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5 Must-Do Fall Hikes Near Denver For the Whole Family

5 Must-Do Fall Hikes Near Denver For the Whole Family

We love getting outdoors in the fall! This year has been weird, I’ll admit. It’s been in the 90s for way too long, and it’s making me cranky. But things are finally cooling off, and the trees are turning, and it’s the perfect time to take […]

Make These Halloween Oreo Pops

Make These Halloween Oreo Pops

These crack me up. I’m much more of a goofy Halloween celebrator than a scary Halloween celebrator. So these just made me happy. They’d be perfect for a school party, or a fun treat after school one day, or for a kid who has a […]

Yogurt Granola Strawberries Make a Tasty Snack

Yogurt Granola Strawberries Make a Tasty Snack

Usually on Monday mornings, the kids and I all stumble into the kitchen, bleary-eyed and trying to figure out what to eat quickly before they head out the door for school. Check that. We stumble bleary-eyed into the kitchen where everyone leaves mom alone until coffee […]

Easy berry overnight oats for busy mornings

Easy berry overnight oats for busy mornings

Our mornings can be crazy. Now that everyone’s back at school…four different schools to be more exact…it’s a little insane trying to get them out the door. We look like a bus depot, with scheduled arrivals and departures and people loading and unloading backpacks and lunches […]

Work your brain in the Mindbender Mansion at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Work your brain in the Mindbender Mansion at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

OK, I’ll admit it. We haven’t been exercising our brains much lately. I always start summer off strong. We head to the library on the very first day. We sign up for all the reading programs we can find. I save any unfinished workbooks from […]

Roller painting is a fun kids activity

Roller painting is a fun kids activity

There are some art and craft projects that are about the finished result. The kids follow specific steps and end up with something cute to give as a Christmas or Mother’s Day present, or to proudly display in their own room. Then there are art […]

Head Into the Woods with the Phamaly Theatre Company

Head Into the Woods with the Phamaly Theatre Company

Last Thursday, my daughter and I were invited to see Phamaly Theatre’s production of “Into the Woods.” We’re excited to see our very first @phamalytheatre show – Into the Woods! 🌲🌳#dcpa #musical #supportlocaltheatre #denver #denvercolorado A post shared by Laura Falin (@5280moms.com5280) on Jul 12, […]

Deliciously easy breakfast berry waffles

Deliciously easy breakfast berry waffles

Every Friday night, we have breakfast for dinner. It started when my oldest was 2 or 3. His dad volunteered on Friday nights, so it was just my boy and me. I didn’t feel like making dinner for the two of us after a long […]

Your Summer Survival Kit

Your Summer Survival Kit

Summer in Colorado requires a special way of packing and planning. The weather can change, depending on where you find yourself for the day…and it can even change in the same place pretty fast. Yesterday, my kids were convinced they were dying of heat exhaustion […]

5 kids TV shows parents will love too

5 kids TV shows parents will love too

The day I sat down to watch “Santa Buddies” with my kids was the day I truly realized my deep and sacrificial love for them. We’ve all had those experiences, right? This is why we’re so appreciative of kids’ entertainment that actually strikes us as […]