Summer is Heating Up at Water World!

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After a rainy start, Summer is really heating up in Colorado. What better way to chill out, than to bring the family to Water World–64 acres of wet, wild rides! Located just a few minutes north of Downtown at 84th Ave and Pecos St., Water World is one of the area’s best values in family […]

KURIOS Gives Denver a Dose of Surreality

Have you ever wanted to escape reality? I know I have! The kids, the messes, the bills, the stress, and the all the noise! So when the Colorado Moms were invited to spend an evening at Cirque Du Soleil’s latest traveling production, KURIOS, of course we said hell yes!  “Step into the curio cabinet of an […]

Top Taco Denver Returns for 2015

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As a Denver native, I’m really excited that our restaurant scene is quickly growing into one of the county’s best. And one of our city’s signature talents is in Latin food. From the traditional to the very creative, we know how to do it up. Tacos are the quintessential street food, and while they may seem […]

The Staycation Guide to Golden

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You would think that being born and raised in Denver, I’d have seen everything the metro area has to offer. Not even close! Even the parts I’m very familiar with have hidden gems that I’m only just discovering. One such place is the city of Golden.  I know Golden well–my grandpa worked for Jefferson County for […]

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 […]

Denver Art Museum Announces FREE Admission for All Kids!

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We’ve loved the Denver Art Museum for many years–there’s always something new to see, and with make-it-yourself art stations and family backpacks full of activities, there is so much for families and kids to do and explore!  So we were very excited to learn today that through the generosity of Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente, […]

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 […]

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 […]

#StirItUp with Marley Coffee

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Colorado is known for some pretty amazing companies. Some of my favorites are Udi’s, Chipotle and now, Marley Coffee. (Note all my favorites have to do with food and drink… hmmm) Marley Coffee recently invited myself and a few of my favorite bloggers to their headquarters in Denver to learn about them, their upcoming products […]

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

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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

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    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 […]