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New Google App Will Protect Your Kids from Inappropriate YouTube Videos

Are you concerned with what your kids are watching online?

The YouTube Kids app, the first Google product built from the ground up, makes it safer and easier for children to find videos on topics they want to explore. It is available for free on Google Play and the App Store in the U.S.

The new app is basically a “clean” version of YouTube with access only to family-friendly videos from sources like National Geographic Kids, Reading Rainbow, Thomas the Tank Engine, and more.

YouTube realizes every family is different so they’ve built options into the app that help you control the experience for your kids:

  • Timer: Let the app be the bad guy with a built-in timer that lets you limit kids’ screen time. The app alerts your child when the session is over, so you don’t have to.
  • Sound settings: Sometimes you need a little peace and quiet! You have an option to turn off background music and sound effects, so your kids can keep watching while you catch a breather.
  • Search settings: If you’d rather limit your children to just the pre-selected videos available on the home screen, you can turn off search.
  • Product feedback: Our goal is to improve YouTube Kids all the time, so we’ve included a space for you to give us your feedback.

It’s also “the first Google product built from the ground up with littles ones in mind,” the official announcement shares. “For years, families have come to YouTube, watching countless hours of videos on all kinds of topics. Now, parents can rest a little easier knowing that videos in the YouTube Kids app are narrowed down to content appropriate for kids.”

Rejuvenate: Reward yourself with a weekend or week-long women’s retreat (+ healthy recipe!)

You know that feeling when YOU do something YOU never thought YOU could? That feeling of accomplishment….That feeling of rejuvenation. That’s what you’ll find at WilderFIT Colorado.

wilderfit1WilderFIT Colorado has retreats for people like you. You can choose between weekend or week-long sessions, so they will fit perfectly in your schedule. Check out our website, www.wilderfitcolorado.com to reserve your first choice.

It’s time to turn the refreshing outdoors into your very own gym. A typical retreat morning, at WilderFIT Colorado, begins with an energetic power-house breakfast followed by a wake me up PiYo session, venture into the mountains and enjoy a freshly prepared picnic lunch, or experience a heart pumping obstacle course.

After returning to the lodge for some relaxation, perhaps even to enjoy a massage, kick back and enjoy a cooking presentation by our nutritionist, before we enjoy that fabulous meal and warm our toes by the fire.

Don’t stress. It won’t be just work. All of our activities are individualized to your fitness level. Our certified staff is committed to helping you safely reach your fitness goals. You’ll have plenty of time to relax, reflect, and enjoy your day while chatting with your new friends.

We want you to leave WilderFIT with a new passion to meet your goals, whether they be to lose 5 pounds, run that 5K, do a triathlon, or fit into your favorite pair of skinny jeans. We will teach you that working out doesn’t mean 2 hours, daily at the gym. Yuck! We are moms too, and if you get 30 min of HIIT training, take the kids on a walk/run/bike, or a short weight training program in 4-5 days a week, that change will happen. But vary it up don’t let your body get bored, when you are dragging to get to the gym, you’re not going to burn all the possible calories you can. MAKE IT FUN and something you enjoy, your routine doesn’t need to be the same every week. Just Move:)

wilderfitExample Schedule

Mon- PiYo
Tues- Interval Training (Bootcamp class)
Wed- PiYo
Thurs- Weight Training or TRX
Fri- Cardio Day
Sat- Do a fun outdoor activity with the family (Snowshoe, Ski, Hike, Swim)
Sun- REST

*See our website or Facebook for some great short workout videos and tips!

At WilderFIT we also believe in healthy whole food choices, but that doesn’t mean never having carbs, sweets, or a glass of wine, you have to LIVE! So make healthy choices majority of the week, get those workouts in, and then you’ll feel better about yourself when you do indulge a little.

So come visit us, we want to figure out what works for YOU! Check out www.wilderfitcolorado.com to view pictures and dates that will work best for your schedule We have partnered with Rocking R Ranch at the base of the Lone Cone Mountain in Norwood, CO and this is a great way for you and a group of your friends to celebrate and take time for yourselves. We look forward to spending time with you.

“ Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself” UNKNOWN

-Hannah McRae and Katie Reardon

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Colorado’s Sweetest Teeth Shine at The Children’s Museum’s Newest Exhibit

Colorado’s newest dental office caters to an unusual clientele. On any given day, you’ll find toddlers and young preschoolers in lab coats busily cleaning the teeth of a small gorilla with a million dollar smile. The front office, also staffed by the pull-up crowd, happily tap away at a keyboard and answer the phone as well.

villageofhealthysmiles_1This innovative dental experience is located in The Children’s Museum of Denver’s Center for the Young Child. For years, parents have taken their littlest ones to the colorful, bright, safe, and clean play area. Now there is a new exhibit to teach and entertain junior dentists with warm, whimsical touches. It’s called The Village of Healthy Smiles. I took my four and two-year-old boys to play there and they had a great time role playing, building, and exploring. The area is small and homey, with thoughtful touches like cozy pillows, a book nook, and of course the bustling dental office.

The idea is great. Good dental habits in tiny-teethed people are important. Young kids can be unsure or even frightened of the dentist. Or, they may not fully grasp the importance of not only brushing, but of the role healthy foods play in keeping their choppers strong for the tooth fairy and beyond. This is why Delta Dental of Colorado helped create the space, along with early childhood dental experts and artists.

I was very impressed by the attention to detail. The space is intimate and spunkily cute. There are steampunk-like robots beyond a bathroom mirror. Your child can brush the robot’s teeth while standing at the most adorable miniature pedestal sink. Books encourage cozy reading time. Molar-shaped wooden blocks are available for kids who are into building towers. My two-year-old enjoyed wearing tooth fairy wings as he played in the space.

But by far, the busiest slice of the Village of Healthy Smiles was the dental office. Little ones lined up to clean the teeth of the grinning gorilla. It was adorable and gives parents a great way to demonstrate brushing technique on a furry, but willing, patient.

When you visit the Children’s Museum with your small kids, don’t miss the Village of Healthy Smiles. It will spark a great discussion away from the home bathroom about keeping teeth at their healthy best. Play is an excellent teacher. It’s a great springboard for introducing your little one to the idea of going to the dentist for the first time. If that’s on the horizon for you, I encourage you to visit.

villageofhealthysmiles_3When you go:

~ The Village of Healthy Smiles is located in The Center for the Young Child, which caters to kids ages birth to three. It’s designed with them specifically in mind.

~ Remember, no shoes allowed in this portion of the museum, so plan for that.

~ No strollers are allowed inside, but this keeps the space open, clean, and encourages exploration. There are lockers and a stroller parking area close by.

~ For information about hours, directions and admissions, visit The Children’s Museum of Denver’s site.

~ Don’t forget to check out the rest of the museum! Most of the exhibits are open and bustling during expansion construction.

New initiative gives 4th graders and families FREE ACCESS to national parks and public lands!

Do you love to get outdoors or want to do a better job of exposing your kids to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture?

Now all fourth graders and their families can do it free of charge!

To help engage and create the next generation of park visitors (and as part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our Nation’s unique outdoor spaces), he recently launched the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative that will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission to National Parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and waters for a full year starting in the 2015-2016 school year.

The initiative will also:

  • Make it easy for schools and families to plan trips:  The Administration will distribute information and resources to make it easy for teachers and families to identify nearby public lands and waters and to find programs that support youth outings.
  • Provide transportation support to schools with the most need: As an integral part of this effort, the National Park Foundation (NPF) – the congressionally chartered foundation of the National Park Service – is expanding and re-launching its Ticket to Ride program as Every Kid in a Park, which will award transportation grants for kids to visit parks, public lands and waters, focusing on schools that have the most need. 
  • Provide educational materials: The initiative will build on a wide range of educational programs and tools that the federal land management agencies already use.  For example, NPS has re-launched a website with over 1,000 materials developed for K-12 teachers, including science labs, lesson plans, and field trip guides. And a number of federal agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Education, and NPS participate in Hands on the Land, a national network of field classrooms and agency resources that connects students, teachers, families, and volunteers with public lands and waterways.

