What I’m Wearing to #TypeADL #FashionFriday

#typeadl maleficent outfit #fashionfriday

I love the whole DisneyBound movement. I have worn outfits inspired by Pocahontas, Anna and more. Today I am headed back to Disneyland for the Type-A Parent Bootcamp on SEO and Analytics and have three different Disney inspired outfits planned. Going with 2 redheads (‘natch!) and a villain.   For Conference Day & Evening Events: […]

Keep Your Sweet Peas Close to Your Heart-A #Giveaway with Mama B’s Sweet Peas

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  I’ve been looking for a piece of mother’s jewelry for several years now–something to remind me daily of my three babes (as if they’d ever let me forget them!) but in typical “me” style, it would have to be something very unique.  So, when I discovered Mama B’s Sweet Peas on another blog that I follow, […]

The Toyota Sienna Saved our Sanity During Our Road Trip

Toyota Sienna Review

Imagine a road trip with your family. Husband, Wife, three boys ages 6 to 15. Throw in a special needs kiddo and the fact the husband has to work for 24+ hours the day before you leave. Your destination is 800 miles away. In between you and your destination? The entire state of Kansas. Sounds […]

6 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Denver

6 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Denver

We’d love to welcome our new writer, Emily Jones to the ColoradoMoms team! Check out her first post on fun things to do for Independence Day! With crazy high temps, rampant wildfires, and little rain so far this summer, many cities are already canceling their fireworks displays. (check here for a current, running list)  But never fear! […]

Tasty Tuesday: Vegetarian Savory Bean Burgers

Savory Bean Burgers

   Photo Credit Rooey202 I made these savory Bean Burgers for my kids recently, using chickpeas aka garbanzo beans. (you can really use almost any cooked bean-I’ve had very good results with Great Northern, Black, and Kidney beans as well) My 6 year old son overheard me say they were “chickpea” burgers, to which he […]

7 Summer Chick Lit/Brit Lit Beach Reads & a Kindle Giveaway!

Kindle Giveaway

I just got back from a road trip. Picture this, 14 hours of driving each way, 3 kids watching movies on their various iDevices, a husband listening to 80′s hair bands on his own iDevice and me. Doing all the driving. Through Kansas to boot, with nothing to do but watch the wind farms come […]

Tasty Tuesday: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

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A while back, one of my besties lent me a copy of the book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois. She explained to me that she loved this method, and the resulting freshly baked bread so much, that she hadn’t been buying bread anymore! I was in a little […]

How to Get a Decent Night of Sleep, Even with a Child with Autism

Get Sleep Autism

This is a Type-A Parent paid post to discuss sleep issues, and to share a new insomnia resource from the National Sleep Foundation. Having a child with any kind of special needs can make routines and the quest for sleep near impossible. My six year-old has what the doctors call, “Sleep Disturbance Disorder” which means, essentially, […]

Teen Makeup Tips with Simple Beauty Minerals (#FashionFriday)

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Recently, my almost-13 year old approached me and asked if she could buy a few cosmetics to try out. As she’s a girl who prides herself on her jeans-tee-sneakers sensibility, I was surprised. And as a mom who is just a little scared to let her baby grow up so dang fast, I was hesitant. […]

How to Train Your Dragon 2 PreScreen VIP Giveaway with Spinmaster #HTTYDToys

How to train your dragon 2 vip tickets

How to Train Your Dragon is a HUGE hit in our house. My boys have read several of the books, seen the first movie about a hundred times, have all episodes of the DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk and Defenders of Berk. I can’t tell you how many dragon “action figures” and toys we have as well. […]

Tasty Tuesday: Freezer Meal Workshops with Wildtree

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It’s a well-known fact that I love to cook, and that I am passionate about eating clean. In our home, that means we follow the “80/20 Rule”, meaning 80% of what we eat is clean i.e. organic, nothing artificial, as close to nature as possible. That leaves 20% for splurges like a special dinner out, even the […]

911 Driving School Presents Drive Fit – Beyond Drivers Ed

911 Driving School Westminster Colorado Drive Fit

Recently my oldest turned 15 and with that came the ever important driving learner’s permit. ACK! Am I really old enough to have a kid who is ready to drive?! A friend of ours works for 911 Driving School in Westminster and I loved how the entire program is taught and run by current and […]

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 […]

Even More Free Minecraft Printables

even more free minecraft printables

We have posted about Minecraft many times before. My kids have been addicted to this game for two years now. I’m constantly amazed at the worlds they can create and the limitless imagination this game provides. They love setting up servers for their friends to join them in their worlds, watching endless hours of StampyLongHead […]

2014 Colorado County Fairs Schedule

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Colorado is made up of 64 counties and most of them have a county fair. Fair season in Colorado starts in July and goes all the way through the end of September. Here we’ve compiled a list of county fairs for you in chronological order for 2014. Don’t forget about the Colorado’s State Fair in […]