Month: January 2018

Black History Month–Celebrate with these performances and music

Each February, Black History Month honors the achievements and contributions of African-Americans to the country. Visit Denver shares how you can celebrate throughout the Denver metro area with lectures, dramatic performances and music. Feb. 1 – 28 A History of Black Firefighters in the Denver Fire Department Exhibit Denver Firefighters Museum Learn about brave firefighters who carved out a career in what used to be a segregated profession. Feb. 1 – March 24 Landscape Expressions: Artistic Renderings by Vincent W. Lewis Reception on Feb. 10, 1-4 p.m.  Blair Caldwell African American Research Library Lewis uses his art as a means of transitioning viewers into thought-provoking reflection to find rest for the soul. In addition to being an accomplished artist, Lewis is a minister and gif...

20 fun events in Denver this week

Denver events include Burn Awareness Week free day at the Denver Firefighters Museum, Cirque Goes to the Movies and the Abominable Winter Adventure Run. See our event calendar for full listings.  Ales, Apps & Barrels of Fun at Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus  Feb 1, 7:00 – 10:00 pm Release your inner child at the Children’s Museum during our adults-only extravaganza! Sample beers from local breweries, snack on light bites, and best of all, enjoy an evening of play in our world-class exhibits. Don’t miss your chance to be a kid again! Free First Saturday at Denver Art Museum Feb 3, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm General admission is free on the first Saturday of the month thanks to Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Fac...

Hey Moms! You Probably Spoke to Your Child’s Predator Today

A Mother’s Gift An open letter By Erin Lockwood – author of Things You Can’t Take  This open letter is a real conversation I had with one of my daughters. I put it on paper because I feel it’s a message that all parents should share with their kids. It’s based on true events that inspired and supports my newest fictional work, “Things You Can’t Take”, that was released January, 23rd 2018. My hope is that my personal experience is shared with as many parents as possible to shed light on the relevant subject of sexual assault and bring awareness to my book’s power. Please share with your sons, daughters, mothers and friends. Dear daughter, We have to have a long talk tonight because something happened. It was small. Tiny. Just a little blip in your da...

3 Awesome Colorado Timeshare Resorts for a Family Ski Vacation

You’ve rented hotel rooms, condos and cabins for your Colorado ski vacation but have you ever considered a timeshare? Find out why this is a great option. When searching for family-friendly accommodations in Colorado, you may think you need to sacrifice luxury and amenities to ensure you get the space and comfort you need. When in fact, it is possible to have all the comforts of home while having access to the fantastic offerings of an upscale resort when you buy or rent a Colorado timeshare. Regardless of the size of your family, timeshares are available in cozy studios all the way up to four bedroom suites. These suites will also come with features like full kitchens for your cooking convenience, spacious living areas for family game night, dining rooms for enjoying meals prepared ...

Deals: Red Envelope Giveaway, Bicycle Village Grand Opening & More!

I have never professed to be much of a cook. My typical line is something like, “I can cook it if it is boxed, bagged or frozen.”  But I do have some OK taste buds and remarkably so do my kids. I have recently tried a couple different remedies to this. I tried the Farm Oven Bakery Bites. These are little treats that the owner created to try to get her kiddo to eat her veggies but have to say, I’d rather eat the actual veggies than these little bites. But the concept is fantastic and my daughter took them in her backpack to school. I also tried Kilyn’s Kitchen Meals. The meals were a cross between a fixed meal like Blue Apron and a frozen dinner (only the stuff is fresh). Easy to make by just boiling and done in under 5 minutes. But again, I like my veggies fresh (the rest o...

Family Travel: 24 Hours in Grand Valley

This is me: And these are my kids: Let’s do a recount: 1 of me 2 of them Oh. And we all ski. Here’s what taking two kids skiing all by yourself looks like: Pack the gear. Pack the snacks. Check the gear. Realize you packed ski helmets for exactly no one. Pack the ski helmets. Separate children who can’t seem to stop fighting even though it’s 9pm and they should be in bed. Check the snacks. Realize you packed a lot of applesauce…and nothing else. Add a few cheese sticks and Clif Kids bars. Threaten the children that if they don’t go to sleep RIGHT NOW, no one in this house will ever ski EVER AGAIN. Realize you forgot to put the skis on the car. Put skis on the car. Prep the coffee for the next day. Crash in to bed. And all of that is BEFORE you even wake up two sleepy kids, drag them ...

