outdoor activities

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 Ways to Save When Going to Water World

5 Ways to Save When Going to Water World

We love the water. We’ve been trying especially hard to get to the water over the last week or so – it’s been SO hot here! We don’t have air conditioning at home, so whatever we can do to get somewhere with nice, cool water […]

Tips for visiting the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch

Tips for visiting the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch

My family had the opportunity to visit the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch, near Granby, early this summer. This is the second time we’ve been and the kids were begging to go back. We arrived on a Wednesday afternoon (pro tip: if you can go during the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Easy kid hike: Lair o’ the Bear

Easy kid hike: Lair o’ the Bear

This is one of our favorite places for an easy kid hike. Since it’s just barely in the foothills, the drive from downtown (or most of the metro area) isn’t too far. But because it IS in the foothills, you’re still out in the woods, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]