In yet another demographic-alienating screw-up, an employee at a Tennessee Chick-Fil-A approached a woman who was breastfeeding in the store's play area and asked her to cover up. The woman said didn't want to throw a towel over her child because the hungry tot would just push it away -- and by law ... More >>
Shayna Ferm, a prodigal Coloradan returned from years in the New York comedy scene, hosts and organizes a monthly show called Pump and Dump, designed to engage with young moms and provide a sorely needed evening of fun. Ferm, young mother herself, was frustrated by the lack of entertainment opportun ... More >>
Since the kidnapping and murder of Jessica Ridgeway, a ten-year-old Westminster girl, the number of reports about metro-area abduction attempts has risen sharply. The latest is info out of Aurora -- and while police don't believe it's connected to the Ridgeway case (unlike a May jogger attack), the ... More >>
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado announced today that it has reached a settlement with a Jefferson County charter school that allegedly refused to renew a teacher's contract after she complained about a lack of breastfeeding accommodations. The ACLU and the woman at the center of this ... More >>
At this writing, breastfeeding advocates are gathering at Pirates Cove Family Aquatic Center in Englewood for what they're calling a "Nurse-In" -- an event intended to remind the public that nursing a baby in a public place is perfectly legal and entirely acceptable. Why Pirates Cove? Co-organizer ... More >>
Time magazine started the whole thing, with a cover that featured a toddler smirking like a teenager while latched onto his mother's breast. The cover story, on attachment parenting, inspired a response from both Westword writer Jef Otte, who thinks attachment parenting sucks, and local comic Andrew ... More >>
As we noted in a recent post about a new Metro State policy, breastfeeding is suddenly a hot topic thanks to a Time magazine story about attachment parenting featuring a hot mama with a toddler craning up to dock with her nipple. This prompted our own Jef Otte to rip attachment parenting in a Villag ... More >>
The beef started on Facebook. Creeped out by last week's TIME cover story about attachment parenting -- you know, the weird one with the preschool-age kid standing on a stool and suckling his mom's tit -- I penned an essay for the Village Voice about how much attachment parenting sucks and posted it ... More >>
Thanks to a certain Time magazine cover photo, breastfeeding is a hot topic -- one 7News localized with the story of a Metro State student who said her grade was docked for taking time out of class to pump breast milk. But a Metro spokesman says the school was tackling the issue before being prodded ... More >>
The Denver Zine Library at 2727 West 27th Avenue is hosting a special Rad Dad reading on Saturday at 1 p.m. featuring Tomas Moniz, editor of the Rad Dad zine and co-editor (with Daddy Dialectic editor Jeremy Adam Smith) of the new book Rad Dad: Dispatches From the Frontiers of Fatherhood. W ... More >>
Is the concept of students bringing lunch from home dying a hideous death -- just like live social interaction and Gilbert Gottfried's career? At Little Village Academy on Chicago's west side, students are not allowed to bring lunches from home unless they have a medical excuse, so they have ... More >>
What do you do if you suspect your kid is on drugs? A) Fry an egg in a pan and say, "This is your brain on drugs." B) Make him watch the E! True Hollywood Story of Lindsay Lohan. C) Attend a Time to Act Community Program. The first two won't win you Mom or Dad of the Year. But the third, spo ... More >>
Were you a pleasingly plump baby? If so, you might have a case against your mother -- if she was ingesting trans fat by the gallon while breastfeeding. Alex Anderson, assistant professor at the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, and his team studied 96 women and their babies and ca ... More >>
Kristine Lauria, "lactivist."Not all stores and businesses in Colorado understand the state's breastfeeding laws. But an increasing number of women here do, and they're standing up for their rights. Example: Following negative publicity generated by Sandy Snow being asked to leave a Colorado ... More >>
Sandy and Ashlie.The Rockies may have lost to the Red Sox last night, but they won with Sandy Snow. Earlier this season, Snow had been breastfeeding her daughter, Ashlie, at a game when Coors Field personnel asked her to move out of view, even though only Ashlie's toes were exposed. Snow was ... More >>
When does breast-feeding constitute a crime? When local police officers don't know the law. Bethany Morton was at the Old Country Buffet in Maplewood, Minnesota, for Easter dinner when her six-month-old son, Dawson, got hungry -- so she started feeding him milk au natural, without bothering ... More >>
Last week's Newsweek cover, with the tagline "Is Your Baby Racist," was worth a good laugh. But after they followed it up with "The Case for Killing Granny," I'm starting to think they might have hired a drunken monkey -- or, worse, a consultant -- to design their covers. If next week's cove ... More >>
A Flickr photoAnother day, another list ranking American cities -- the latest being a U.S. News & World Report survey pinpointing the ten top communities for raising children. Yes, Denver made the top ten. Its blurb reads: "Whether they prefer snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains, biking thro ... More >>
I can be one hard gal to shop for, and I've been known to exchange, re-gift and return gifts. I can't help it -- which means many of my exhausted family members and friends have simply given up and retreated to the faithful standby of gift cards and certificates. Haters say the cards or certifica ... More >>
Pryor Orser's Basketball Camps
Libby Weaver , Channel 31
The bonds of love are being broken for Rosa Avina.
Nineteen-year-old Albert Galvan wants to raise his baby, but the court says she's better off with her foster parents.
JLO for dessert
Denver's fathers reconnect with their families and themselves.
Starr Car Seat Travel Tray
In bitter custody battles, parents aren't fighting for their kids -- they're fighting through them.
The state is finding ways to treat behavioral problems when they first appear -- in daycare.
Rose Medical Center's gourmet meal
Little Mountain Outdoor Gear for Kids
To speed up its child welfare system, Denver will need to stop kidding around.
Take one Mexican father, one drug-addicted mother and a pair of foster parents. Take away one baby.
For Dan Savage, promiscuity takes a back seat to parenthood.
Roy's Cherry Creek
Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness
Black & White by Krista
A peanut allergy puts the Auraria Daycare Center in a sticky spot.
WHILE ABORTION PROTESTER KEN SCOTT SAYS HE LOOKS OUT FOR KIDS, HE HIMSELF IS A DEADBEAT DAD.
THE BATTLE LINES ARE FORMING IN THE BREWING POLITICAL SKIRMISH OVER PARENTS' RIGHTS.