Champion Mom: Backyard Summer Camp Ideas for Your Family

By: bchauveau Tuesday July 9, 2019 comments

Champion Mom: Backyard Summer Camp Ideas for Your Family

Summer is here and you might be thinking back to some of your fond memories of summer camps in your youth. Unfortunately, many of those summer camps that we loved so much are no longer around, and a lot of the ones that remain are a bit too expensive to send your kids off to. So how do you give your kids some of the same joy that you had as a child enjoying summer camp? The answer is simple create your own summer camp experience in your backyard! Do backyard experiments One of the things that every summer camp tried to do is to... Read More


Champion Mom: Best Strategies for Getting Your Kids to Open Up & Talk to You

By: bchauveau Tuesday June 25, 2019 comments

Ask yourself if this sounds familiar: You sit down to a family dinner and ask your children how their day went. The unison response? Fine. You follow this up by asking what happened at school only to get a sigh and an exasperated, Nothing. Getting your kids to open up to you is a Herculean task. But it is definitely one that you should work on, especially at an early age. Heres how to get your kids to talk more with you: Look for the opportunities Your children oftentimes will come to you with opportunities to start an... Read More


Champion Mom: How to Protect Your Family from Allergies at Home

By: christineh Tuesday June 11, 2019 comments

When spring rolls around and our cars start taking on a yellowish tint from all the pollen, its easy to remember that allergy season has arrived. Unfortunately, many of us have allergens that are building up right in our own homes, making our families sick and feeling run-down. If your family is suffering from allergy problems, here are a few things you can do to protect them in your home: Cleanliness Probably the biggest gripe when it comes to housecleaning is the hatred people feel for dusting. However, this isnt just an issue... Read More


Champion Mom: Setting a Good Example for Healthy Relationships as Parents

By: christineh Tuesday May 28, 2019 comments

Champion Mom: Setting a Good Example for Healthy Relationships as Parents

When your kids are growing up in a household, the adults around provide them with role models for future behavior. Oftentimes, when you look at an adults failed relationships, the failure can be traced back to their role models and how they were brought up. The relationships we develop as adults are often a mirror of the relationships we saw when we were growing up. If a child sees that you and your spouse dont respect each other, then they are more likely to grow up not respecting their spouse. Heres how you can model healthy... Read More


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





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