Denver Art Museum Announces FREE Admission for All Kids!

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We’ve loved the Denver Art Museum for many years–there’s always something new to see, and with make-it-yourself art stations and family backpacks full of activities, there is so much for families and kids to do and explore!  So we were very excited to learn today that through the generosity of Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente, […]

Nerd Block Jr – Gamer Subscription Box

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My boys love video games. LOVE them. We have every major system and spend more time at Game Stop than at the library. Obsessed doesn’t begin to cover it. So when Nerd Block contacted me asking if I’d like to review their latest monthly subscription box, my boys answered for me. YES!  Nerd Block is […]

Take the Night Off At Session Kitchen’s Monday Funday Family Feast!

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For Tasty Tuesday this week, I’m stepping out of my kitchen and into Chef Scott Parker’s kitchen. Every busy parent knows the weeknight song-and-dance, right? You’re tired, they’re starving. Your fridge is about as empty as your wallet, and so you cave and order take-out. Or maybe you schlep everyone to the nearest fast-casual joint or […]

Tasty Tuesday: Five-Ingredient Taco Spaghetti

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My middle kid–she’s only eleven but she stands a full 2 inches taller than me at 5 foot 7. And she eats. All. The. Time. It’s like a hobby for her. She also happens to be my pickiest eater, and is a typical “don’t touch me” moody adolescent. So when I made this dish and […]

Robert Smigel Has the Perfect Response to a Fan Questioning the Support of Autism Speaks #NightOfTooManyStars

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Yesterday on the popular site Reddit, Robert Smigel (writer, actor, producer most famous for his work on SNL, Conan as well as the creator/voice/puppeteer of Triumph the Insult Dog) held what’s known as an AMA (ask me anything). He was promoting tonight’s Comedy Central event The Night of Too Many Stars, a fundraiser for Autism.  […]

Tasty Tuesday: One-Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

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Sometimes I stumble on something soooo yummy, that we gobble it up before I can get a picture. This is one of those times.  Stuffed peppers are one of our family’s favorite dinners, but they’re not my favorite to make. Between cooking the rice, browning the meat, mixing the filling, and baking the finished casserole, […]

Road Tripping With Cooper Tires

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Every spring and summer break since I can remember, my parents would load us kids up for a road trip. Spring meant Easter with my mom’s aunt in Nebraska…I’ll never forget the smell of fresh fried chicken greeting us, or the coziness of my great-aunt’s handmade quilts atop her big brass bed. Summer meant my grandparents’ […]

Tasty Tuesday: Luscious 5-Ingredient Pineapple Pie

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With all the heavy snow lately (and more on the way!) we’re getting a little weary of all the soups, stews, and casseroles. Craving a taste of something light and fruity that would take us to somewhere a little warmer than here, my kids and I tried this recipe we got from my grandmother, who […]

Tasty Tuesday: No-Boil Mac and Cheese

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Homemade mac and cheese is probably one of my all-time favorite comfort foods! But it is a chore–it takes a lot of steps and a LOT of dishes! Luckily for me and my family I found a way to skip the boiling step, and it comes out soooo creamy and cheesy, and the pasta doesn’t […]

Free Printable Valentines with Penguins

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Get ready to share a little love with Free Printable Valentines. Valentine’s Day is 5 days away and we haven’t made our Valentine’s cards yet. Have you? We always like to make our own Valentines but sometimes (most always) we wait until the last minute. If you’re still looking for cards, not to worry… Printable Valentines will […]

Tasty Tuesday: Crock Pot Gumbo

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This was originally published last Mardi Gras, but I’m in a bit of a Cajun mood today–plus I am trying to kick a head cold and there’s no better cure than spicy food! I’m making an extra-hot batch of gumbo and hoping it cures what ails me! Stay tuned for another Nawlins favorite next weeks: […]

“The Opposite of Spoiled”: Starting the Money Conversation With Your Kids

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“Kids these days are so spoiled” How often do you hear those words, or say them yourself? For me, it’s quite often. I know that my own kids don’t hurt or want for anything, and neither do their friends. It seems we parents have extended ourselves and our budgets to the uppermost limits, just so […]

Tasty Tuesday: Thai Cashew Chicken

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Today I’m sharing a recipe from my friend and fellow Colorado blogger, Catherine of Evolving Motherhood. I met Catherine this past fall in a cab on the way to a blog conference, and it turned out we were on the same flight and didn’t even realize it! Catherine shares my passion for clean, healthy eating […]

Tipsy Tuesday: Mile-High Mules

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Ever since I was really little, my parents and grandparents used to take us to this pizza place in northwest Denver called the Edgewater Inn, and they were kinda famous for the Moscow Mule cocktail. I always just thought the copper mugs were pretty and I was jealous that the grownups got to drink out […]

Foodies, Friends, Families–There’s Something for Everyone at Stout Street Social

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My family and I love trying new restaurants. The only problem is, we can never seem to agree on where to go. There’s my Kansas-born and bred husband who doesn’t believe it’s a meal if it doesn’t include a giant hunk of meat. There’s my 7 year old son, whose sophisticated tastes range from Korean […]