Month: February 2021

Black History Month + Denver’s ‘Black Girls Hike’

February is Black History Month. Visit Denver has these ideas for celebrating.  It would be the last hike of the season, Jessica Newton posted on her social media platforms. With mild weather forecast and Colorado’s breathtaking fall foliage as a backdrop, she was excited — convinced an excursion at Beaver Ranch Park would be the quintessential way to close out months of warm-weather hikes with her “sister friends.” Still, when that Sunday morning arrived in 2018, Newton was shocked when her usual crew of about 15 had mushroomed to include about 70 Black women. There’s a first time for everything, she thought, as they broke into smaller groups and headed toward the nature trail. What a sight they were, she recalls, as the women — in sneakers and hiking boo...

25 Fun Activity Ideas for Getting Unplugged on National Day of Unplugging

In the non-stop age of technology and Zoom, who else is in desperate need of disconnecting so you can reconnect? National Day of Unplugging is from sundown-to-sundown March 5-6, 2021 and there’s no better time than now to unplug.  Interesting facts: 75% of Americans spend anywhere from 3 to 10+ hours a day on a device. 48% of Americans spend 5 hours or more per day looking at a screen, while 13% spend 10 hours or more and we’re sure those numbers have gone up during the pandemic.  77% of women spend  3 hours or more per day on their computer, phone, or tablet, compared to 68% who say the same. Anyone else called to repentance with these statistics? Let’s do better, Mamas, and model great behavior for ourselves and for our families! ...

Your Guide To Denver’s Best Summer Camps for 2021

Denver summer camps 2022 is coming soon! After the train-wreck-of-a-summer-camp-season last year, we are encouraged that most summer camps are returning stronger than ever…with COVID precautions in place. We will be updating our summer camp guide regularly so be sure to check back often.  To help you navigate the many wonderful camps in Denver, we have compiled a Colorado Summer Camp Guide for 2021.  In addition to this directory, we will be featuring a variety of Denver camps over the next few months that give a more in-depth glimpse of camp life so keep checking in.  Also, don’t procrastinate–many spots are filling up quickly!  Do you have a summer camp to add to our guide? Be sure to go here to add your listing. Denver Summer Camp Guide 2021 Arts Camps&nbs...

Camp: Pedalheads helps kids develop a life-long passion for biking

The benefits of biking for kids! Exercise and activity are super important for kids’ health and well-being, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Finding the right activities to get them moving isn’t the easiest in the time of Covid, but Pedalheads bike and trail camps have got you covered. Biking is the perfect activity to keep your kids active, exploring, and learning new skills! Here are some benefits biking provides children. Boosts confidence and independence As kids develop more biking skills, they increase confidence in themselves. They feel great when they can move around more independently. The awesome instructors at Pedalheads are committed to helping your child gain their confidence! By keeping our instructor-to-children ratios low, we’re able to give each child the att...

12 Fun Facts About ‘Sue: The T.rex Encounter’ at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

No, it’s not A Boy named Sue like Johnny Cash’s famous song but rather, a dinosaur that is making waves in Denver!  SUE the T. rex is the most complete, best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered and SUE is currently on display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The traveling exhibition SUE: The T. rex Experience features the latest scientific discoveries about this incredible fossil.  Do you want to learn even more about dinosaurs? Don’t miss 10 Dinosaur Destinations in Denver for Dino-loving Kids and be sure to check-out some fun dinosaur toys below!  SUE: The T. rex Experience  SUE’s fossils are on permanent display at the Field Museum in Chicago, so the traveling exhibition gives you a chance to experience SUE through: An exact cas...

10 Dinosaur Destinations in Denver for Dino-loving Kids

If you love dinosaurs, Denver is the place to be. The city lies on some of the most fossil-rich land in the world, which means finding a piece of prehistoric history is as easy as walking your dog. Just ask a guy in Littleton—that’s how he found parts of a T-rex. Visit Denver shares these Denver-area dinosaur attractions.  Note: COVID closures may be in place. Call prior to confirm.  DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE One of the best places in Denver to find dinosaurs is the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, one of the premier natural history museums in the country. The Museum has close to 115,000 dinosaur, plant, and mammal fossils in its collections. You can visit the award-winning Prehistoric Journey exhibition, which features a Stegosaurus fossil discovered near ...

