Month: December 2008

What your holiday photos look like when the fifth member in your family is orange

I told my pumpkin-obsessed husband we needed to have some Christmas pictures taken of our family. [photopress:christmaspumpkin1.jpg,full,pp_image] This was his solution. Happy holidays from all of us at Mile High Mamas! We will be taking a blogging break over the Christmas holiday to spend time with our families and will return afresh in the New Year. Our mama-to-mama forum will remain open for you to weigh-in about the holidays and remember to enter to win our cutest holiday picture contest and be eligible to win prizes from Dad Gear, Amy Michelle totes and Baby Candy. Stay tuned for our giveaways in 2009 that include a three-hour session with a professional organizer from Simply Put – Organization Solutions for the Home and win one of 20 passes to The Denver Art Museum’s new ...

Peace Big and Small

A child asked at bedtime, “Mommy why is there war? Why can’t there be peace in the world?” “Well, to have peace in the world, we need peace in our country. “To have peace in our country, we must have peace in our city. “To have peace in our city, we must have peace in our neighborhood. “To have peace in our neighborhood we must have peace in our home. “To have peace in our homes we must have peace in ourselves.” * So, my Mile High Mama friends, rather than wishing for world peace, I wish you each peace within yourselves. And I wish the same for me. *vignette paraphrased from a story told to me by a very wise woman

Nesting explained in 10 easy steps

1. Get pregnant and grow for 8.5 months until your tummy can sufficiently support a bowl of chili con carne with cheese and onions. 2. Eat it while semi-reclined. 3. Notice something in a corner of the ceiling. A spiderweb? Dust? Whatever it is, your appetite is suddenly gone. 4. Take the bowl into the kitchen. Note that the area around the base of the sink has a strange tan film. Funny, you didn’t notice it yesterday. What else haven’t you noticed? 5. Sweep every room with narrowed, critical eyes. Everything is filthy-dirty. The baseboards, the light fixtures, the drapery, the backside of pictures on walls, the carpeting under the heaviest bookcase. There are ASHES in the fireplace! There is a small wad of hair on the third stair! Toothpaste in the sink! Feel the tears welling...

Fantastic Local Bargains and Enter to Win Another Great Congrats from Colorado Gift Basket (a $350 value!)

Congratulations to Lucretia Pruitt, grand prize winner of our Wii and Wii Fit! Thank you to all who entered. In case you missed our first fabulous gift basket, we’re giving you another chance to win! If you were to take Colorado’s trendiest and cutest mom, dad and kid items and put them in one place, where would you find them? [photopress:CfClogo_1.jpg,full,pp_image] Olivia Omega Logan is the PR-savvy mastermind behind Congrats from Colorado, which acts as an online portal for gift giving with a twist of Colorado chic. All of their featured products are from Colorado-based companies and include timeless classics and the latest must-have trends. We are thrilled to offer exclusive Mile High Mamas discounts to many of these companies just in time for your Christmas shopping that c...

Mile High Mama Product Picks!

Our mamas are always on the lookout for the coolest mom- and child-related items. That’s why we are pleased to regularly bring you product reviews from our panel of moms to help you see what’s hot…and what’s not. This week’s reviews included: Tosha reviewed Play and Learn Activity Kits from Little Hands Learning Company. I LOVE the Little Hands Learning kits. I had the pleasure of meeting with Traci Geiser the owner and founder of Little Hands Learning Company. We went through all the infant learning kits and let me tell you they are so adorable!! For the full review, go here. ================================================ Cribtales reviewed My Magical World DVDs from Clear Gate Productions. ….I jumped at the chance to review a new DVD series promoting...

De-hyping Christmas

Editor’s Note: Wanna win a Wii and Wii fit? Enter here! All I wanted for Christmas that year was the fashion show stage on which to perch my Dawn doll. And I got it. And a ton of other stuff, too. Christmas at my childhood home was always a little out of control, and these days, it’s a veritable orgy (my parents still live in the same house and now have six grandchildren). Which is not necessarily a good thing. Here’s what I remember about Christmases as a child: making my list, checking it over daily, wondering if I’d asked for the things that would REALLY make me happy, and then…the Christmas day letdown. My sisters and I would wait on the stairs until all the grownups got their coffee and my dad got the camera set up. It took five hours, I swear (or maybe j...