Every Kid in a Park joins the Foundation’s Open Outdoors for Kids program in helping children learn history, culture, and science while exploring the great outdoors. The initiative is an administration-wide effort among the National Park Service, Forest Service, Department of Education, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Did you know that you own millions of acres of national parks, historic structures, cultural artifacts, ancient forests, snow-capped mountains, and clear blue lakes? Our public lands and waters belong to all Americans and are waiting for you to explore them.

 

Are YOU Happy You’re Fat?

On February 19th, I was making breakfast for my three kids when a story on the Today Show caught my ear.

Being Thin Didn’t Make Me Happy, But Being ‘Fat’ Does.

Joni Edelman (can I just call you Joni? We’re friends, right?  We really should be) dared to say what I think a lot of women out there feel: That body image has so much less to do with overall health than it does our mental state.

Denver Deal: Free Days, Redbox, RV Show and More

As a kid, I really loved the snow days. I thought they were great! As a parent, I don’t love them so much. I work from home and it seems to be much more difficult to get anything done on the days that my kids are home despite them being teens and being able to do their own thing. But then again, maybe it is because I am a giant kid too and it is easy to distract me? I have to admit going sledding yesterday was totally fun! Sometimes it’s ok to be an adult on a “snow day” too. 

Free Days. Last week, the President announced FREE admission to all National Parks for 4th Graders (and since Colorado has so many of them…Colorado kids win in a big way!). March 1, the Buffalo Bill Musuem admission is free. Tuesday, March 2 the Museum of Nature and Science is free and Wednesday, March 3 is a free day at the Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.  On Feb. 27,  for every paid $4 child admission at the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, get one free adult ticket (normally $6).

Colorado RV, Sports, Boat and Travel Show. The 59th Annual Colorado RV, Sports, Boat and Travel Show will be at the National Western Complex this weekend February 26- March 1.  We are excited to go to the Show because RVing is one of the least expensive ways to get in a summer vacation or a little get-away. Seeing all the new  RVs, Boats, ATVs and great travel deals is fun. Plus we are looking forward to participating in the seminars and activities through the weekend including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appearance, kids fishing clinics, face painting and more! Admission is $10 per adult and children 12 and under are FREE.

CU Business School Does Taxes For FREE. The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder is offering free tax preparation services to low-income taxpayers (income up to $53,000). Taxes are prepared by students who have passed the IRS exam (and reviewed by tax law volunteers). Taxes are done January 31 – April 4 in Room 375 in the Koelbel Building (home of the Leeds School of Business on the CU-­‐Boulder campus) on Wednesdays 5:00pm – 6:30pm and Saturdays 9:00am-­‐12:30pm.  There are no appointments.  First-come first-served basis.  

Chick-Fil-A Coffee. Chick-Fil-A invites you to come in anytime through the end of the month (February 28) for a complimentary 12-oz Hot Coffee or 16-oz Iced Coffee all day, everyday.

IHOP. Put it on your calendar for a couple weeks from now, the IHOP free day of pancakes is March 3. It is a fundraiser – so even though the pancakes are free a donation is appreciated. 

Redbox. Redbox is offering the daily deal for discounts on their movie rentals. Just text DEALS to 727272 to be sent your code. Discounts vary from free movie (or game) rentals to 50cents off or rent one get one free. Several of the Oscar winners (from Sunday night) are available now on DVD. 

Fruitera: Fruitera is a monthly subscription service for ready to blend, organic smoothies that are delivered straight to your door! Take your morning back with our nutritious and delicious smoothies that blend in less than 30 seconds. With no added sugars or preservatives, these smoothies are great for the kids. Use the coupon code: MileHighFive to receive 5 extra smoothies for free with your first shipment! Check out www.fruitera.co for more information on how you can start your day more smoothly!

Lift Ticket Deals. When you visit a Smashburger and purchase an Entrée and a Drink get a two-for-one certificate for Winter Park. Fill up (10 gallons or more) at a Shell gas station you can get a coupon good for a buy one get one free ticket at Winter Park, Copper, Loveland and more.

