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Simple and delicious sausage soup for busy nights

Simple and delicious sausage soup for busy nights

Before we had kids, my husband and I were really great cooks. He made these fancy marinades and spice rubs and did all these weird grilling things involving cedar planks and applewood chips (that’s a thing, right?) and fancy briquettes. He shopped at a store […]

Looking at summer camps? This website makes planning a breeze

Looking at summer camps? This website makes planning a breeze

This post was sponsored by Blueprint4SummerCO. All opinions are my own. Looking for summer camps and activities can be overwhelming. There are so many to choose from! And if you have particulars like a certain week you want your kids to go, it can get even […]

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 […]

8 ways to start seedlings indoors

8 ways to start seedlings indoors

It never fails. Every year…EVERY YEAR, I vow I won’t plant things outside until after Mother’s Day. That’s the conventional wisdom on when we can safely plant outdoors here in Colorado. I know this, I really do. And then we get a string of gorgeous […]

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 […]

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 […]