The Unexpected Link Between Giving and Gratitude

The Unexpected Link Between Giving and Gratitude

By Erin Porteous, CEO I’d like to interrupt your regular holiday programming with something a little different today. With something unexpected and something joyful. While this time of year is definitively (and wonderfully) all about gratitude and giving, what I’ve...
Cultivating Courage: How We Teach Kids to Be Fearless

Cultivating Courage: How We Teach Kids to Be Fearless

By Erin Porteous, CEO At a young age, I grew a deep fondness for the natural landscape in Colorado; the fresh air, exploring the Rocky Mountains and playing with mother nature’s tools. I could build the ultimate fort with just dirt, leaves and branches. I could...
A Local Solution to the High Co$t of Child Care

A Local Solution to the High Co$t of Child Care

By Erin Porteous, CEO Becoming a parent in the last year has brought countless changes to my life. The daily necessities of feeding and clothing my daughter, making sure we read to her every night, debating if and when she should ever have “screen time,” and...
The Art of Imagination and the Importance of Failure

The Art of Imagination and the Importance of Failure

By Erin Porteous, CEO As I was walking through a playground with my daughter a few weeks ago, I found myself admiring the lovely handiwork of tiny fingers that constructed an intricate scene utilizing materials from the great Mother Nature. Was I looking at a camping...
Fresh Air and Adventures

Fresh Air and Adventures

By Erin Porteous, CEO When the warm breeze of summer sweetens the air, and the sun lingers over the mountains just a little bit longer in the evenings, I can’t help but want to turn on the serenading sounds of John Denver. Over the years, his music has become a...
The Four Ingredients All Kids Need

The Four Ingredients All Kids Need

By Erin Porteous, CEO I’ll admit I’m not the most in-the-know person when it comes to pop culture. Like many of you, I’m a working parent with a partner, family and friends, and a love of the great outdoors, which doesn’t leave much time for watching – let alone...