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Kids Eat Free Mile High Mamas has rounded up a huge listing of local restaurants where kids eat free or for a discount with a paying adult.

 

 

Southwest Vacations: Our luxurious Cancun trip without the expense (get our deal now!)

Be sure to scroll down to see the incredible deal Southwest Vacations is offering at Amazon Local for an all-inclusive vacation from Denver to Cancún starting at just $749!

“Who do you think you are, Gwyneth Paltrow?”

–My friend Kristy’s response to my family’s 3-night getaway to Cancún with Southwest Vacations®.

I can assure you that Gwynnie and I have very little in common unless that means hopping on a flight for a quick, luxurious trip I barely had to plan. The catch: It was all at a fraction of her costs.

What Southwest Vacations Does

Direct flights from Denver to Cancun

Direct flights from Denver to Cancun

When Southwest Vacations first contacted me about taking a quick trip to Cancún, I was surprised to learn that Mexico and the Caribbean are Southwest Vacations’ second most popular destinations, with Denver as one of the airline’s top departure cities. Because of this, Southwest recently introduced direct flights from the Mile High City to Cancún.

As an avid traveler, I’m acclimated to spending hours researching my destinations and following up on my reservations (a headache when traveling to a foreign country). Not only was I assured Southwest Airline’s® infamous low-cost flights but I was able to easily book my direct flight from Denver, ground transportation and excursions at southwestvacations.com with just a few clicks.  Note: Their other popular vacation destinations include Las Vegas, Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Florida, Phoenix, New Orleans and California.

My husband and I had been to Cancun only once on a brief cruise stop and were underwhelmed as we battled the frantic crowds along the hotel strip. Since we’re not the partying types (10:30 p.m. bedtime, anyone?) we couldn’t figure out why families would enjoy this popular resort area on the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula.

Oh, how wrong we were.

The Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

Our direct flight from Denver to Cancún International Airport went smoothly and we were promptly rescued from the chaotic airport by a Lomas Travel employee who delivered us to the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, a short drive from the airport but seemingly worlds away (40 minutes) from Cancún’s populous hotel zone. We were presented flowers, cool washcloths and devoured a spread of snacks in the lobby, while singing, “I think I’m gonna like it here.”

And what’s not to like? Moon Palace is a sprawling all-inclusive resort, boasting 2,446 luxurious marble décor rooms and private balconies with three distinctive sections. We stayed at the more secluded and quiet Grand section, the expansive Sunrise is replete with activities and pools while the Nizuc section has exclusive concierge service with shuttles connecting them all.
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The Moon Palace has a staggering amount of family activities and their seven outdoor pools are among the largest lagoon-style pools in Mexico. We tested our surfing skills on the Flowrider (think: public hilarity/humiliation), played beach volleyball, built pristine white sand castles and glided through the Caribbean waters in kayaks to watch the on-site Dolphin Discovery program.beachstroll
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One morning, we biked around the property’s 55 acres of lush tropical foliage. Moon Palace implements a wildlife monitoring system that has classified 29 reptile species, 112 bird species and 15 mammal species that live and breed in the resort’s natural areas. We were ecstatic when we spotted a white-nosed coati lurking in the jungle and my daughter almost ran over an iguana (chalk those up to things that never happen in Colorado.)bike

We fine dined in a sampling of the 13 restaurants that boasted delicious Mexican, Asian, Caribbean, Brazilian or Italian cuisine. We became virgin Miami Vice addicts (the drink, not the tacky 1980s show) and downed about 20,000 calories worth of the mini cheesecakes at the Sweets and Coffee (but who’s counting, we didn’t!)

Even the expansive breakfast buffet at Arrecofes was a favorite as my daughter lovingly beckoned “we’re baaack” every morning. My children’s “life-changing” discovery was sweetened condensed milk as a topping over their pancakes and waffles. Mine was Red Chilaquiles (a medley of tortilla chips, spicy red chile sauce, cotija cheese, onions and sour cream) and the guava, manzana, papaya, cactus pear and star fruit were bursting with flavor.

