Month: March 2022

Colorado Rockies Opening Day Events + Your Guide to a Successful Baseball Season

As soon as that first pitch is thrown, spring has sprung! Nothing says Happy Spring than the Colorado Rockies season opener. They will begin their 29th season with home games against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on Friday, April 8th at 2:10 p.m., Saturday, April 9th at 6:10 p.m. and Sunday, April 10th at 1:10 p.m.  Colorado Rockies Opening Day Events  LoDo’s Dairy Block micro-district is excited to help celebrate the Colorado Rockies Opening Weekend with Game Day on the Block, a variety of fantastic baseball-themed activations offered Friday, April 8th – Sunday, April 10th. Dairy Block’s 2022 Game Day on the Block will include: Concerts by local musicians in the Alley,  Blanchard Family Wines will be serving purple wine, baseball macarons &...

The Ultimate Denver Summer Activity Guide for Kids (250+ Ideas)

Mile High Mamas’ 2022 Summer Activity Guide is here! Don’t miss the ultimate kid-friendly guide to summer in Denver as well as our top Colorado family travel destinations.  Denver’s Best Summer Activities for Families 2022 Mile High Mamas has the best guide for family indoor activities in Denver, as well as the best outdoor fun. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this article for our recommendations for Denver’s best hikes, splash parks, waterfall hikes, pools and more. We have included some of Denver’s best playgrounds below but be sure to also check out Denver Playgrounds & Parks: A guide to the best play areas in metro Denver.  We have also included businesses that have permanently closed during the pandemic; others require reservations. Don’t...

A Child’s Day At Camp Gardner Exploring S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

Our summer camp activities are carefully chosen to provide a summer of fun and play that preschoolers love, while they are also learning new skills and exploring S.T.E.A.M. concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). This 10-week program continues the school year’s academically-focused lessons with a more relaxed summer camp environment. To introduce you to Camp Gardner, we thought you might like to see the program from a camper’s perspective. Here’s a typical day at Camp Gardner: A Preschooler Shares The Fun They Have at Camp Gardner I wake up early to get ready for Camp Gardner because I’m so excited! In my backpack, I bring my favorite stuffed animal. Lambie loves summer at The Gardner School, just like me. Today is Bring Your Bike to School Day, so mom puts my green bal...

Deals: Free Avid4 Adventure Camp, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Rock the Runway and More!

I live by what I write. I am always looking for ways to have a great time or a great meal at a discount or get an amazing deal. That is why when I go out to eat I love to each lunch or breakfast! I recently got to try several different dishes at First Watch. First Watch is a breakfast location with several locations across town. We particularly loved the fresh-squeezed juices, the million-dollar bacon, the awesome pancakes with strawberries and lemon curd on them and the ham and gruyere melt! If you are looking for a great, healthy meal for the family, try First Watch. Free Summer Camp. Avid4 Adventure is offering free day camp in Lafayette July 5-8 to kids directly impacted by the Marshall Fire. They are offering two Explorer groups (K-1st grade) three Adventure groups (2nd through 7th gr...

Sensory-friendly Easter bunny and Easter egg hunt in Denver

Easter comes with many Easter traditions so why should all children not be able to participate, regardless of their circumstances?  Listed below are a special needs Easter egg hunt and also a sensory-friendly bunny in Denver. Be sure to check out our guide to Easter egg hunts and brunches in Denver.  Looking for something a bit different this year? Don’t miss these 10 fun alternatives to Easter egg hunts including a fun fitness hunt for kids and a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt (get your mini glow sticks here). Also, don’t forget to stock up on your plastic eggs and bunny potato sacks! Castle Rock Special Egg Hunt (Quiet Hour) Saturday, April 9, 4:30-7 p.m.  This is an amazing community event at Philip S. Miller Park designed for kid...

Easter in Denver: Egg Hunts, the Easter Bunny, Easter Brunch and More!

Do you love battling it out for cheap candy? Posing with the creepy Easter bunny? Denver’s Easter Egg hunts are back in full force so grab your running shoes and Easter baskets and head on over.  We’ve also rounded up some fantastic restaurants that offer Easter brunch in Denver.  NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change. Check before heading out the business website and see our event calendar for full listings.  Looking for something a bit different this year? Don’t miss these 10 fun alternatives to Easter egg hunts including a fun fitness hunt for kids and a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt (get your mini glow sticks here). Also, don’t forget to stock up on your plastic eggs and bunny potato sacks! Denver Easter Egg Hunts 2022 Saturday,...

