Local Business Spotlight: the STAGE at Mi Vida Strings


Three years ago, Michele and Eric Trujillo opened Mi Vida Strings, a stringed instrument shop in South Westminster. They have provided high quality rentals to students around the metro area as well as expert repairs and restorations, since their opening. Recently their love of music and art led them to acquire the building next door […]

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, […]

Love my LYS: 9 Yarn Shops Along The Front Range of Colorado

LYS Yarn Shops Front Range Colorado

I am a yarn junkie. It’s not a secret. So when I was asked for a list of my favorite yarn shops in Colorado, I figured it would be a breeze. Then I started listing them all. We’re lucky to have a lot of fantastic local yarn shops in Denver and along the Front Range. […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Marijuana


Pot, weed, Mary Jane…whatever you call it, you can’t hardly turn on the news or visit Facebook without encountering at least one or more headlines about it. It’s big news in Colorado right now, and a lot of the bugs are still being worked out in the new legislation.  If you’re confused by it, imagine […]

Colorado Ballet’s 53rd Annual Production of The Nutcracker


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 […]

Samaritan’s Purse Arrives in Colorado to Help with the Black Forest Fire Relief

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The fires in Colorado are devastating. It’s great to see so many in our community, and around the world, helping those who have lost their homes. Samaritan’s Purse is one of those organizations helping with the relief. A great article on their blog, Out of Ashes, helps describe in more detail what they are here […]

Let’s Camp! Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Camping Program for First Time Campers

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Calling all new campers and those who’ve always wanted to learn to camp. Registration is now open for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 2013 Let’s Camp! program. This year’s program will be held at Cheyenne Mountain State Park and Lake Pueblo State Park. Let’s Camp! covers all the fundamentals of camping, from setting up tents to […]

Helping Kids Cope with the Colorado Wildfires

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With the wildfires burning across Colorado, we wanted to help provide some resources when talking to your kids about the fires and how to help with smoke inhalation. This information below has been provided by The Children’s Hospital of Colorado.  BLACK FOREST FIRE UPDATE: 7,800-8,000 acres. At least 80 homes have been destroyed. Zero-percent containment: http://on9news.tv/11faDNJ […]

Colorado Family Getaways

Colorado Family Getaways

Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer is a full-time freelance writer residing in Colorado. She is also the founder of HeidiTown.com, a blog about Colorado festivals and travel. Contact her at TheMayor@HeidiTown.com. Here she shares her top Colorado getaways for families. If you are just visiting Colorado, or have lived here all your life, these mini-trips are sure to please! […]

How to Handle Biting in Young Children

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This is a great gust post by Families First. Families First, a Colorado nonprofit founded in 1986, serves a dual purpose – providing support services for families to prevent child abuse and neglect, and offering residential treatment for young, abused children. Through its proactive parent education classes and outreach, free statewide support line (1-800-CHILDREN), and residential […]

Wacky Apple – Wicked Good!

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One of the perks of my job is reviewing things. This time I got to review applesauce. Applesauce?! you may be asking. Yup and it was delicious! This isn’t your ordinary applesauce though. It’s local, made in Colorado and organic! They have apple juice, applesauce, flavored applesauces, flat fruit and more. My kids went bananas […]

Free Breakfast at Denver Area Chick-fil-A Restaurants


Our local Chick-fil-A is always busy! Many area moms love it for the play area, great food and friendly staff. Coming soon, eighteen Chick-fil-A® restaurants in the Metro Denver Area will host a breakfast giveaway from Monday, March 4, to Saturday, March 9. Beginning Monday, Feb. 25, customers can visit Chick-fil-Aforbreakfast.com to reserve their free […]