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5 Mental & Physical Benefits of Getting Your Child Moving

5 Mental & Physical Benefits of Getting Your Child Moving

As a parent, you do a lot to help your kids thrive. You want them to be healthy, succeed in school, and be able to navigate the ups and downs of life like a champ. We get it — you want what’s best for them, and that means setting lofty goals!  With so many hopes and...

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How We Helped Our Community During the Marshall Fires

How We Helped Our Community During the Marshall Fires

Nature can be beautiful in our home state, but it can also bring its share of disasters that we can’t control. As a Colorado company, we understand the devastation that wildfires can cause. That’s why we jumped into action during the Marshall Fires on Dec. 31st. This...

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Books That Teach Children How to Love Themselves and Others

Books That Teach Children How to Love Themselves and Others

When looking back on the education you received growing up, do you ever wish you learned more about things that were simply glossed over?  Things like how to have hard conversations, self-identity, or maybe even a nutrition class to save yourself all that money trying...

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5 Enriching Podcasts for Kids to Help Reduce Screen Time

5 Enriching Podcasts for Kids to Help Reduce Screen Time

When it comes to being a parent, one of the many challenges you face is helping your children cut back on screen time. Too much screen time can result in issues like obesity, irregular sleeping patterns, attention problems, and exposure to violence. According to the...

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The Top 5 Ways Gymnastics Helps Kids with Disabilities

The Top 5 Ways Gymnastics Helps Kids with Disabilities

Children with special needs navigate the world around them differently than their peers. In their schooling, friendships, and daily lives, they face physical and mental challenges that can keep them from enjoying the freedom of childhood. This makes activities like...

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The 5 Surprising Perks of Joining Ballet as An Adult

The 5 Surprising Perks of Joining Ballet as An Adult

It’s never too late to live out your dreams – even if your dream is to learn ballet. While ballet is an activity many people associate with childhood, others prove this theory wrong by enjoying ballet at any age.  In some ways you can enjoy ballet even more as an...

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3 of the Most Fascinating Founders of Contemporary Dance

3 of the Most Fascinating Founders of Contemporary Dance

With all the wonderful dance styles out there — from hip hop and jazz to tap and ballet — your kids might have a hard time deciding which direction to go when it comes to picking one to pursue. Especially if you both only have a vague idea of what each genre entails,...

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Exciting and Entertaining Scavenger Hunts Your Kids Will Love

Exciting and Entertaining Scavenger Hunts Your Kids Will Love

We’re deep into winter, and chances are you’re probably running out of creative family activities to do inside. And while you’re trying to balance work, helping your kids with school, and more, creating fun new plans might get pushed down on your to-do list. While...

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How to Model Healthy Habits for Your Children

How to Model Healthy Habits for Your Children

If there’s one thing 2020 has taught parents, it’s that it’s never too early to start teaching children healthy habits. While the main focus for children during the pandemic has been hand washing and covering coughs, it might have gotten you thinking about other...

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Fight Illness Better by Staying Active

Fight Illness Better by Staying Active

The arrival of winter means cozy nights by the fireplace, building snowmen in the front yard, and holiday cheer. There are so many things to look forward to! But with winter also comes the arrival of cold and flu season. And who would want to ruin the wonder of winter...

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3 of the Best Ways to Give Back as a Family

3 of the Best Ways to Give Back as a Family

Everywhere you look, there are stress-busting recommendations: bath bombs, yoga classes, herbs and supplements. And it makes sense — between worrying about the health of ourselves and our loved ones, managing remote work and schooling, and going a little stir crazy...

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3 Powerful Reasons Why In-Person Learning is Best

3 Powerful Reasons Why In-Person Learning is Best

As if being a parent doesn’t already come with a million choices to make every day, 2020 has really put our decisiveness to the test. One huge decision has been looming over all of us: Do I take the risk of sending my child to in-person education? When it comes to...

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Top 10 Reasons to Join us for National Gymnastics Day

Top 10 Reasons to Join us for National Gymnastics Day

One of our favorite holidays is just around the corner…National Gymnastics Day! On September 19, 2020, gymnastics enthusiasts all over the country can come together (not literally — keep that mask on!) to celebrate a sport that’s not only loads of fun, but healthy for...

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6 Expert Ways to Encourage Independence in Your Child

6 Expert Ways to Encourage Independence in Your Child

As parents, we all want our children to grow up into responsible, independent adults someday. And as it turns out, nurturing your child’s independence isn’t just about giving yourself some relief as a parent. It also has long-term positive health effects for your...

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