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

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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 […]

Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival Roundup

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  Many schools in the metro area have a long weekend either this weekend or next for conferences, and it’s a perfect time to fit in a visit to the pumpkin patch! There are hundreds, all along the front range, but we’ve collected our favorite pick-your-own patches as well as harvest festivals for some down-on-the-farm […]

KidZone at Taste of Colorado!

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    photo atasteofcolorado.com Taste of Colorado or, “The Taste” as we all know it, is a Labor Day tradition for Denver-ites. They’ve always been a mecca of free family entertainment and great food. We especially enjoy catching the nationally-known musicians. (EnVogue is going to be there this year! Total 90s flashback!) This year there’s […]

6 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Denver

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We’d love to welcome our new writer, Emily Jones to the ColoradoMoms team! Check out her first post on fun things to do for Independence Day! With crazy high temps, rampant wildfires, and little rain so far this summer, many cities are already canceling their fireworks displays. (check here for a current, running list)  But never fear! […]

Summer Reading Program Roundup: Read to Learn AND Earn!

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Reading during the summer is an ideal way to help your kiddos keep up on their skills. And I honestly can’t think of a better way to spend a too-hot-to-play afternoon than laying in the shade with a book in hand. Some of us enjoy reading for the sheer pleasure of it, but plenty of […]

2014 Colorado County Fairs Schedule

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Colorado is made up of 64 counties and most of them have a county fair. Fair season in Colorado starts in July and goes all the way through the end of September. Here we’ve compiled a list of county fairs for you in chronological order for 2014. Don’t forget about the Colorado’s State Fair in […]

Mother’s Day Deals For Mom

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Did you know that Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants across the U.S.? Apparently, if Mom isn’t cooking, nobody is!  Since the odds are pretty good that you’ll go out to eat this Sunday, here’s a list of area restaurants that are offering freebies, gifts, food/drink specials, or discounts as a […]

March of Dimes March for Babies Colorado Walk Saturday, April 26

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According to the March of Dimes, prematurity is the leading killer of newborns in America. Preterm birth can happen to any pregnant woman, which is why it’s important women are educated about prenatal care.  The March of Dimes March for Babies Walk on Saturday, April 26. You can find more information here: http://www.marchofdimes.com/colorado/events/10300_3135303733.html.   March […]

Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Denver – May 4, 2014

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  Pregnancy and childbirth are normally a time of joy and excitement in the life of a woman and her family.  The impending addition is meticulously planned for and awaited.  Usually pregnancies progress without complication. Unfortunately, for about 7% of women, a serious condition arises called preeclampsia.  This serious disease of pregnancy most often occurs […]

LEGOLAND is Coming to Denver!

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Well, okay, not the entire theme park, wouldn’t THAT be awesome! But they are bringing two of their master builders for a fun and unique event outside of the Children’s Museum this Saturday, March 8, 2014.  LEGOLAND® California Resort introduces the “Model Builder Challenge”, featuring the Park’s Master Model Builders, Tim Sams and Rob McCarthy, […]

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed (Denver Museum of Nature and Science)

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My family and I are HUGE fans of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. They have a world class collection of artifacts, and the exhibits are interactive and engaging for just about every age group. We especially enjoy their temporary special exhibits. Recently, we saw the Mythbusters exhibit where the kids got to try […]

Introducing Our New Calendar Page!

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You already read ColoradoMoms.com for parenting tips, crafts, recipes, reviews, and a dash of humor. Now we are your go-to for things to do around the metro area and across the state! With a focus on free and low-cost events, there’s something on our Calendar page for all ages. You can add events right to […]

Alice’s 36 Hours for Kids Kicks off February 12, 2014. #36hrs4kids

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THREE DAYS TO MAKE MIRACLES AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO Annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon on Alice 105.9 Kicks off February 12   Aurora, CO – Alice 105.9 is getting ready to once again kick off its annual three-day radiothon to benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado. Alice’s 36 Hours for Kids, runs from 6:00 am to […]

SANTA EXPRESS TRAIN TO ROLL THROUGH ROYAL GORGE NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 26

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    This year, the Santa Express Train will kick off its run to the North Pole by hosting 700 children and adults from Starlight Children’s Foundation, Fremont County Department of Human Services and Starpoint, in Canon City, for a special sneak preview event Thursday, November 21. This spectacular 1.5 hour ride through Colorado’s Royal […]

Colorado Ballet’s 53rd Annual Production of The Nutcracker

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Colorado Ballet presents the 53rd annual production of The Nutcracker at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  The holidays are not complete until you join them for this seasonal favorite featuring unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes, classic choreography and Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. This dazzling spectacle of glittering snowflakes and shimmering sugarplums will transport […]