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Seven Good Things about Autism (in honor of Autism Awareness Month)

“There is a place for Autism in our world, a valid, worthwhile, important place. We need to see the beneficial aspect of the differences and see that these children and adults deserve an equal amount of respect.” - Barbara Sher, Certified Occupational Therapist Meet Barbara Sher, aka “The Games Lady” and author of 10 books on childhood development, whose professional focus … [Read More...]

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Unique (and Green) Gift Ideas for your Gifted Child

Children who are exceptionally intelligent in one or more areas can be particularly difficult to choose gifts for, either because their interests are so esoteric (e.g., physics) or so focused that you are inclined to expand their horizons (e.g., no more puzzles, no more comics!). Here are some unique ideas for families in Denver that […]

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Guest Post: Summer tubing at Snow Mountain Ranch

  You would think that, being a native, I enjoy the snow. The fact is that I don’t. I have great memories of sledding when I was younger. I had a pink sled and we would get all bundled up and go sledding down the big hill at Meadowood Recreation Center. I have taken my […]

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Seven Good Things about Autism (in honor of Autism Awareness Month)

“There is a place for Autism in our world, a valid, worthwhile, important place. We need to see the beneficial aspect of the differences and see that these children and adults deserve an equal amount of respect.” – Barbara Sher, Certified Occupational Therapist Meet Barbara Sher, aka “The Games Lady” and author of 10 books […]

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Guest post: The Ride Home

The most important thing to say to your child is how much you enjoyed watching them play By Linda Crum, Executive Director of the Positive Coaching Alliance Colorado Spring sports season has arrived for many young athletes around the Denver Metro area. Youth and high school sports can provide many opportunities for children to develop […]

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Colorado Cooking – Chicken, Rice and Peanut Stew

My husband saw this recipe on a weekend gardening show and it has become a standard at our house. Simple to make, it’s yummy and the peanut butter makes it an easy sell for the kids. Some people may like a really crunchy, pea-nutty stew, in which case you can use crunchy peanut butter and […]

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HelloFresh! Is a healthy way to feed your family and save the hassle!

Be sure to scroll to the bottom to get your discount code! Last week I had the chance to try HelloFresh‘s new service. All I have to say is “what a fabulous idea! They send you all the ingredients  you need to make recipes for your family with easy to follow recipe cards and fabulous […]

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Recipe Round-up – top 3 Denver Parent Recipes!

We thought it might be nice to give you some of our most visited recipes – just in case you’re struggling with dinner ideas. Some of these might require a rainy day, but they’re great stand by recipes for all occasions. Roaster Rosemary Rooster Potatoes A yummy side dish to any dinner – these are […]

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Roasted Rosemary Rooster Potatoes

We love potatoes and so we took the opportunity to try Rooster potatoes from Albert Bartlett very seriously.   We paired a very simple recipe from their website with a family favorite – fried chicken! The Rooster potato is not a russet or a red potato – what makes the Rooster potato so unique is its fresh, nutty and buttery […]

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Unique (and Green) Gift Ideas for your Gifted Child

Children who are exceptionally intelligent in one or more areas can be particularly difficult to choose gifts for, either because their interests are so esoteric (e.g., physics) or so focused that you are inclined to expand their horizons (e.g., no more puzzles, no more comics!). Here are some unique ideas for families in Denver that […]

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Guest Post: Summer tubing at Snow Mountain Ranch

  You would think that, being a native, I enjoy the snow. The fact is that I don’t. I have great memories of sledding when I was younger. I had a pink sled and we would get all bundled up and go sledding down the big hill at Meadowood Recreation Center. I have taken my […]

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Keystone to relax, can it be done?

Colorado is known for being outdoorsy and athletic and in no place is this more evident than the ski resorts. With their summer offerings of rafting, mountain bike riding, rock climbing and even such unusual sports as snow-free tubing, you definitely feel the pull of nature when you’re up there. However, we had just returned […]

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What a way to see New England, the Toyota Highlander

As part of our fabulous tour of the East Coast, the nice people at Toyota arranged for us to evaluate the Toyota Highlander and I have to admit I’m more than a little impressed. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is large, roomy and upscale. It’s an excellent option for car shoppers with an aversion to thirsty […]

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