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Ancient Grains but Modern Thinking: Purely Elizabeth Sets a Standard for More than Granola

June 30th, 2015

A kooky philosophy professor of mine used to refer to foods that were vegan, gluten free, and free of refined sugar as “morally pure”. Though he was being a bit silly and facetious, the word “purely” captures perfectly the ingredients, mission and values, and intentions of the now Boulder-based natural food company, Purely Elizabeth. In 2008, Elizabeth Stein was a nutrition student with a dream of opening a natural foods company and moving out west: the manifest destiny of someone hoping to change the game of healthy gluten-free, vegan foods forever. After a whirlwind... Read More

Sphero: The Ball That Does It All

April 16th, 2015

Thought the time for toys was in your past? Or that they’re only for your kids to play with? Think again! Get ready to stop, drop and roll with Sphero (literally this toy will actually do that!) the app controlled ball that does it all!   Sphero is a toy ball that combines technology and software with the physical play, movement and hardware of a toy. This sphere, hence the name Sphero, is made up of a high-impact polycarbonate shell that holds an Orbtotix Smart Robot inside. Compatible with iPhones and iPads using iOS 4.0+, Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and tablets as well as Andriod... Read More

On Your Mark, Get Set, TeamSnap!

April 9th, 2015

If you have ever coached a team sport of any kind, been a parent whose children are part of any number of team sports, or have been involved in a team of any kind then you know the organizational struggles of team sports. Even though in my mid twenties I am far removed from the team sport scene, I do remember the coordination chaos my parents underwent on a daily basis having three kids all involved in multiple soccer teams and dance companies; who had practice which night of the week and for what team, what time were games on the weekends? Or is it performances this weekend? Whose turn was it... Read More

Parents Caring for Themselves Part I: I Don’t Have TIME to “Just Be!”

September 30th, 2014

This is part of a series exploring how to take care of ourselves, as parents, emotionally, physically and mentally, with some articles also highlighting local resources to assist in this process. After re-reading my last article that opened with an example of my clear resistance to “doing” I started thinking about the idea of “being” and “doing.” Living in Boulder, “just be” is a phrase with which you’re most likely well-acquainted. To me it sometimes sounds like this sort of elusive, intangible state described in (blog) articles or we hear during yoga class. It’s revered and... Read More

Rivaling the Pumpkin Patch: Your Family’s Other Fall Must-do

September 23rd, 2014

“Mom, what are we going to do today?” Oh, the question, a favorite of children, always arriving much too early…particularly on a day that is open and unfettered, free of soccer games, work, and school. My daughter greets me every Sunday morning this way, nestling next to me as I’m merely contemplating the idea of maaaybe opening my eyes. I usually turn over covering my head with a pillow and mutter, “what about just relaxing…” It’s more of a spoken wishful thought than a true suggestion, as I already know from past experience that relaxing all day is to her a completely... Read More

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