Punch Bowl Social–Eat, Play, SING, and Be Merry!

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I’m always on the lookout for activities that my teenage kids can enjoy with their friends–I mean, a person can only hang out at the mall so much before it gets boring. (especially when you’re not old enough to have a paycheck!). So when I was invited to spend a few hours at Punch Bowl […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Bonefish Grill’s New COLOSSAL Menu

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Every year before Christmas, my hubby and I take a night out to reconnect before the chaos, and we use it as a “meeting” to lay out our holiday budget, what are we getting for whom, where are we going on which day…basically all the little details that get lost in the shuffle! It’s a […]

The New #LeapTV is Great for Special Needs Kids!

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We are huge LeapFrog fans in this house. I love the educational qualities, but also love how easy they are for Brady to use. With his autism and other disabilities, video games are usually challenging. He struggles with hand eye coordination and understanding the concept of a lot of the games out there. He also […]

Does Zerona Actually Zap Your Fat Away?

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I’m a sucker. I’ll bet the first to admit it. So when I saw a Groupon for Zerona promising me the “Only FDA approved laser body contouring” I jumped on it. I’ve been not-so-slowly gaining weight due to a bad reaction to a combo of medicine I was on and mix that with being lazy and feeling […]

Review: “Alexander” and the adorable, funny, feel-good, family film!

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Think about the worst day you’ve ever had. Everything goes wrong…your alarm doesn’t go off, you’re rushed getting out the door, there’s a huge traffic jam, and worst of all YOU’RE OUT OF COFFEE! Now imagine that everyone in your family is having an equally awful day!  That’s exactly what happens to the Cooper family […]

Don’t fear the #selfie! Spa Week is coming!

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 Living in Colorado, we are short on two things: moisture, and oxygen. Especially when the weather gets colder, our high and dry climate can wreak havoc on skin. Combine that with stress, not eating right, travelling,…and lately my skin has just been looking blah.  I really needed a pick me up, so when I was […]

Ballet and The Bard: Colorado Ballet Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

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I’ve always loved Shakespeare’s comedies the best. There’s always a love triangle, often a magic spell or two, and the master of words crafted the dialogue with lots of satire, puns, and innuendos. But without the Bard’s unique phrasing, rhyming, and double entendres, would a classic story be any good without any words at all?  My […]

LeapBand by LeapFrog is Great for Kids with Special Needs

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After getting to interview Mia Hamm about getting kids active and learn about the LeapFrog LeapBand, I thought I would post my own review of the product. (Don’t forget we have a giveaway going as well!!!) When LeapFrog sent me the LeapBand, I was a little nervous as to how Brady would receive it. He […]

Introducing CORE by Origami Owl #FashionFriday

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I’m always searching for that perfect “everyday” necklace. I don’t just want it to be 1 charm on a chain, or have so many that you feel like your necklace is weighing you down. Something delicate, but with meaning. I have ones with the boys birthstones, their names or initials, ones to celebrate my pride […]

The Toyota Sienna Saved our Sanity During Our Road Trip

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Imagine a road trip with your family. Husband, Wife, three boys ages 6 to 15. Throw in a special needs kiddo and the fact the husband has to work for 24+ hours the day before you leave. Your destination is 800 miles away. In between you and your destination? The entire state of Kansas. Sounds […]