More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Hoop-la: Embroidery's back, with some modern twists

    The Associated Press -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Hand embroidery is making a comeback, but what crafters are doing with needle and thread transcends the "Home Sweet Home" samplers of yesteryear. They're using innovative designs and materials to take embroidery to artistic realms. Scroll through websites such as Pinterest or Etsy...

  • J.K. Simmons' touching Oscars message: Call your folks

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS - stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Call your parents. It's been said so many times before, but when actor J.K. Simmons chose to share the simple message last week during his Academy Award acceptance speech, he inspired a Hallmark moment with Hollywood might and a viral trajectory. "Everybody, call your mom. Call...

  • Dear Donna: Boyfriend has concerns over 'honey-do' list

    By Donna Shugrue Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Dear Donna, I have been seeing a girl for a couple of months, and we are getting along great. At the end of our last date, she handed me a "honey do" list and asked if I could help with some things around her house. I said I would. Then I got home and read the list of eight things,...

  • Snow provides plenty of options near and in Colorado Springs for winter fun

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Pikes Peak region residents have two options for the weekend: stay cozy, warm and voluntarily snowed-in or go outside in search of great winter adventures. The abundance of snow that has graced the region, according to outdoor enthusiasts, has made winter adventures easier to reach...

  • Grandparenting From Afar

    By, Nancy Dyson
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Nancy Dyson has grandchildren in far flung places. She has developed ways to keep in touch even though separated by miles and has offered to share her experience with Gazette Parents on a monthly basis.

  • How to make the most of these snow days

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    School was canceled, but fifth-grader Delilah Tefertiller showed up just the same, a sled tucked under her arm. Her lesson plan for the day: discovering the thrill of going airborne. "A lot of people like to make jumps or ramps, which are fun," the 11-year-old said between trips...

  • Colorado Springs mom stresses knowing parents' rights in education

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    "Wake up! Be informed!" That's the message a local mother of three who has been around the educational block has for other parents. Bethany Drosendahl served as a parent representative on a 15-member, statewide task force lawmakers formed last year to study Colorado's standardized...

  • Colorado Springs artist creates family-friendly superheroes

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Jason Meents grew up loving comic books and newspaper comic strips - and never minding the genre was "for kids." A kid he was. "I'd get the newspaper every day and was excited for Sunday because they were bigger and in color," said Meents, 35, who as a boy in Chicago kept binders...

  • Where does Colorado rank among the happiest, healthiest states in the USA?

    By Mary Bowerman, USA TODAY Network
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    When it comes to well-being, Alaskans nabbed the top spot in the United States, according to an annual ranking. West Virginia, however, came in dead last for the sixth time in six years, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Hawaii and South Dakota followed...

  • Video Game Haiku Review - 'Evolve'

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Title: Evolve Format: PC, PS4, Xbox One Price: $59.99 Developer: Turtle Rock Studios Publisher: 2K ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+) The Grade: B –   Evolve Haiku Review Team up, kill monsters From peeps who made Left 4 Dead DLC costs what?!? What’s it all about:...

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