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 […]

Tasty Tuesday: Kid-Friendly Summer Smoothies

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Ahh, summer! Ours is spent with long lazy days at the pool, sitting in the shade of the back yard, or day tripping around town. The last thing I want to do is heat up the kitchen, and the kids don’t want to interrupt play time to sit down to a meal. So my compromise is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Reading Program Roundup: Read to Learn AND Earn!

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Reading during the summer is an ideal way to help your kiddos keep up on their skills. And I honestly can’t think of a better way to spend a too-hot-to-play afternoon than laying in the shade with a book in hand. Some of us enjoy reading for the sheer pleasure of it, but plenty of […]

Summer Fun with Kids in Fort Collins, Colorado: From A to Z

Fort Collins with kids A to Z

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 […]

DIY Glitter Sidewalk Paint

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It doesn’t seem to matter how old my kids get, there is something alluring about sidewalk chalk.We found a way to make it even more exciting, and you can whip it up yourself from items you probably already have in the pantry. If not, they can be found at almost any grocery or dollar store. […]

Local Business Spotlight: Young Americans Center for Financial Education

Learning how to start and run a business at Entrepreneur Camp
Photo courtesy Young Americans Center

If you’re the parent of a 4th or 5th grade student, you might be familiar with the Young Ameritowne program, a full day of simulation including working a job, purchasing goods and services, obeying town laws, and balancing a budget. Kids at participating schools prep for it and look forward to it all year. What you may […]

Recycled Pop Can Garden Markers {Tutorial}

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Happy Earth Day, mommas! Today we celebrate Mother Earth and what better way to show mad respect for our planet, than a recycled craft for the garden.  Mother’s Day is right around the corner, which in Colorado means the all-clear to plant flowers and veggies outdoors. But how to mark those little baby sprouts so […]

Local Business Spotlight: Everyday Yogis with Jammie Speyer

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Yoga is one of my very favorite activities. It has so many benefits to the mind and body, and it is a great compliment to any fitness routine. But you don’t have to be a gym rat to enjoy it, in fact you don’t even have to be in great shape! Jammie Speyer of Everyday […]

10 Hilarious (but Harmless) April Fool’s Pranks to Play on Your Kids!

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I am a total jokester at heart, and our whole family loves pranking each other. Of course we always do it out of love and make sure that no one gets hurt or offended, but we do have a lot of fun at one another’s expense!  Here are a few fun and harmless pranks to […]

Monster Coats are the Next Big Thing in Kids Fashion

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My middle boy Carter is adventurous when it comes to fashion. Mismatched socks? Check. Silly looking shoes? Check. Crazy funny t-shirts? Check. Fedora at all times?! Yup, that too. He creates crazy outfits and even started a trend of wearing suit jackets over street clothes at his school this year. He and his friends say […]

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 […]