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 […]

Free Minecraft Printables for Parties and Play

Free Minecraft Printables

I’ve scoured the internet and found a few sites who offer some great free minecraft printables. Everything from party decorations and invites to magnets to bring the play and building of minecraft out of the computer and into your child’s imagination. If you are reading this post, your kids are probably as obsessed with Minecraft as […]

GRACO Recalls Millions of Car Seats

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Updated 3/13/2014: Graco has announced a voluntary recall of an additional 403,222 car seats.  The seats added to the recall include 2006 through 2014 Argos 70 Elite, Ready Ride, Step 2, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Size 70, Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround, Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Plus, and Smart Seat with Safety Surround, […]

Introducing Our New Calendar Page!

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You already read ColoradoMoms.com for parenting tips, crafts, recipes, reviews, and a dash of humor. Now we are your go-to for things to do around the metro area and across the state! With a focus on free and low-cost events, there’s something on our Calendar page for all ages. You can add events right to […]

What Disney Has Taught Me About Autism

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There has been a lot of conversation over the new Disability Access Service Card (or DAS) at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. I wrote about the changes here - Guest Assistance Card at Disney is Undergoing Changes. What This Means for you. I’ve followed various blogs like Autism at the Parks to see just what the […]

October is College Application Month

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If you’ve got teens or tweens, you’ll want to check this out: CollegeInColorado.org presents College Application Month during October. The main focus of College In Colorado is to get first-generation students applying for colleges, but they have activities and resources for all kids from middle school through high school seniors to get them prepared and […]

Get Kids Moving With Adventure To Fitness

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  All parents know that we’re supposed to limit our kids’ screen time and encourage at least 30 minutes of active exercise a day, but when it’s raining or pushing 100 degrees outside, what is a conscientious mom to do?   Cue Adventure To Fitness. The #1 education supplement of any kind, Adventure To Fitness […]

Slime Recipe for Special Needs Kids

Borax Glue Slime for sensory therapy

Using the tried and true glue/borax/water recipe, we had mad the perfect therapy slime! We could bury small objects in it, Chewy would use his fine motor skills to take them out. The slime was cold and a strange texture, so his sensory issues could be addressed at the same time, not to mention, this slime has no mess! It comes off clean nearly everything it touches (not carpet and some knit clothing, so still be careful around those!).

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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 […]

SunnyBump.com Makes Shopping Fun!

SunnyBump.com Makes Shopping Fun!

I recently stumbled upon SunnyBump.com. After exploring around I learned you could make collections of your favorite baby/kid gear and share those collections with friends! You just search through the amazing products they list and “bump it”. It then saves it in a collection, kinda like pinterest but for kid stuff and shopping! Genius.  Here is […]

Getting My Kid Off the Couch

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ColoradoMoms is proud to introduce Veronica as one of our guest writers. She lives on the Western Slope and blogs at Single Mom With Love. She also blogs at FruitaMoms.com.  Let me start with this: My son makes my world go round. He is my first born, my only boy and my fiercest protector. He is […]