outdoor activities

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 […]

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 […]

7 ways to save on quality winter clothes for kids

7 ways to save on quality winter clothes for kids

We moved to Colorado from a sunny state. Before settling here, the few times we took the kids to the snow, we managed to borrow whatever we needed from friends – we had one or two pair of snowpants that circled through everyone we knew […]