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 […]

7 Steps to Perfect Portraits {Tutorial}

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Up until a few years ago, I was a sucker for school portraits. I’d buy the big package to make sure every family member got their pick of 3x5s and wallets. At $45 a pop times 2 girls, I felt the sting in my pocketbook just a bit, but that’s just what good parents do, […]

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 […]

9 Best Bets for Back to School Bargains

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I’m a bit of a slacker when it comes to buying fall clothes for my kiddos. I prefer to wait until it’s actually fall–hard to get in the sweater-buying mood when it’s 95 degrees out! But with so many retailers offering deals right now, it’s tempting to buy ALL THE THINGS. So, I set out […]

Brita Recalls over 240,000 Children’s Water Bottles

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  RECALL Brita hard-sided water filter bottle for kids Hazard: The lid can break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard   Consumer Contact: Call Brita at (800) 926-2065 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go to www.brita.com and click “Safety Recall” for more information. Recall Details Units About 242,500 […]

5 Things You Must Do Before Summer Ends

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The dog days are (almost) over. Some Colorado schools are already back in session, and the rest are counting down the days!  We have two weeks left, and we still have a lot of items on our Summer Wish List that we’ve yet to check off. Here’s our top 5. Try to fit a few […]

7 Ways Kidz Bop Makes it Okay for Kids to Sing Inappropriate Songs

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Ahhhhh Kidz Bop. Since 2001 you have been delighting the ears of tweens. Consequently, you have been making their parent’s ears bleed and minds go numb. Not just the nasally singing/screeching, but also the song choices. Now, let me just put it out there, my kids listen to songs that most parents would probably not […]

7 Reasons to Head to Disneyland for Your Next Family Vacation

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It’s no secret that I’m a Disney fanatic. Right now, as I type this, my youngest is watching Finding Nemo while wearing a Lightning McQueen shirt with a Jessie doll nearby and coloring in a Cars coloring book.  We just got back from Disneyland where I attended the Type-A Parent Bootcamp. Amazing as always and we […]

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

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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

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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 […]

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. […]