Hey, Guys! Here’s Some Last-Minute Valentine’s Gifts That Don’t Suck:


  Dear Guys, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. We know you’re stressing over what to buy us, and it’s not like our birthdays or Christmas where you can just ask us for ideas. It’s supposed to be a romantic surprise, right? Well, the good news is that we’re not really as high maintenance as you think, […]

National Autism Resources Holiday Gift Guide #AutismResources #GiftIdeas

autism gift guide

I’m always looking for new products for Brady and ideas to give family members for holidays and birthdays. So many products that are geared towards typical kids are great for autistic kids as well. I’ve written multiple gift guides showcasing various products, toys and even apps over the years. This year, the National Autism Resource […]

Shop Small This Saturday, November 29


As I’m typing this, I’m watching my Facebook feed fill up with pictures and status updates from my friends who are already out there shopping on Black Friday. Some of them have been at since they finished eating Thanksgiving dinner! I don’t fault them–I just can’t do it. There’s not a discount deep enough to […]

Radio Shack Black Friday Deals and #GiftSmart Ideas

radio shack surveyor drone

My boys and I are tech geeks so we love a trip to Radio Shack to play with the RC cars, check out smartphone accessories and test drive speakers and headphones. My oldest is a Lamborghini fanatic, middle loves anything to do with video games and youngest boy is selfie obsessed. There is always something […]

Barnes & Noble’s Discovery Weekend & Holiday Gift Ideas #BNDiscovery

BNDiscovery Minecraft

Last night I attended an exclusive preview of Barnes & Noble’s Discovery Weekend happing November 21 – 23rd. Being a teeny-bopper at heart, I was especially excited to learn what Nick Jonas had to do with Barnes & Noble. I heard rumblings of some sort of something, so I drove to Aurora, Colorado to meet […]

Curing the Gimmies: Giving Kids the Gift of Charity


  Every year around this time, there’s a nasty virus that goes around. It affects nearly every kid, it’s highly contagious, and even though many adults are immune, some of them still catch it. Symptoms include whining, complaining, and even tantrums. The dreaded Gimmies.  “Gimme a light-up Razor scooter!” “Gimme more Skylanders!” “Gimme a new […]

Gift Guide for Tween Boys for Birthdays and Holidays

Gift Guide for Tween Boys

This post has been written by my nine year-old. Well, narrated to me and I cleaned up his grammar… slightly. His birthday is tomorrow and he will finally be in the double digits! He gave me a list a mile long of various video games and toys he wanted and I assume most boys his […]

Unique Gift Ideas for Men, Teens, Wine Lovers and more!

Gift Ideas for Men

My eBay Collections were curated as part of my collaboration with eBay.  Christmas is almost here! If you are like me, you have some shopping done, but are struggling with what to get those hard to shop for people on your lists. My husband is probably one of the hardest people to give a gift […]

Looking For Gifts For Hard to Buy For People? Check Out My Collections!

eBay Collections by ColoradoMoms

My eBay Collections were curated as part of my collaboration with eBay. I’ve been an eBay fanatic since 2002. We’ve bought and sold so many things over the past 11 years. When my husband was in medical school we were able to sell off old text books and CDs to afford to buy Halloween costumes […]

This Holiday’s Most Wanted Toys & A New App That Makes Shopping Easier!


Last week I attended the TimetoPlayMag.com Holiday Showcase in New York City. As always the event was the highlight of my travel all year! What could be better, good friends, great companies and TOYS! With three boys in the house, I made a bee line for LeapFrog, LEGO and Jazwares. I’ll explain why in a […]

4 Gift Ideas for Special Needs Kids

Lego Duplo Read and Build

As seen on Colorado’s Best on Channel 2 here in Denver this morning! Yes, I was extremely nervous as this was only my 3rd news-style segment and dozenth time in front of the camera in general. Thankfully I had been to the studio before with Chris (@TheToyGuy) with Time to Play. Every time he’s in […]