Christmas Light Viewing: A Guide to the Best of the Metro Area

Photo Credit Emily Vanek

Did you know? Many historians believe the tradition of outdoor holiday lights began right here in Denver in 1914, with one D.D. Sturgeon (of Denver’s Sturgeon Electric Company) decking out his pine tree with electric lights into red and green paint, to bring his ill grandson some Christmas cheer.  Some of the best memories I have from […]

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 […]

Score a Free Cup of Joe on National Coffee Day!

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Oh Coffee, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Whether it’s freshly ground and brewed in my kitchen every morning, an afternoon drive through pick-me-up, or an espresso with dessert at a nice restaurant…it’s just soooo good! Any time, any way, I love the stuff.  So you know I’ll be celebrating by […]

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 […]

Back in the Classroom with Door to Door Organics & Livewell Colorado (& a #Giveaway!)

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I consider myself a pretty good cook, but I am always looking for ways to expand my repertoire. Especially when it comes to kid-friendly and healthy food. So when I was invited to attend a cooking class with Door to Door Organics and Livewell Colorado, centered on exactly those types of foods, I jumped at […]

Lowes & Habitat for Humanity – Giving Back in Denver

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I had the unique opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver and Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers  who worked together in September to revitalize a home in the Globeville neighborhood in Denver. Lowe’s awarded Habitat a $70,000 grant to help complete the project. Volunteers from both organizations teamed up with community members to install […]

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 […]

5 Pick-Your-Own Farms on the Front Range

Photo used with permission from Pikes Peak Urban Gardens & Harlan Wolfe ranch

    As summer winds down, harvest time picks up at farms and orchards across the state. Colorado is probably best known for Olathe Sweet Corn, Rocky Ford melons, Palisade peaches, and Grand Junction wine grapes. But you don’t have to travel to the Western Slope–there are plenty of small farm operations just a short drive […]

Adventure Awaits at Heritage Square

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  Ever since I was a little kid, our family has loved to visit Heritage Square in Golden. The rides, the kitschy shops, ice cream at Nott’s Landing, and of course the Alpine Slide added up to tons of fun.  Regrettably, I haven’t taken my own kids there, save for one time when I was […]

6 Staycation Ideas in Denver (that you might not have thought of)

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With many people traveling TO Colorado for vacations this summer, why not have a “staycation” if you already live here?! This guest post is by Desiree Allen. Desiree is a freelance writer, social media enthusiast and Denver metro native with Jersey tendencies. She lives with her family in Boulder County, Colorado. You can follow her […]

Beat the Heat at Colorado’s Best Water Parks & Splash Pads!

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  Ahhh…mid-summer. That magical time of year! It’s just flat out HOT. And heat makes for cranky, whiny kids. What’s the best way to snap a kid out of a rotten mood? Stick them in some water. Works every time! If you love the big, fast water slides, you’re in luck. The metro area is […]

6 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Denver

6 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Denver

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! […]

Food: Our Global Kitchen at History Colorado Center

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If you’ve never been to History Colorado Center, Denver’s newest museum, I highly suggest a visit. Located right by the State Capitol at 12th and Broadway, this amazing museum is chock full of hands-on exhibits and activities, taking you through Colorado’s heritage from the early Native American tribes who called it home, to the mining boom […]

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 in Fort Collins, Colorado: From A to Z

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This is a guest post from Catherine who blogs at Evolving Motherhood which is a site dedicated to learning and growing through motherhood. Follow Catherine on twitter and facebook!  Denver is a fun place to go, but if you live in the Fort Collins and Loveland areas a drive to Denver might not be at the top of your wish list. Have […]

Something for Everyone at Mile High Flea Market {#Giveaway}

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If you’re from Colorado or have lived here for very long, I’m sure you remember the old Mile High Flea Market: “open weekends and Wednesdays!” But how long has it been since you’ve visited?  The last time I was there was probably 15 years ago, at least! Long overdue. So my husband, myself, and our youngest […]

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 […]