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with a 5-star rated mini photo shoot (discount included!)

Book a free 30-minute outdoor session with Shoott and capture gorgeous memories without breaking the bank! Sessions are perfect for family portraits, maternity, milestone birthdays, engagements, Mother’s Day, graduation, personal branding, or just treat yourself!  Denver Family Photographer Discount Shoott offers multiple locations in and around Denver including Centennial, Cheesman Park, Chautauqua, Golden, Union Station + lots of other locations available throughout the area! Check out Shoott’s full schedule HERE and grab a slot — use code MILEHIGH at booking or checkout to receive 15% off 5+ photos. How does it work? Shoott offers mini photo sessions that are FREE to book with top local professional photographers. You just: Choose a date, time, and locatio...

Help the animals at Ukrainian Zoos with this emergency wildlife fund

Do you love animals and want to help provide emergency assistance to the zoos in Ukraine that have been impacted by the Russian invasion?  The Denver Zoo is raising funds to support the organizations and personnel working in Ukraine and bordering nations that are providing food, transportation, veterinary care and evacuation for the animals, and support for the zookeepers and other staff that continue to care for their animals under extremely dangerous and difficult conditions. Donations can be made here: Denver Zoo Wildlife Emergency Fund   “We’ve all watched in horror as this crisis has unfolded in Ukraine, and our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people,” said Bert Vescolani, President and CEO of Denver Zoo and a council member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums...

How to Teach Your Teen About Investing and Trading

Do you want to teach your kids how to manage their money while also learning about investing and trading? We’ve teamed up with ‘Teach Me Wall Street,’ which makes online learning fun with their Summer Finance Boot-Camps for middle and high school students that focus on Trading, Investing, the Stock Market,  Business and Personal Finance with their live instruction! Click here to read Part 1 of our series about how to raise money-smart kids and scroll down for our exclusive discount.  Teach Me Wall Street has offered these ways to get your teens interested in investing.  Talk about their future goals – where they would like to go to college and what they would like to buy if they had more money – and discuss investment choices in an interesting way, without lecturing.&n...

Denver Deals: Venardos Circus discount, Spring Consignment Sales and More!

I may be really late to the party, my kids have already returned to the movies when they went to watch Spiderman with their dad a couple of weeks back. I’m going to the sneak preview of Lost City on Tuesday and couldn’t be more excited (and Channing Tatum – does any more need be said?). There are several great movies coming this summer. It’s about time we actually go OUT to the movies again.   Spring Consignment Sales. We have once again compiled a list of the best children’s consignments in town! Bookmark the page and put these dates on your calendars! This week’s sale on March 24-27 is Just Between Friends of Aurora. Located at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds (25690 East Quincy Ave) Thursday 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. with a $2 admission; Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (25% off sale), 6-7:30 p.m....

Will Colorado remove sales tax on diapers and menstrual products?

A bill to remove Colorado’s sales tax on menstrual products, diapers and adult incontinence products overwhelmingly passed the state House Thursday and will advance to the Senate.  Backers of the bill argue paying taxes on these products particularly burdens low-income women and families, as well as seniors on fixed incomes. “At the core, this bill is about dignity. The cost of essential products has real impacts on people, financial impacts of course, but also on their core dignity,” said Democratic Rep. Leslie Herod. Read the full story at CPR here.

Shop at the YouthBiz Spring Marketplace and Support Young Entrepreneurs!

Do you want to support young entrepreneurs?  The YouthBiz Marketplace is the ultimate buy local experience. Young business owners sell their unique products–all handmade by them. You will find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home-baked goodies, artwork, and more–unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list! When: Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 3550 E 1st Avenue, Denver Location: Young American Center for Financial Education Admission is free.  If you have a child who would like to sell their creations, it’s a $25 booth fee and all youth vendors ages 6-21 are elgible. All vendors must attend Success Strategies workshop on Saturday, April 9. Learn more here.