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Treat yourself at Drybar

Treat yourself at Drybar

We like to share ideas here for things to do with kids in and around Denver. I like getting my kids out of the house, or having something for them to do indoors…not because I’m some sort of supermom, but because if they’re not in […]

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 […]

Deliciously easy high altitude zucchini bread

Deliciously easy high altitude zucchini bread

Here in Colorado, we face two zucchini challenges. Poor you. You probably thought you had zero challenges in the zucchini department and now I must sadly inform you that you have two. They are as follows: zucchini grows really well here zucchini bread falls into […]

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 […]

11 easy soup recipes for quick meals

11 easy soup recipes for quick meals

It’s soup weather, yo. OK, if you ask me, all weather is soup weather. Pho in the middle of July? Yes. A nice chicken & dumpling dinner in August? Bring it. And ANYTIME during the school year that you can call up easy soup recipes […]

This is one of the BEST podcasts for kids

This is one of the BEST podcasts for kids

We first listened to a Brains On! podcast on a road trip a few years ago. We drive to California at least once a year, so we’ve got a good 20 hours in the car to keep ourselves entertained. Everyone has tablets and books and […]

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, […]