Red Rocks Summer Concert Schedule for 2021!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you extra money, they help us keep this site up and running. See our disclosure policy.  In our cancel culture world, we are sure happy that Red Rocks is not canceled and will be back better than ever with their 2021 concert lineup…and COVID precautions in place! Concerts are subject to change but the current 2021 schedule spans from April 16 with Ganja White Night through October 12 with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard (anyone else sensing a pattern here?) Add some pretty equally awesome bands including Goo Goo Dolls with Lifehouse, Journey, An Evening with Chicago and Their Greatest Hits, Barenaked Ladies with Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket. Of course, there is no concert ...

Denver Deals: Consignment Sales, Spring Break and the new must-have car accessory you didn’t know you needed!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you extra money, they help us keep this site up and running. See our disclosure policy.  I fully admit that I am a bit of a news junkie. I like watching the local news. I like knowing what is going on in my community. But the heartbreaking thing is when the news crawls its way into your own group of close friends or family. If you have noticed, the news has been talking about the mental toll that the COVID shutdowns have had on our kids has been dire. There is an increasing occurrence of suicide attempts, increased stress, and anxiety.  If you have the ability, reach out. Tell someone you care and that you are there.  Spring Break in Denver. Our guide is here…and it’s bigger an...

2021 Denver Spring Consignment Sale Guide

It’s finally here! Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. Thousands of shoppers find bargains on kids’ clothing for newborn-preteen, toys, strollers, furniture, baby equipment, books, shoes, maternity items and more…all at 50-90% below retail. Be sure to check out the following fabulous sales. Always double-check the website for times and details. Children’s Consignment Sales in Denver for 2021 February 18-21 Just Between Friends of Longmont Times: Thurs.-Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat. 50% off); Sun. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (75% off) Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 711 S Bowen Street, Longmont longmont.jbfsale.com March 4-7 Just Between Friends of Broomfield/Brighton Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p...

Chaos and Dead Air: A Glimpse into What Zoom School is Like for Kids

Middle school is the last place most of us want to return, but I voluntarily went back last month. My niece was struggling mightily with seventh grade. Her parents asked if I, a former teacher and an educational consultant, could help her tackle Zoom School. So I converted my kitchen table into a classroom and spent eight hours each day attending online classes with her and coaching her through homework. I was getting an inside view, not only of my niece’s development but of online learning at one of the most highly sought-after public middle schools in Brooklyn. What I saw was alarming. Middle school is the time for children to build a foundation for success in high school and beyond. It’s the time to hone the executive functioning skills essential to organizing their writing, t...

10 Best Snowshoeing and Cross-country Skiing Trails for Kids in Colorado

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you extra money, they help us keep this site up and running. See our disclosure policy. Explorations in the mountains shouldn’t be limited to summertime and snowshoeing is one of our favorite ways to explore! Many of Colorado’s backcountry and State and National Parks offer groomed trails and exciting terrain for snow sports, so pack your gear and use our guide to the best snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails for families in Colorado.  Don’t own your own snowshoes? Kids snowshoes are a great ROI; I was able to sell ours after my kids outgrew them for almost the same price I bought them! Yukon Snow-Bash makes great kids snowshoes and these affordable SNO Stompers make...

Spring Break in Denver 2021: Best 100+ Activities

The countdown is on for Spring Break 2021 and even during a pandemic, there are still opportunities to play safely! Whether you want to hunker down indoors, get outside or explore something new, we have you covered with these fabulous Spring Break offerings, categorized by geographic area. COVID restrictions are in place and many attractions require reservations so always check prior to visiting. Don’t miss: Family Vacation: Your Guide to Spring Break in Colorado 2020 15 Affordable Family Spring Break Adventures in Colorado Denver Free Days 2021 20 Best Places to Go Sledding in Colorado Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Skating in Colorado WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN COLORADO FOR SPRING BREAK? CENTRAL DENVER Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus.  The 46,902 square foot building is located...

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