Parenting | Colorado Springs Gazette

Parenting Articles view all

  • Map: The 50 states of pizza; Colorado is represented by…

    I haven’t met many people who don’t like a good piece of pizza. I’d eat any pizza. I would. My daughter would too, well, it has to be cheese. Thrillist.com gives readers the best pizzeria in every state. Tall order, indeed. The best pizza is fighting words to some. I lean more to the cheapest pizza than the best-tasting pizza, usually. For...

  • Colorado Springs graffiti artist fights urban decay with spray paint

    For graffiti artist Larry "Fuse" Masters, spray cans are weapons against urban decay - capable of blasting though blight with elegant lines and bursts of color. For proof of concept, see the eye-catching displays that ring a low-slung warehouse just under the downtown Colorado Avenue overpass. Chances are you've seen them from Interstate 25...

  • Cast homework in the right light

    If you can't imagine how your kids can possibly see well enough to do their homework as they sprawl out on the floor, their beds or the couch; fear not: Though good lighting for the homework hour (or hours) is often forgotten, it is simple to achieve. "Sometimes we get so focused on making the room look cute, we can overlook the importance of...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo hippo in failing health is euthanized

    Wicket the hippo, who loved peanut butter sandwiches, pumpkins and pineapples, is gone. Veterinarians at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo euthanized the 45-year-old female Nile hippopotamus Thursday, after determining that it was the most humane action given her age and health, according to a statement. Seeing hippos at a zoo is rare, said Bob...

  • 5 Video Games That Deserve an HD Update

    “Tomb Raider,” “Sleeping Dogs,” “Halo,” "GTA V" and “The Last of Us” all came out a year or more ago but received HD releases this year. Looks to me like 2014 is the year of the HD makeover. And I’m not even counting “GTA: San Andreas” which celebrated its 10-year anniversary with an upgraded version on Xbox 360 or the other games that are...

  • Little green army men, a 1980s classic gain toy hall of fame entry

      ROCHESTER, N.Y. — It's mission accomplished for little green army men. The molded plastic must-haves for generations of pretend soldiers were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, along with the 1980s stumper Rubik's Cube, and bubbles. The trio of toys takes its place alongside other classics...

  • Video game review: 'Warfare' a great installment of 'Call of Duty'

    The game "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" is the 11th and most recent installment of Activision's popular "Call of Duty" franchise. Set in 2054, gamers play as Jack Mitchell, a former U.S. Marine who lost his arm while fighting off the North Koreans when they invaded Seoul, South Korea. After being medically discharged, Mitchell takes a job...

  • Blog: Little kid lessons

    I went tricks and treating on Halloween with my brother and his two kids, both under five. The stuff that comes out of their mouths never fails to make me laugh. That, and their little antics often serve as good reminders to me on this journey. Lesson 1: Be open. Treat even the people you don't know as friends. At the first house we...

  • Fans go crackers for crazy Cheez-It creations

    Chocolate-covered Cheez-Its, wedding cake Cheez-Its, even a Cheez-It cocktail... They're all out there. Ditto for Cheez-It jewelry and even Cheez-It tattoos (would that be Cheez-tats?). There's a legion of cracker hackers out there and they're clearly thinking outside the box. If it can be done with a Cheez-It, it probably has been. But why?...

  • Head Start still making a difference after 50 years

    Casey Massengill doesn't know what she would have done without Head Start, a federally funded preschool program for low-income parents that is observing its 50th anniversary. The wife of a soldier stationed at Fort Carson and mom of two young boys, Massengill noticed her oldest son, Emery, didn't seem to be talking like other kids his age. "I...

  • How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

    For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help. The popularity of social media sites and advancements in the ability to analyze the vast amounts of data we put online give members of the class of 2015 more tools than ever to help chart their next...

  • Host families sought for foreign exchange students

    World Heritage Student Exchange Programs, a nonprofit organization under the sponsorship of ASSE International, is looking for American families to host high school students from European, Asian, former Soviet, Middle Eastern and African countries. The exchange students speak English, are intelligent and eager to learn about the United States...

  • Peek into the heads of 10 local kids at Youth Documentary Academy screening

    While many kids were playing their summer days away, a dozen teens spent seven weeks making documentary films at the inaugural Youth Documentary Academy. Bailey Francisco was one of them. The 17-year old senior at Fountain-Fort Carson High School produced and directed a 14-minute film about his father, an Army solder who suffered from...

  • Halloween marijuana-candy scare baseless so far

    DENVER — Police in Colorado have warned parents to look out for pot-laced Halloween candy. But parents don't seem too worried. A Denver-based testing company offered 1,000 free kits to parents wanting to screen their trick-or-treaters' haul for marijuana's psychoactive chemical. Only 45 parents took CB Scientific up on the offer. There have...

  • 5 places for trick-or-treating in Pikes Peak region

    As ghouls and goblins roam the streets Friday night, there also are other places besides homes to take youngsters trick-or-treating on Halloween. Here are a few ideas to keep your princesses and pirates smiling like a jack-o-lantern. - Mall-Oween at The Citadel mall, 750 Citadel Drive East, 5-7 p.m., free trick-or-treating throughout the...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes new arrival

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomed its newest resident Wednesday when Hadiah, an 18-year-old Bornean orangutan, gave birth just before midnight. The baby, whose sex is not known, is the second for parents Hadiah and 20-year-old Tujoh. Fewer than 10 orangutans are born each year at Association of Zoos and Aquariums member institutions, said the...

Advertisement

Peak PediaHealth 2014

Advertisement

Things to Do with Your Kids

 

Advertisement
Sponsored Content
Advertisement

Like Us on Facebook

Advertisement
Advertisement