I took my oldest to a pre-screening of Disney Pixar’s newest movie, Brave. He’s 13 and I was nervous that he would think he was “too cool” to see it, but he loved it! My 7 year-old thinks movie theaters are too loud and my youngest is autistic and can’t sit still for the length […]
Archives for June 2012
Even if you do not live in Colorado, chances are you have heard of the horrific fires that are going on in our state right now. As of Thursday, June 28th, there were 10 active fires burning over a total of 150,000 acres in our state. More than 600 homes have been lost and 3 […]
Last week I had my boys invite a few friends over to play with the new Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare. It’s no surprise to any of you by now, that I love what I do. How many of us can say that part of our job is to turn off the computer and go play […]
I had a hard time this week trying to find the right activities to share for the weekend. With the Colorado fires, it is hard to think of doing much else other than helping and doing rain dances to try and get them put out! However, we have a post with some fantastic resources for […]
First of all, our hearts and thoughts go out to all of those affected by the fires in Colorado right now. I cannot imagine going through evacuation or worse, losing a house, pet or loved one. Here we have user submitted photos from our forums of the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs. You can […]
Wow! So honored to be attending this, right as we speak! So far it’s been amazing. I’ve met so many new people and even got to hear Bill Ford himself talk about sustainability and how Ford is working to get their cars to be more environmentally friendly. Did you know that 85% of a Ford […]
This weekend is supposed to be hot hot hot! Be sure to drink up lots of water and keep cool! Here are some ideas to help pull you off the couch and get you active while still staying cool and having fun! JUST ADD WATER –June 1th- Aug. 22 at Children’s Museum of Denver; 10am-5pm […]
With Summer here, if you are like me, you are trying to find fun and inexpensive things to do with the kids. Plum District to the rescue! I’ve found a couple great deals for local attractions that you won’t want to miss! Denver- The Denver Children’s Museum: $5 for 1 Admission to Plum District’s B-Day […]
My “Wordless Wednesday” is a bit word-full today. 😉 Oh how my husband loves Guinness. For Father’s Day I found a recipe on a great site, My Baking Addiction, for Guinness Cupcakes! Looks yummy right?! This recipe was soooooo good! Even though the Guinness is in the cupcake, for non-drinkers, it just tastes like […]
Potty Training Free Parenting Seminar Presented by: Learn how to outsmart your toddler during the sometimes trying and challenging time of potty-training. Get tips on making the whole process easier for you and your child. Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Location: The Denver Zoo 2300 Steele Street Denver, CO […]
Say WHAT?! Yup. You read that right. I wanted to do something special for Father’s Day and thought, everyone loves BACON! I was off on a hunt for recipes. I came across many but none that I was thrilled about so I came up with my own. It’s more of a french toast tastin’ muffin […]
Its Father’s Day weekend! Wrap up the tie, color the card and give your dad a fun day with the family! There are tons of activities around town, and here are three that are unique and fun and will be enjoyable for the whole family! BIG BOY LOCOMOTIVE WEEKEND –Saturday, June 16th at Forney Museum; […]
With so many toys that have gadgets galore, sing, talk, dance, play videos, it’s nice to have the boys play with a toy that needs a bit more imagination. Hape Toys sent us the Quadrilla Twist and Rail set. Instantly all three boys wanted to set it up. There is an instruction booklet and my […]
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the High Park Fire outside of Fort Collins, Colorado. This photo was taken Monday night looking towards Longs Peak, a full hour south of the fire, but you can see the plumes of smoke from my property. Want more Wordless Wednesday? Check out: The Bonafide Life, Better in […]
WOW! I never imagined it would be this hard to pick winners for a contest, or that so many of you have such amazing reasons to want to bond as a family and get outdoors! It was a very tough decision to pick the winners. I did a mix of random winners mixed with ones […]
Kate (Knitschmidt.com) and I are best friends. Have been for 6 years now. Our kids are all similar ages with our third children being only 5 weeks apart in age. Her newest addition to the family is Jack. A curious cutie whom I get to dote on.
I get to review a long list of items to share with you all but one thing I lack is an infant/newborn. Lucky for me, Kate lets me throw products her way to review from time to time. This time I brought over the latest baby item from TinyLove, the 3-in-1 Rocker Napper.
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We had such a fun time visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs this weekend. I took the boys down and was giving an all access tour of the zoo. Settle in, get comfy, I have A LOT to tell and show you!
All lot of us in Denver think Colorado Springs is too far to go for just a day trip. I’m here to tell you to GO! Seriously. We live north of Denver and it only took us about an hour and a half to get down there. We left at 9am and were back home by 5pm and did almost everything the zoo had to offer. If you want to pack in even more fun, take a drive through Garden of the Gods on your way back, but for now, back to the Zoo…
We arrived and were greeted by Katie, their social media/marketing superstar. She said she had a fun day for us and she did not disappoint! First stop… Orangutans, monkeys and gorillas!
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Get your sunscreen out and tie up your laces because this weekend is a BIG one! If you needed some activities to get the wiggles out of those kiddo’s that are anxious for the summer to get underway, there are more than enough things happening this weekend to keep them busy! AURORA ARTS FESTIVAL-June […]
Chris Bird (of MamaBirdsBlog.com) attended a meeting with Common Ground for ColoradoMoms. Here, she shares what she learned about foods in Colorado.
Cornucopia photo courtesy of Brent.
Are non-organic foods safe and nutritious? Should I be worried about antibiotics in my meat? What about hormone usage in our meat and milk? What is the difference between organic and non-organic milk? These are all questions we’ve started to ask as consumers and mothers in recent years. I know they’ve nagged me.
I’ve done some cursory exploring on these topics since becoming a mom, because like all moms, I want what’s best for my child. I’ve searched the Internet, browsed books, asked friends, even thrown questions out on Twitter. Surprisingly, a few dairy farmers actually responded to me through Twitter. Can I just tell you as a side note, how much I love Twitter? Anyway, what they had to say about antibiotics and hormone usage in milk was vastly different from everything I had heard and read from every other source. It was refreshing to hear from the very people whose livelihood IS milk.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to ask more questions like those above directly of farmers? Who better to know the answers in this age of agricultural biotechnology than those who study it and implement it?
Your questions became the impetus for the formation of CommonGround.
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I recently got to take a sneak peek at the brand new Disney Store in Park Meadows Mall. All I can say is, WOW! With 2 trips to Disney World under my belt in the last month or so, you would think I’d be Disney-d out by now. Nope!
The store makes you feel like you are at one of the parks, or in the very least, not in Colorado anymore. The trees literally come alive! Showing images of leaves, birds, fairies, scenes from movies (and possibly a Hidden Mickey if you look carefully). There is a gazebo for the kids showing clips of shows that they can change to show what they like. Every so often the Disney Villains try to take over the store but thankfully a few of the good guys come to save the day.
But my favorite part happens when the store opens! Children will help “unlock imagination” and open the door! How cute is that?!
Click through to get the details on how you can attend the Grand Opening and see some sneak peek pictures of the new store!