Twilight and Kiss Me, Creep Musings

A few weeks ago, my best friend asked me to go to see Twilight with her. I went, even though I really knew nothing about the series, because… what the heck. It was fun – and a nice girls afternoon away from life. But then OF COURSE I was required to read all the books. And I have to admit, they are as addicting as they are silly. So OF COURSE I keep on reading. And OF COURSE I will see the new movies as they come out. And um, OF COURSE Rob Pattinson is hot. How old is that kid anyway? Am I allowed to say that? [photopress:KissMeCreep.jpg,full,pp_image]May I remind you I am 38 years old? But the funnier thing is, a few months ago I was visiting my mother in Maryland – you know, my mother who keeps every single scrap of every single EVERYTHING, and I came across all the rom...

Enter to Win Mile High Mamas’ Wii and Wii Fit Giveaway!

[photopress:WiiFit.jpg,full,pp_image]Our Wii and Wii Fit contest is over and we are thrilled to announce Lucretia Pruitt is our winner. Thank you to all who entered! I’ll admit it: I have never liked video games. So, when Nintendo contacted me about becoming a Wii Fit “Brand Enthusiast,” I chuckled. Me? Pimp a gaming system? But then I threw a Wii Fit party. For the first time in my life, I hoola hooped, ski jumped and did yoga without killing myself. And I very quickly figured out what the hype is all about. I have not missed a day since I received my Wii Fit. I can’t. My personal trainer who tracks my progress would kick my virtual butt. You see, the Wii Fit functions like a scale tracking balance, weight, BMI and lets you know how well (or not well) you’re ...

Mile High Mamas Product Picks!

Our mamas are always on the lookout for the coolest mom- and child-related items. That’s why we are pleased to regularly bring you product reviews from our panel of moms to help you see what’s hot…and what’s not. This week’s reviews included: Christi R reviewed Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker by Jakks Pacific. [photopress:Jakks.jpg,thumb,pp_image]Easy to use kits let kids ages 8+ (or younger with some adult help) to make cupcakes right in their microwave. It comes in 4 fun flavors: Red Velvet, Chocolate, Cinnamon Sugar and Vanilla… My nieces had a blast baking, decorating and eating the cupcakes they created and I loved the bonding time with them in the kitchen. For the full review, go here. ================================================ Kagey reviewed Warm as a ...

New Branches on our Family Tree

Saturday afternoon, I took Tacy and CJ to the Family Tree of Hope in south Metro Denver to drop off a box of toys, books, educational DVDs, and baby toiletries for the families living there. A couple months ago, my friend Whitney – one half of the dynamic Rookie Moms duo – sent me two Caring Corners Mrs. Goodbee Dollhouses . One was for Tacy and CJ to keep, and one was for us to give away. I prefer to support local charities – less overhead, more direct impact, a personal investment in the community – and when I found Family Tree, I knew they were the group I wanted to receive the other dollhouse. From their Web site: “The mission of Family Tree is to help people overcome child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness to become safe, strong and self-reliant.&...

Partying Nintendo Style and a Wii and Wii Fit Giveaway Announcement!

‘Twas a few weeks before Christmas, when all through my place, Several creatures were stirring as they didst race. Nintendo had come and a Wii Fit Party they did throw, For 10 of my friends…for what they did not know. They thought it was to eat and to laugh and to play. As Wii Fit rudely divulged we were “unbalanced” that day. Wii Fit’s elves brought not only games but goodies galore With smoothies, chicken skewers and healthy snacks…but there was more. For my friends, in fearing a healthy evening without treats Brought cookies, brownies and pumpkin pie to eat. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of ski jumping and hoola hoops danced in our heads. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But four tiny Wii Fit elves, grin...

Fantastic Local Bargains and Enter to Win a Congrats from Colorado Gift Basket Giveaway (a $400 value)

If you were to take Colorado’s trendiest and cutest mom, dad and kid items and put them in one place, where would you find them? [photopress:CfClogo_1.jpg,full,pp_image] Olivia Omega Logan is the PR-savvy mastermind behind Congrats from Colorado, which acts as an online portal for gift giving with a twist of Colorado chic. All of their featured products are from Colorado-based companies and include timeless classics and the latest must-have trends. We are thrilled to offer exclusive Mile High Mamas discounts to many of these companies just in time for your Christmas shopping that can be redeemed at their individual Web sites. We also have the granddaddy of all giveaway baskets, valued at $400. The basket contains: Ambajam – Located in Denver, Ambajam is a colorful and playful line of...

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