Month: January 2022

Lessons from Sad Camp: A Mom’s Reflections on Trauma, Healing and Asking for Help

Casey from Moosh in Indy has bravely documented her struggles with mental illness, bipolar disorder and a suicide attempt in A Pregnant Mom’s Overdose. Scroll down for extra resources. My first week at sad camp we were blindfolded and taken into a warehouse with a rope maze. We were to keep our hand on the rope at all times until we found the end. When you thought you had found the end, you were to raise your hand. A staff member would ask “What do you need?” “Is this the end?” “No.” And you’d continue on. It started to feel like a trick until a voice said “One of your sisters has made it out, so can you.” I doubled down. I was smart and collected, I could find my way out. Something about the cryptic way they kept saying ‘ne...

Goatflix & Chill: Fun Goat Events at Four Mile Historic Park!

The goats are taking over Four Mile Historic Park in the most memorable way! To kick off the new series in partnership with Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga, Four Mile welcomes guests of all ages to flex and flow with a herd of baby Nigerian goats on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. to noon. The 60-minute goat yoga class proceeds with the assistance of RMGY’s trained farmhands – with entertainment in the form of tricks and stunts from the goat yogis. Tickets are $30. The goat yoga lineup continues in February with fun themes, such as: Blacklight Goat Yoga (Friday, Feb. 4, at 5-6 p.m.): Attendees are invited to wear fluorescent colors and bring glow sticks for blacklight yoga with goats dressed in festive costumes. Tickets are $30. Cupid’s Baby Goat Yoga (Sunday, Feb. 1...

Dance Mom Fails and Dreaming the Impossible Dream

One of the most rewarding parts of parenthood is seeing your children wade through the wall of clutter to discover their talents and passions. We tried it all–soccer, gymnastics, swim team and upside-down basket weaving. She had marginal successes but there was one activity that was a complete flop: dancing. You see, my daughter Hadley has inherited my lack of rhythm. Instead, she has a raw, aggressive athleticism that makes her adept at climbing mountains, careening down a ski slope, scaling large buildings and reducing her competition to tears at any sign of weakness. When she was three years old, she had her first – and last – dance recital. We invited the entire family out for the occasion, an event we knew would go down as yet one more painful chapter in the Johnson ...

Tips For Parents To Keep Your Garage Safe For Kids

Even while garage doors are generally out of view and out of focus, it nonetheless poses a major threat to youngsters. Climbing on items and messing with devices that should not be toyed with are common childhood pastimes for children.  It’s critical to avoid such high-risk activity when it pertains to the garage door. Fortunately, you can keep your children safe by teaching them about garage door regulations. You can read here some garage door safety tips for you to practice. You can lessen the danger of garage door injuries to your children by teaching them on garage doors as well as how to deal with them. To further remove safety issues, try childproofing your garage. Always consider your local garage door company in Lakewood Colorado if you are looking for advice to safety p...

Family-friendly films at the Denver Jewish Film Festival counter division and hate

 The 26th Annual JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center’s Denver Jewish Film Festival powered by The Chotin Foundation will be held virtually and in-person from February 14 to 22 and will be followed by an entirely virtual festival from February 23 through March 1, 2022. The festival includes 34 films and shorts showcasing cinema from 14 countries. Films cover a variety of diverse topics, many showcasing stories of perseverance through different lenses. Tickets and festival passes go on sale on January 19 at 10 a.m. Family-friendly films that would be of interest to Denver families: The Crossing. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. ...

Deals: Chinese New Year in Denver, what products to buy now before prices increase

Stock up (but don’t hoard) now! If you have been watching the news at all lately they have been talking much about price increases. And it’s not just our imagination. Consumer goods giant Proctor & Gamble confirmed they would raise prices on items like Tide, Gain, Downey, and Pampers diapers will be going up again in February. While in April we can expect increases in personal care products like Crest toothpaste. If you can find these items in your store grab them now before prices rise by 8%! Chinese New Year. Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at the shops on Federal and Alameda on February 5 & 6. There will be lion dances and performances – and certainly, you can shop for fun gifts and candies. Make sure to get some red envelopes to give your kids for good luck! You can start...

