Creating Opportunity for Choice

Creating Opportunity for Choice

By Erin Porteous, CEO As I reflect on the fact that we are already three weeks into the new year, I’ve been thinking about the concept of resolutions. If it takes 21 days to form a habit, then those “work out every day” or “eat more vegetables” or “put my phone away...
The Magic of Moments

The Magic of Moments

By Erin Porteous, CEO It’s the month of December and undoubtedly one of the busiest times of the year for many of us. There are office parties, family gatherings and festivities with friends. Our weekdays and weekends are filled with twinkling lights, tinsel and...
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...