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

kidz bop inappropriate songs

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 […]

Tasty Tuesday: Bacon Avocado Ranch Potato Salad featuring Noosa Yoghurt

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Y’all know how much I love yoghurt–I use it in so many things from baked goods to salad dressings, and I often replace other dairy ingredients such as butter, sour cream, milk, or cream cheese with it. My tummy seems to handle yoghurt (full of good-for-you probiotics that help digestion) much better than other dairy, […]

7 Reasons to Head to Disneyland for Your Next Family Vacation

7 reasons to head to disneyland

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 […]

From Hot Date to Play Date: 3 Fall Looks with CAbi #FashionFriday

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On a 95-degree day in the middle of July, Fall was in the air! The Colorado Convention Center buzzed with beautiful, well-dressed women who were all a part of the CAbi Scoop–a twice-yearly event put on by CAbi to preview the new designs for each season, and treat their reps to 3 days of training, […]

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

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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 […]