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April Fool’s Day science pranks

April Fool’s Day science pranks

April Fool’s Day is on Easter Sunday this year. This means, of course, that you can do things like wrap grapes in chocolate foil to trick your poor unsuspecting children (though I’d make sure you had the real stuff on-hand or that could get ugly […]

Make this A Wrinkle in Time Fortune Teller and more

Make this A Wrinkle in Time Fortune Teller and more

The kids and I had a chance to see “A Wrinkle in Time” earlier this week. I wanted to love it. I loved many things about it. I loved the way the filmmakers updated the original. I loved the diversity. There were moments of quirkiness […]

Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs Turns 1

Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs Turns 1

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since the Great Wolf Lodge opened in Colorado Springs! The kids and I were invited down to celebrate the anniversary last week, and we had a blast. We were given Wolf Passes and turned loose in the lodge […]

11 Easy Art Activities to Do At Home

11 Easy Art Activities to Do At Home

On snowy days, sometimes it’s fun to get out and play…or even take a trip somewhere you can pretend to be warm. But sometimes? Sometimes it’s nice to stay inside in pjs or yoga pants all day. This might be one of my favorite things […]

Early Man opens in theaters this Friday

Early Man opens in theaters this Friday

Last Saturday, my 7-year old and my 10-year old and I had a chance to see Aardman’s newest movie, “Early Man.” I’ve loved the Aardman characters ever since I first saw Wallace and Gromit, long before my kids were born. My husband and I saw […]

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 […]

9 Valentine’s Day Science Activities

9 Valentine’s Day Science Activities

Ahhhh, Valentine’s Day. A day for romance and sweet music and soft lighting. Or a day for exploding hearts and slimy valentines. I vote for the second one. Less mushy sentiment and more mushy science projects! These projects would be a lot of fun to do […]

11 board games and card games to play on a snow day or family game night

11 board games and card games to play on a snow day or family game night

Snow days are always fun for about the first half of the day. Maybe you get up and make some pancakes or some hot chocolate or something because it’s cold out and a nice, warm breakfast is a special treat (at least it is around […]

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 […]

5 Family Friendly Places Where You Can Drink

5 Family Friendly Places Where You Can Drink

I get it. We love our kids. We love doing activities with them and we love taking them places and we love spending time with them. It’s just…sometimes it would be nice to do all that AND get a nice cocktail or something to go along […]