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March is Craft Month- Simon Says: Finish that Neglected Project or Move On

I love crafts, especially doing them with our son. In fact, I’m such a sucker for it that he tried out this tactic to delay bedtime the other night: “But Mama, I’m really in the mood to knit with you right now…” (and it almost worked). The thing about crafts is that they, like everything, demand time. So if you are a craft-loving, busy parent like me, you have loads of … [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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March is Craft Month- Simon Says: Finish that Neglected Project or Move On

I love crafts, especially doing them with our son. In fact, I’m such a sucker for it that he tried out this tactic to delay bedtime the other night: “But Mama, I’m really in the mood to knit with you right now…” (and it almost worked). The thing about crafts is that they, like everything, […]

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“Mama, what is THAT?” a guide to microaggression

If you have been downtown this week, you have likely noticed visitors from around the country here for the Creating Change conference, many of which may appear “unusual”, including deviations from traditional expressions of gender. What better opportunity to talk to our children about how to talk to and about people who are different from […]

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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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