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Colorado Mountain Mamas’ FREE Spring Fling Event & Giveaways Galore (including a membership!)

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Spring is just around the corner and Colorado Mountain Mamas, a local leader in helping moms get outdoors with their kids, is holding their annual Spring Fling on Monday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Audubon Center at Chatfield.

The free event is open to the public and there will be naturalists along the trail, activities for kids and cool vendors with mom and kid stuff to check out.

I will be there with my son as one of the vendors for Mile High Mamas and I have some fabulous giveaways lined up that include:

*Over 200 FREE entree tickets for a Qdoba children’s meal or their new dish that will be announced on March 8. I will be giving one to every mom who signs up for our weekly email newsletter (while supplies last).

*A family four-pack of tickets to Disney On Ice Princess Classics that will be at the Denver Coliseum March 30 – April 3, 2011. I also have oodles of coloring pages and coupons.

*A family four-pack for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s brand spankin’ new Real Pirates exhibit that opened on March 4, 2011.

*100 FREE frozen yogurt coupons from Golden Spoon, which has new locations in Arvada, Broomfield, Fort Collins, Centennial, and will be opening mid-April in Denver. Delish and without all the fat and calories!

*Four tickets to Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes, coming to the University of Denver’s Magness Arena April 15-17. Your kids will love their favorite Sesame Street heroes teaching them lessons of healthy habits through song and dance.

Be sure to scroll down to win a one-year membership to Colorado Mountain Mamas (a $65 value) that includes unlimited access to all Mountain Mamas events: Hiking (lots of hiking!), Mamas Get Movin, Stroller walks and runs, Book Group, Mountain Biking Mamas and Picnic in the Park.

Colorado Mountain Mamas

Not familiar with Colorado Mountain Mamas? Here’s my connection to this great organization. After childbirth, new mothers deal with their catapult into parenthood in many different ways. Some ease into it without a problem (a reason study showed there were three women worldwide who fit this profile). For the rest of us, our coping mechanisms may include denial, bewilderment, tears or Prozac.

For me, it was Colorado Mountain Mamas.

When my colicky firstborn was six weeks old (pictured during happier times), I discovered this hiking group for moms. Before long, I was hitting the trail with everyone from the gal who had never hiked before to the triathlete. I formed lasting friendships, got into shape and shared my great love of the outdoors with my daughter.

Colorado Mountain Mamas was founded by Joy Opp (and her daughter Amanda) in the spring of 2003 when Amanda was about 4 months old. Joy is a native of Colorado and naturally thought that hiking with her new baby would be easy… but it wasn’t – it was lonely and intimidating! So Joy quickly gathered as many moms as she could for some hikes and the idea was formulated. Eight years later, CMM has had over 2,000 members trekking the trails with their seven hike leaders.

CMM offers hikes for moms with babies newborn to 2 years in a pack (with three different levels of difficulty) and also hikes for toddlers ages 2 to 5.

**CONTEST CLOSED. CONGRATS TO WINNER MARILYN BELL!

We are thrilled to offer one lucky mama and her kids a one-year membership to Colorado Mountain Mamas. Simply go here to enter. Contest deadline is March 21, 2011. Moms must be present to win the other giveaways at the Spring Fling.

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