Spring Break in Denver: 50+ Activities for Families in 2022

Spring Break is almost here and it’s a tricky one to plan if you’re staying in Colorado! Will there be snow? Will it be a balmy 70 degrees? Fortunately, we have you coffered with our guide to Spring Break in Denver 2022 with indoor and outdoor activities, categorized by geographic area. And, of course, COVID restrictions are in place so always check the venue prior to visiting!  Don’t miss: Family Vacation: Your Guide to Spring Break in Colorado  15 Affordable Family Spring Break Adventures in Colorado Denver Free Days 2022 Colorado Family Outdoor Adventure: An All-Ages Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Getting Outside 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 Ba...

Valentine’s Day in Denver 2022: Romantic Dining, Gifts & Activities

Sure, you may be wishing you’re in romantic cities like Paris or New York City for Valentine’s Day but Denver has so much to offer for the holiday of love. Check out our tips for celebrating Valentine’s Day in Denver with your loved ones–from where to eat, buy flowers, and play together in collaboration with Visit Denver. Scroll down to the bottom for our guide to creating your own fondue and Valentine’s Day charcuterie boards as well as family-friendly activity ideas.  Valentine’s Day in Denver 2022 GIFTS Denver has plenty of  Valentine’s Day gift options. Sound of the Rockies Chorus will deliver a Singing Valentine to serenade your love by quartets formed from an award-winning chorus in the Denver area. Explore The Mile High City’...

5 Darling Charcuterie Board Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Did you know: The word charcuterie originated in France, and it translates to “pork-butcher shop?” Charcuterie Boards are all the rage so why not shower those you love with a gorgeous spread of fun Valentine’s Day food. We have the sweet, the salty and even the healthy for you to enjoy with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day. Need a charcuterie board? This Charcuterie Board Set offers a unique bamboo cheese board, Charcuterie platter and serving tray. A marble slab is another great option because it won’t absorb smells like wood.  If you’d like to add an event bigger spread, don’t miss our guide to Valentine’s Day fondue with tips and delicious cheese and meat recipes, as well as Valentine’s Day in Denver 2022: Romantic Dining, Gifts a...

Five Great Math Tutoring Companies in Denver

Even at the best of times, getting kids to stay engaged during school has always been a challenge. But what happens when the classroom is a computer screen, and there are all the distractions of home? The need for quality one-on-one help has never been greater! Of course, finding the right help is easier said than done. So many companies and independent tutors, some in-person, some remote, some who specialize in one subject, some in another…how in the world does one find the right match? Well, look no further! We’ve gathered a list of what we believe to be the best tutoring companies in the Denver area, complete with information about what makes each one different. One quick read and your kid will be on their way in no time. 1. Math Tutor Denver At Math Tutor Denver we believe in the power...

National Western Stock Show Tickets (for cheap), Denver free days and more!

Treat yourself to the little things. As a deals blogger – I don’t typically buy anything that is not on sale. And to be honest, I don’t often buy many things for myself. When I found this cute little coffee mug at Target last week. I bought it. Did I feel a little weird about “wasting” my $7 on a mug I didn’t need? YES! But, I LOVE it and I have used it every day. I’m not sure if it is just the mug that I love so much or if it is the simple reflection that I did something really just for myself. If you are also watching your pennies – don’t feel bad about the occasional just for your purchase. Just do it! National Western Stock Show Tickets. The National Western Stock Show is ready to in full swing through next weekend. Groupon has tickets as low as $15, but most run around $30. When ...

Denver Summer Camps 2022: Add your listing!

Denver’s Summer Camp Season 2022 is almost upon us and welcome to our soon-to-be-published summer camp guide. What sets us apart is we not only offer an easily-searchable directory but we also offer blog post features for your summer camp. Are you looking now and can’t wait? Please see last year’s Summer Camp Directory Landing Page with plenty of recommendations for reference; we plan to launch the updated guide in February.  Denver’s Summer Camp Guide 2022 Options There are three different options:    1) Premium summer camp listing. $150. Top placement in directory with all contact and social media fields. Client-provided blog post for the website. Social media support. (Limited number of premium&...

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