it. According to recent data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 2,054 people have been hospitalized for the flu since the beginning of the 2018-19 season. Flu season started in early October, peaks in February, and will end around April. Avoid... Read More


#ChampionMom - Winter is Tough - Here's How Your Family Can Give Back

By: christineh Tuesday January 22, 2019 comments

#ChampionMom - Winter is Tough - Here's How Your Family Can Give Back

Winter weather can be very brutal, especially here in Colorado. But if you are homeless or economically disadvantaged, its even more dangerous and difficult. This winter, you and your family can give back to the local community by helping a variety of charities. By doing this, you will bring some warmth and love to others in the community. Sock It To Em Sock Campaign You and your family can become sock ambassadors! Do this by collecting and gathering socks to be distributed to the homeless and agencies that care for... Read More


#ChampionMom - Fun Things to Do with Your Family in Denver This January

By: christineh Tuesday January 8, 2019 comments

#ChampionMom - Fun Things to Do with Your Family in Denver This January

January is here and the weather, as always, is getting kind of rough here in Denver. Chances are, you may already be dealing with cabin fever. Being holed up with the kids can be challenging after a bit - you need something to do to keep them active. If youre already sick of hearing, Mom, Im bored, theres still hope. Heres a run-down on some fun things to do in Denver in January: National Western Stock Show - For a traditional western family outing, check out this rodeo competition that runs from January 12 to 27. Besides... Read More


#ChampionMom - Should You Set New Year's Resolutions as a Family?

By: christineh Monday December 31, 2018 comments

#ChampionMom - Should You Set New Year's Resolutions as a Family?

The New Year is approaching and many of us are already dreading the worst part of starting 2019 namely, the New Years resolutions. Many people have found success in setting resolutions with friends or family members. They find that the camaraderie helps keep them motivated and that sometimes they can even turn it into a healthy competition. But should you set New Years resolutions as a family, especially with little kids? Lets take a look at the benefits of doing just that: Group support One of the most effective ways to... Read More





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