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Switchcrafting your Halloween

One of my big problems with holidays is the mass consumption of stuff. Toys, wrapping paper, boxes, food, candy, clothes… All holidays have it. We buy new stuff and consume it quickly. Halloween is the next holiday coming up. Plastic costumes or lots of effort into homemade ones. And candy, so much candy. I have twin 4 year olds this year. Year One was easy. Put them in a cute … [Read More...]

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Charity at Home: Soup for the Soul

Throughout February, all 34 Colorado Panera Bread bakery-cafes will donate $0.25 from the sale of each soup in a bread bowl to Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice as part of its involvement in Soup for the Soul , a unique and heartwarming fundraiser which has resulted in more than $28,000 in donations to date. […]

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Simon Says: The Mother-Son Bond in Children’s Books

What is it about the love between a mother and her son? Any parental bond with their child regardless of gender is special in its own way- I can certainly speak from experience as a “daddy’s girl” and as a daughter who is close with her mother. However, now in the parental role myself,  I am […]

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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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Where do you go for new recipe ideas?

I love the internet and my smartphone, so my answer to this question is that I search the net for recipes.  I think I’m pretty good at it! for example, tonight I’m looking for something beefy to stick in our slow cooker. What’s your favorite site to use? Here are a few of mine: AllRecipes.com […]

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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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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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Frisco BBQ Challenge Father’s Day Weekend

If you’re looking for a Father’s Day weekend getaway, look no further.  The Frisco BBQ challenge is a perfect family event with activities for everyone. We were invited this year and I knew when we were David would be so happy to spend his father’s day weekend in Frisco.  It’s such a beautiful place this time of […]

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Dodge City, Kansas, a fun, inexpensive vacation destination

Summer means hitting the road for our family, if your family is similar, you might be wanting a short, but fun getaway. Dodge City, Kansas is a way to step back in time and have some fun, educational time with your family. We were sick of being at home this past Fall break and wanted […]

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