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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 […]

Easy Kid Hike – Exploring The Braille Trail

Easy Kid Hike – Exploring The Braille Trail

Last week, we tried a hike in Genesee that was a little different. It had the same amazing views we’ve come to expect, living here in Colorado. Honestly, one of my favorite things about where we live is that you don’t have to drive far […]

6 quirky adventures near Denver to have with kids this summer

6 quirky adventures near Denver to have with kids this summer

There are tons of fun things to do with kids around Denver during the summer. From parks and playgrounds to hiking trails to museums and the zoo – there’s plenty to keep us busy all summer long. This isn’t to say you should get out every […]

Kids Summer Reading Programs Around Denver

Kids Summer Reading Programs Around Denver

Are your kids getting ready for summer yet? I can’t believe mine get out next week. Next week. It always amazes me that they’re out of school before the weather necessarily warms up. I remember one year we spend the week after school got out exploring and […]

5 places to see gorgeous spring flowers in Denver

5 places to see gorgeous spring flowers in Denver

Can you tell I’m itching to get outside and plant some stuff? I’m trying to keep myself happy by starting seedlings indoors and getting ready for our own garden. But I do have a few tulips and hyacinths starting to blossom, and I can’t wait […]

5 awesome local bookstores your kids should visit

5 awesome local bookstores your kids should visit

One of my favorite things to do with the kids is visit local bookstores. A good bookstore will keep all five of us – the kids AND me – entertained for hours. Of course, many of them offer storytimes or special events, but a bookstore […]

9 free things to do in Denver this winter

9 free things to do in Denver this winter

So here are the challenges I face when I’m taking the kids somewhere. I’m guessing some of them may apply to you as well? I’m cheap. I’m a cheapskate. Actually, I don’t know anyone with kids who doesn’t want to save a dollar. Those sweet […]

3 tropical places to visit in Denver during winter

3 tropical places to visit in Denver during winter

I know. We love Denver. We love the cold and we love that it doesn’t usually stick around for long. But sometimes not-freezing isn’t enough. Sometimes maybe we long for some greenery and that super-warm feeling you get in summer. Maybe? Sometimes we long for […]

Visit the Budweiser Clydesdales in Fort Collins

Visit the Budweiser Clydesdales in Fort Collins

Our family got to visit with some pretty amazing guests in Colorado last weekend. The Budweiser Clydesdales are in town at the Fort Collins brewery. Visitors to the brewery can see the Clydesdales (for free!) in their stables or grazing out on the field every […]

10 things to keep in your car this winter

10 things to keep in your car this winter

Some days I have a plan. If the kids are out of school, we’ll get up. Get dressed, have breakfast, pack up a lunch or something, and head out – hiking if it’s warm, or somewhere warm and indoors if it’s not. THESE DAYS ARE […]