911 Driving School Presents Drive Fit – Beyond Drivers Ed

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Recently my oldest turned 15 and with that came the ever important driving learner’s permit. ACK! Am I really old enough to have a kid who is ready to drive?! A friend of ours works for 911 Driving School in Westminster and I loved how the entire program is taught and run by current and […]

Summer Fun with Kids on the Western Slope, Colorado: From A to Z

Western Slope Colorado Summer with Kids A to Z

This is a guest post from Veronica Daehn Harvey. Veronica lives in Western Colorado with her amazing husband and children. Read more from her at singlemomwithlove.com.  Looking for activities to do with your kiddos on the Western Slope this summer? From the Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction to the hot springs in Ouray, this […]

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 […]

Summer Fun with Kids Colorado Springs: From A to Z

Colorado Springs with kids A to Z

This is a guest post from Camille who blogs at Colorado Springs Tours and Reviews where she and her family are discovering their town one tour at a time. Follow Camille on twitter, facebook and pinterest!  From Pikes Peak to the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs is definitely a town worth exploring. Make this A […]

Local Business Spotlight: the STAGE at Mi Vida Strings

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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

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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

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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 […]

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 […]