Add your camp to our Denver Summer Camp Guide 2018

Mile High Mamas will soon be launching our Denver Summer Camp Guide 2018. Now through March 1 you may post your listing for free: milehighmamas.com/places/camps We have other affordable advertising options available as well. Be sure to email us themilehighmamas [at] gmail [dot] com. Bring on summer!

February Family Volunteer Event

Want to do something special for our Veterans? Join Volunteers of America on Saturday, February 10th from 9-11 a.m. at the Volunteers of America Administration Building to make homemade Valentine’s Day cards for the men and women who have served our country. Volunteers of America will supply the construction paper, scissors, and glue but if there is something special you would like to add to your cards like stickers or pictures please feel free to bring them! Sign up here.  Family activities to do at home Want an easy fun project to do with your kids at home? Try a no-sew fleece blanket, when you’re finished with your blankets you can drop them off with Megan Harding at the Volunteers of America Admin Building. Please email [email protected] or call 303-297-0408 to ...

#MeToo and Kids

In the wake of high profile sexual abuse disclosures, accusations, indictments, and the social media campaigns of #metoo and #timesup, I am cautiously hopeful that we can usher in a new era in which the children of today are raised to understand and practice consent as adults—an era when “Yes” means “Yes” and “No” means “No.” And if someone can’t find their voice to say “No,” because of fear or discomfort, it is still a “No.”   I believe we need to address three urgent issues: Parents and our communities need to spend extra time teaching consent to boys and young men to counter the still ubiquitous images and messages of women as sexual objects who are supposedly just playing coy and need to somehow be persuaded or coerced into sexual activities. And likewise, we need to spend extra t...

Involve Board: The New Way to Find Opportunities for Your Teen

Last year, I connected one of my most shy students to a program called ArtLab, a program that uses art to address social issues. Since joining, she has become more empowered and more confident than she’s ever been. She would be the first to tell you that ArtLab changed her as a person. As an educator at a public school, I thought – what if we could do this for every student across Denver? This is why I created Involve Board.     Involve Board is a new website for students, parents, and teachers in the Denver Metro Area. The website serves as a one stop shop for students to find opportunities ranging from volunteering, to weekend workshops on coding, to summer programs at universities. Parents and students can create accounts and find exciting opportunities based off th...

18 family-friendly events in Denver

Congratulations on (almost) surviving January! Fun events this week include the Mom Up! Project, the Great Fruitcake Toss and a free day at Denver Museum of Nature and Science. See our event calendar for full listings.  Mom UP! Project at Stanley Marketplace Jan 25, 4:00 – 9:30 pm A Mom’s night out that includes pop up shops and dynamic speakers and demos. Every attendee receives a swag bag with offers/samples from local businesses. $8 from every ticket will be donated back to the school PTA of each attendee’s choice. Cars and Coffee at Gateway Classic Cars of Denver  Jan 27, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm So far we have had some great turnouts, but we want to keep on growing! Hang out with Gateway Classic Cars on the last Saturday of every month for Cars & Coffee! Enjoy delicious donuts...

Win tickets to the Ice Castles in Dillon!

Most of us have overdosed on anything Frozen-related but rest assured, the giant Ice Castles in Dillon, Colo. are a cut right out of Disney’s musical fantasy where you’ll swear you’ve been swept away in an eternal winter with magic at every turn. Disclaimer: mangy reindeer named Sven not included.  Since 2011, travelers from all over the globe have flocked to Ice Castles to walk through the frozen creation made up of 25 million pounds of ice. So, how do they do it?  According to founder Brent Christensen, each ice castle takes thousands of man-hours to make. More than 5,000 icicles are “grown” each day to be harvested and sculpted together. Newly placed icicles are then drenched in freezing water once or twice each day. The blend of icicle placement, changing temperatur...

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