While at the resort, we spent every moment together but my kids were counting down the years until they’d be old enough for the state-of-the-art Wired Teens Lounge. That is, until we stumbled upon the Playroom, a veritable kid’s wonderland geared to potty-trained kids up to age 12.playroom

From various game rooms, an American Ninja-warrior-style play area, outdoor playground, mini-spa, fashion runway to practice the catwalk, a movie theater, arcade, toddler area, Xbox room…the Playroom had it all. For once in their lives, the kids were begging for us to ditch them and we were frustrated we didn’t have enough time before our flight home for them to be ditched.

The Beach Excursion

snorkelfamilyBooking our direct flight, ground transportation to and from the airport and our hotel was simple on SouthwestVacations.com. Tougher was narrowing down their excursions because Cancún has a plethora of options such as these:

Camel Safari & Reef Snorkeling Adventure * Selvatica Extreme Canopy Adventure * Chichen Itza Plus Cancun * Xcaret eco-archaeological park full-day tour of ruins and activities * Xel-Ha All Inclusive Eco-Aquatic Park Tour (the Zip Bike looks amazing) *Swim with the Dolphins at Wet ‘N Wild.

We ultimately decided since we were only in Cancun three days, less was more and we would spend as much time in the sand and surf as possible with the Snorkeling Tour and Lunch. We met our transport at the Moon Palace and cruised down the coast on a saltwater breeze to Playa Maroma in the Riviera Maya, just 10 minutes north of Playa del Carmen.

Following a brief introduction from our snorkeling guide, we boarded our catamaran, were fitted with snorkeling gear and sailed away on waters so blue they can’t be found on any color chart. My cerulean reverie was interrupted by my daughter.

“Mom, you look like a dork,” referring to my snorkeling mask, to which I responded to her mirror image as “the pot calling the kettle a dork.”

caribbeanblueThere was nothing geeky about our two different stops at reefs teaming with marine life. Though the coral wasn’t overly colorful, the iridescent schools of fish were. We squealed as we swam through a jelly fish field, feeling tiny pin-pricks on our skin, and lazily floated above the reef to the slow-motion balletic pulse of the water.

When we weren’t snorkeling, we were diving off the back of the boat, and munching on chips and water provided by the friendly staff. Once back on shore, an open-air buffet lunch was included in our incursion where we were serenaded by a mariachi band (Bode brought down the house with the very Mexican “Chicken Dance”).

We spent our final hour frolicking on Maroma Beach’s wide open transparent water, convinced we had landed in a world of movie-set perfection.

A Lesson in Stress-free Vacationing

Traveling with kids is often stressful but with Southwest Vacations, the devil was in the details as they took care of the major minutiae. Our direct flights to and from Denver were seamless. Our airport transfers were smooth and Lomas Travel called our room 24 hours before departure to confirm our pick-up time. The snorkeling excursion and transfers went off without a hitch, and when staying at top-rated all-inclusive Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort we never have to worry about our next meal or activity.

As much as I love adventure, I also enjoy solitude and I was surprised to still find it even at a popular resort. In the evenings, we hit the abandoned beach after dinner, playing tag in the waves and discovering treasures in the sand. One night, the full moon burned down and Cancún glistened with silver lights like a galaxy of fallen stars.

Hadley looked at the horizon, that long line that cuts the world in two, and flung some sand toward it.

“Did you see that?” she squealed as she launched another handful. When it hit the dark ocean, the moon’s reflection lit up each grain of sand like a bioluminescent bay, a befitting touch of lunar magic in the hauntingly beautiful Moon Palace.

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Do you want in?

Southwest Vacations has launched a deal for Denver residents on Amazon Local now through March 3, 2015. They are offering a three night all-inclusive vacation from Denver starting at $749 (or five nights starting at $999). This picture-perfect vacation to Cancún will include airfaire and an all-inclusive stay at Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas with all meals and beverages included.

Soak up the sun while you lounge on white, sandy beaches, or explore the sea on a catamaran. There’s no shortage of activities on-site, from beach volleyball and table tennis to live entertainment.

