The Unofficial Guide to Denver Comic Con: A to Z

Photo Credit Philip Wesley

Whether you’re into super heroes, graphic novels, RPGs, video games, anime, sci-fi, cosplay, or all of the above, you will not want to miss the 2015 Denver Comic Con. DCC gets bigger and better every year, and this year promises to be packed with non-stop fun and entertainment.  Produced by Pop Culture Classroom, DCC is […]

Happy Mother’s Day from Understood.org

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Since Brady’s diagnosis I’ve done more than my fair share to raise awareness of learning issues, autism, and other special needs. 1 in 5 children struggle with some kind of learning or attention issue and as much as it impacts our children, it also impacts us, the mothers as well. So this weekend I wanted […]

Everything You Ever Wanted, A Memoir by Jillian Lauren

Everything You Ever Wanted, Jillian Lauren

Being in the blogging world, there are some names that jump out at you, whether they are bloggers or authors. One of those names that stood out for me was Jillian Lauren. I didn’t know much about her other than she was close with some of the blogging community that attends the same or similar events, […]

Tasty Tuesday: Beer Braised Carne Adovada

photo credit Ron Dollete

For Cinco De Mayo, I wanted to replicate one of my very favorite menu items from one of my very favorite taco joints. Comida, with locations in RiNo and Longmont and a roving, hot pink taco truck named Tina, absolutely nails the street taco concept. While they have over a dozen different, creative tacos, gorditas, […]

Pop Culture Classroom: Literacy and a Love of Reading Through Comics (and how to get free comic books!)

photo credit Sam Howitz

Ever since I was a little girl, I have LOVED to read. I mean, LOVED. I remember being so captivated by The Secret Garden that I didn’t eat dinner for two straight nights–I just wanted to read.  So when I realized my son was a bit of a reluctant reader, I didn’t know what to do […]

Tasty Tuesday: Asian Peanut Noodles

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Photo credit: Geoff Peters   Recently, I was challenged by my friend Brooke Wagner of Denver’s KDVR Fox 31 and Good Day Colorado, to come up with a meal that could be made for under $5. Well luckily, thrifty is my middle name! This is one of my family’s favorite dinners and it’s also one […]

DIY Wine Cork Monogram Tutorial with Snoqualmie Wines

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When a winery says, “Can we send you wine?” You don’t turn that down. Snoqualmie Vinyard did just that a while back and challenged me to make a fun craft with up-cycled wine corks. Oh have I got wine corks! Corks for days!   If you read the blog occasionally or follow me on Instagram or […]

2015 Concert Bucket List

2015 Concert Bucket List

The term “bucket list” bugs me, but I use it because it’s the universal term for saying “stuff I want to do in life.” It started as “stuff I want to do before I die” and I thought it was a bit morbid once people were using it in things like “Summer Bucket List for […]

World Autism Day – April 2, 2015

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Every year since Brady’s diagnosis, we encourage people to wear blue, change their porch light to a blue one, donate to worthy autism awareness organizations, etc for World Autism Day on April 2nd. I feel like I’ve talked about this internationally recognized day so much, there can’t possibly be anything new to tell you.  So […]

Tasty Tuesday: Pan Seared Sesame Green Beans

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So, whenever I go out for happy hour with my girlfriends we love to order those fried green beans. They’re so crunchy and snack-able, and they go so well with beer and cocktails! But I always feel like crap when I eat stuff like that–and no, it’s not a hangover. Greasy, fried foods mess with […]

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, […]

Minecraft Easter Ideas

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Minecraft. Oh how I love you. You entertain my children for hours. You teach them about coding, building, cause and effect and how to deal with their emotions when a creeper comes and destroys their sheep farm. My boys have been addicted for years. Pretty much since the game’s release in 2011. My teen was an […]

Nerd Block Jr – Gamer Subscription Box

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My boys love video games. LOVE them. We have every major system and spend more time at Game Stop than at the library. Obsessed doesn’t begin to cover it. So when Nerd Block contacted me asking if I’d like to review their latest monthly subscription box, my boys answered for me. YES!  Nerd Block is […]