5 Things I Refuse to Do With My Kids' New Stepmom
The birth mom/stepmom dynamic can be strained. Many stepmoms feel the birthmom they have to deal with is "high-conflict". Many birthmoms feel the stepmom is overstepping her role and getting too involved.Read full story
5 Little Controlling Behaviors That Show Your Partner Needs to Lighten Up
Control can be small and unintentional, but it’s still control. Jessie likes things in every aspect of her life to be done her way. She likes the dishes to be loaded in the dishwasher in a specific way. She prefers the clothes to be folded Kon Mari style. When people turn the toilet paper the wrong way she instantly corrects it. She admits she’s a bit of a control freak and what’s wrong with that? Nothing — if she lives alone. The problem is many of us let control seep into our relationships and don’t consider the impact it has.Read full story
5 Ways to Be Instantly Likeable, Even if You're Shy
Connecting with strangers doesn't need to be so intimidating. Being likeable is a skill we can learn: it's about quickly developing rapport. Building rapport is a skill we need in many areas of our lives. It affects how we date (or if we get one!), our friendships, and our careers.Read full story
Single Guys, Here's How to Flirt Without Being Creepy
Have dating apps and online interactions killed flirting? Or is it a social skill we can learn?. Last year, I became single for the first time in 18 years. I’m back in another serious relationship now but, before I landed here, I had six months in the dating world.Read full story
8 Big Fat Lies About Dating an Older Woman
More people are embracing the idea that age doesn’t matter when it comes to love. But does it?. After my divorce, at age 38, I went on a number of dates with men in their 20s. It got me thinking about age gaps and our culture’s assumptions around dating older women. I realized I needed a perspective shift.Read full story
"My heart pounded as his name flashed on the phone." I knew then something had to change.
When your relationship ends, it's time to take a honest look at yourself. The phone rings and my ex’s name flashes across the screen. My heart rate rises back to where it was 20 minutes earlier when we were mid text argument and I’d decided I needed a break to calm down. My daughter grabs the phone and answers before I can protest. “Dad wants to talk to you,” she says. I shake my head. “I’m working.” It’s true. I am. Even more true is I’m in no state to talk with him, especially in front of my kids.Read full story
Colorado fights ageism in workplace: Older residents vaccinated and ready for work.
Colorado encouraging employers to consider older workers.freepik.com. Colorado has been leading the way in the fight against ageism and, more than ever, older workers are in demand.Read full story
Masks for Colorado? Governor Jared Polis says vaccination is his priority.
Will masks become a requirement in Colorado again?Prostooleh on Freepik.com. With many Colorado counties still considered high risk for COVID-19, there has been speculation around whether masks will become mandatory. This is following the CDC reversing it's mask policy and recommending vaccinated and unvaccinated people to mask-up indoors again.Read full story
Colorado in top vaccinated states, but 15 counties still "very high risk" for Covid-19
Vaccination rates are above national average in Coloradofreepik.com. Colorado's overall vaccination rate is ranked among the top 20 states this week according to The New York Times.Read full story
Enjoy 150-year festival in Colorado Springs on Saturday, or plant a tree to celebrate
Colorado Springs will mark its 150 year celebration on 31 July with a “Parade Through Time” and a fun day out. In a future-thinking celebration, the City Council is also challenging residents to help in the planting of thousands of trees.Read full story
Hot spots and vaccinations expiring. Here's how we're doing with Covid-19 in Colorado July 2021.
Colorado Covid-19 status updatePhoto by Tsunami Green on Unsplash. Businesses in Colorado are doing better than expected with Covid-19, but how are we doing health-wise? Overall, infection-rates have dropped since their peak in late November 2020, but certain areas are still considered high risk and our vaccination supply is due to expire.Read full story
How to protect yourself during Colorado's air pollution alerts
Air pollution high in ColoradoPhoto by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash. Colorado's had a run of air quality alerts in the past 15 days, but it isn't just wildfires creating unhealthy air conditions according to experts.Read full story
Food waste is filling our landfills, but only 13% of Denver use composting service. Is it too big a change?
Some states are making it law. Can we do it without enforcement?. Food waste is a huge problem in the USPhoto by Sigmund on Unsplash. Several states have made it illegal to throw food away, but in Denver it's still up to us what we do with our food waste. Can we make changes without enforcement?Read full story
Orchards had a hard year, but there's still plenty of summer fruit. Here's the best places in Denver to pick your own
Summer fruit season is herePhoto by Annie Spratt on Unsplash. It hasn't been an easy season for Colorado orchards this past year. Odd weather conditions and an unusually early freeze last September impacted many of the fruit grown around the Denver area. And frosts have again damaged crops this year.Read full story
Celebrating Colorado's role in space history and a virtual space event for the family
Colorado's space historyPhoto by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash. July 20th is now a historic day for space flight for more than one reason. Blue Origin's successful flight today, on the same day as the moon landing in 1969, marked the start of a new era in commercial space flight.Read full story
Did the pandemic make your pet overweight? Colorado vets have tips on how to tell and what to do
Our cats and dogs were already some of the most overweight in the U.S. Is your cat or dog overweight?Photo by Lina Angelov on Unsplash. Many of us put on weight during the pandemic, and according to the vets, so did our pets. Colorado pets were already some of the most overweight in the U.S. according to a report in 2017. Our dogs and cats were in the top 20 overweight animals.Read full story
New anti-trafficking bill passed. Colorado public urged to help in the fight against human trafficking too
How we can help fight human trafficking in ColoradoPhoto by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash. Massage parlours have been under the spotlight with links to human trafficking, and on Monday night The Denver City Council unanimously passed a bill to help prevent this.Read full story
Should Colorado make throwing away food scraps illegal?
Many other US states have. Should we make food waste illegal in Colorado?Photo by Alyson McPhee on Unsplash. As new environmental laws are put in place in Colorado, such as the single-use bag fees, is it time we look at our food waste too?Read full story
$1 Million to be invested into space scholarships. Colorado State University students eligible
Astronaut Scholarships for Colorado STEM studentsPhoto by Bradley Dunn on Unsplash. This week, in the lead up to Jeff Bezo's space flight on Tuesday, Blue Origin announced they would be distributing $1 million grants to non-profit charitable organizations. Colorado State University, as partners of the Astronaut Scholarship Fund (ASF), will be one of the organizations to potentially benefit from the grants.Read full story
Rescue group pleas for hikers to think twice before taking their dog as rescues increase in Colorado
Colorado rescue team warns of dangers taking your dog on a hike.Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash. Dogs are great companions on walks, but as dog rescues rise in Colorado, Summit County Rescue Group urge owners to consider the risks.Read full story