Be sure to go to Amazon Local to take advantage of this incredible deal and thanks to Southwest Vacations for partnering with us on this promotion!

Extra, Extra

 Do you want more details on our amazing trip to Cancun? Rest assured, there went plenty of adventures (and misadventures) along the way!

Southwest Vacations: When Getting There is Half the Fun (Cancun Day 1)
Southwest Vacations: The Flowrider’s Hilarity and Beach Bumming (Cancun Day 2)
Southwest Vacations: A Snorkeling Adventure Within a Misadventure (Cancun Day 3)

Southwest Vacations: An iguana bike ride, a too-late discovery and farewell (Cancun Day 4)

The Breakfast Club returns to theaters for 30th anniversary!

Children of the 1980s rejoice: The Breakfast Club is returning to a movie theater near you on Thursday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.

In honor of this iconic movie’s 30th anniversary, Fathom Events is bringing back Molly Ringwald “the princess,” Anthony Michael Hall “the brain,” Emilio Estevez “the jock,” Judd Nelson “the rebel,” and Ally Sheedy “the outcast.”

This 30th Anniversary release includes the newly restored feature that has never been seen before on the big screen plus a newly remixed bonus content featurette titled The Breakfast Club – A Retrospective that takes a look back at the iconic film. Featuring personal insights from cast members as well as contributions from filmmakers, this featurette is a must see for all Rebels, Princesses, Outcasts, Brains and Jocks.

Grab your friends and make a night of it!

See local screening times here: http://www.fathomevents.com/event/the-breakfast-club/buy

 

Foodie Friday: Caramel-soaked chocolate cake with toffee bits recipe

This recipe is in honor of my birthday today!

Though my family loves sweets, I wouldn’t really call us cake lovers and for birthdays, we often opt for alternatives like pie. So when my son asked for chocolate cake on his birthday, I groaned at the thought of a slab of cake slathered in uninspired frosting.

So, I decided to mix it up.

One cake that we love is tres leche, which is about as close to heaven as you can get in the cake kingdom. Essentially you bake a yellow cake, poke holes in it and pour a mixture of sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and whipping cream until the cake is completely saturated, moist and amazing.

I figured I’d do something similar but with chocolate. I baked the cake, poked holes in it and saturated the cake with sweetened condensed milk and caramel, topped it with whipped topping, Heath toffee bites and a bit more caramel. It was a huge hit and will become a Johnson family tradition.

 

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Join Mile High Mamas for our VIP screening of “Cinderella” (150 seats available!)

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ highly anticipated “Cinderella” will be released to the public on March 13, 2015 but we are giving your family the opportunity to join us for a  free VIP reserved seat pre-screening on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at Colorado Mills theater in Lakewood! That’s right, we have 150 reserved seats up for grabs so be sure to enter your information below.

About “Cinderella”

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James, a.k.a. “Rose” from Downton Abbey) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.

Soon, she is forced to become their servant, disrespected, covered in ashes and spitefully renamed Cinderella. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her, and she continues to remain positive, determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.”

When Ella meets a dashing stranger in the woods, unaware that he is really the Prince (Richard Madden) and not merely Kit, an apprentice at the palace, she believes she has finally found a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the King (Derek Jacobi) summons all maidens in the kingdom to attend a royal ball at the palace, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her Stepmother forbids her to attend and callously destroys her dress.

Meanwhile, the calculating Grand Duke (Stellan Skarsgård) devises a plan to thwart the Prince’s hopes of reuniting with Ella and enlists the support of the devious Stepmother. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand. Soon, a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin, a few mice and a magic wand, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.

Contest

Mile High Mamas has 150 reserved, free seats for the new film “Cinderella” on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at Colorado Mills theater in Lakewood. Please, only RSVP for your own family; large ticket requests will not be honored. A Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures representative will email you the week of the screening to confirm your seats if you were selected.  Guests must arrive 30 minutes before the screening. We look forward to seeing you!

SCREENING SUBMISSION FORM IS CLOSED. WE HAVE REACHED OUR 150 SEATING CAPACITY. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED! YOU WILL RECEIVE A NOTIFICATION SHORTLY.