Tasty Tuesday: Thai Cashew Chicken

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Today I’m sharing a recipe from my friend and fellow Colorado blogger, Catherine of Evolving Motherhood. I met Catherine this past fall in a cab on the way to a blog conference, and it turned out we were on the same flight and didn’t even realize it! Catherine shares my passion for clean, healthy eating […]

Tasty Tuesday: 3-Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

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I have this really bad habit of forgetting to eat. I get so caught up in the hustle to get kids out the door every morning, that I often leave the house without breakfast. By mid-afternoon I am so famished that I end up grabbing something fast and not very good for me, (or slugging […]

Should We Ban These Phrases in 2015?

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So my girls at MomSmack wrote a post about the 13 Phrases That Need to Be Banned in 2015. Read it and then come back… I’ll wait for you to finish. *still waiting* Okay, done?  I KNOW RIGHT?!  I mean, I agree with “Bae” but the rest? ZOMG.  So let’s break it down… 1. “Totes” – I […]

Take Back Your Twitter Feed

Take Back Your Twitter Feed @ColoradoMom

I love twitter. I was a somewhat late adopter signing up 5 years ago in December of 2009. When I first joined I was amazed at all the people I could chat with. People having twitter parties, tweet chats, learning the proper and improper use and overuse of hashtags. (#hashtagsaremyfavorite) But over time twitter became […]

Harnessing the Power of Wind

Wind farm near Grover, Colorado (DI01908)

Now, I have three boys, so talking about “wind power” induces a fit of giggles over here, but I’m going to let you get those giggles out now before we dive into the good stuff. All better? Good. Teaching my boys ways they can make environmentally-conscious decisions is something that has become just a part […]

#StirItUp with Marley Coffee

Marley Coffee Denver Colorado

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 […]

Tasty Tuesday: White Bean Chicken Chili

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Isn’t soup season just the best? There is nothing easier than throwing a few ingredients into a big pot, adding some broth, and letting it simmer. Not to mention thrifty, since you can stretch small amounts of meat into many servings. Just add some fresh baked bread, rolls, cornbread or muffins and you’ve got a […]

National Autism Resources Holiday Gift Guide #AutismResources #GiftIdeas

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I’m always looking for new products for Brady and ideas to give family members for holidays and birthdays. So many products that are geared towards typical kids are great for autistic kids as well. I’ve written multiple gift guides showcasing various products, toys and even apps over the years. This year, the National Autism Resource […]

Tasty Tuesday: Brussels Sprouts Your Kids Will LOVE (no, really!)

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I’m told that when I was a real little kid, I loved Brussels sprouts. But only the way that my great-aunt made them which involved frying them in vast amounts of bacon fat. Turns out, she was way ahead of her time, because that’s a thing now. Gone are the days of boiled-till-they’re-gray, mushy, bitter, blah […]

Radio Shack Black Friday Deals and #GiftSmart Ideas

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My boys and I are tech geeks so we love a trip to Radio Shack to play with the RC cars, check out smartphone accessories and test drive speakers and headphones. My oldest is a Lamborghini fanatic, middle loves anything to do with video games and youngest boy is selfie obsessed. There is always something […]

Introducing AT&T’s New $45 GoPhone Rate & A SmartPhone #Giveaway!

AT&T GoPhone Freedom Kit Giveaway Prize

We recently switched from another provider to AT&T. I had written about the GoPhone over the summer and was so impressed with the service and coverage, we moved the whole family over to their family rate plan. We have been extremely happy with the service and I love how we have double the data of […]

Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up & Grocery Deals Guide {Free Printable}

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This is it! The weekend that everyone starts preparing for the holiday ahead. We’ll be busy sprucing up our homes, firing up our ovens for lots of baking, and of course cleaning out the fridge to make room for all those leftovers! I’m off the hook for hosting this year, and I’m excited to spend the […]

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 […]

Tasty Tuesday: Anything-But-Basic Biscotti

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I bought myself an early Christmas present. My husband hates that I do this, but it happens every year. I find something I really want, tell him to put it on his list, and then go out and buy it myself because I CAN’T WAIT! I’ve been wanting an espresso machine of my very own, […]

Curing the Gimmies: Giving Kids the Gift of Charity

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  Every year around this time, there’s a nasty virus that goes around. It affects nearly every kid, it’s highly contagious, and even though many adults are immune, some of them still catch it. Symptoms include whining, complaining, and even tantrums. The dreaded Gimmies.  “Gimme a light-up Razor scooter!” “Gimme more Skylanders!” “Gimme a new […]

Tasty Tuesday: Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes

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I have a special affinity for “vintage” recipes. Especially those intended to use up pantry staples, rather than rely on expensive things like eggs, butter, and cream. And even though I LOVE cakes, I really don’t like baking them too often because of the work involved. All the dishes–yuck!  This is a classic Southern recipe […]

Help Change the Face of Child Hunger #ShareAMeal

Unilever Project Sunlight Share a Meal

It’s about to get heavy here on the blog. 1 in 5 children are unaware where their next meal is coming from. One. In. Five. That’s not in a third world country either. That’s on American soil. Rural towns, busy cities, sleep suburbs. 16 million kids struggle with hungry. Let me say that again too. […]