Month: July 2022

Deals: Amazon Prime Days, Back-to-School Deals and More

I love the Hari Mari flip-flops that I discovered when I visited Outdoor Retailer this year. Beyond their fun colorful designs – I love that even the name makes me smile. Hari means “of the sun” and Mari means “of the sea” (I guess my sea will have to be Chatfield Reservoir :-). I also love that for every pair purchased a percentage goes to fight pediatric cancer. Amazon Prime Days. This week, July 12 & 13, Amazon Prime Days returns. Heralded as the Black Friday of the summer – the sale promises deals on several different items with the best deals on Amazon Echo, Fire and Kindles. You do have to be a member of Amazon Prime. But, you can get a free trial membership (just don’t forget to cancel) Target Deal Days. Target Deal Days starts July 11 and last three whole days with big sav...

Little Man Ice Cream Opens New Location!

Summer just got even sweeter with the opening of Little Man Ice Cream’s grand opening at Englewood’s Kent Place shopping center at Hampden Avenue and South University Boulevard. Previously the site of Glacier Ice Cream, Little Man Ice Cream’s eighth location is at 3455 South University Boulevard. The new University Boulevard shop offers 22 to 24 flavors daily with six vegan options. The location will be open daily 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Little Man Ice Cream Factory In case you missed it, the Little Man Ice Cream Factory opened in 2019 and is a 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art tasting room and production kitchen in the West Colfax neighborhood of Denver. Guests enter Willy Wonka-esque through a walk-in freezer and pop into a space designed to replicate an industrial ice ...

Must-see Blockbuster Family Movies from Comcast NBCUniversal

Top Gun: Maverick isn’t the only movie making headlines this summer! We’ve teamed up with Comcast NBCUniversal to share two must-see family-friendly movies this summer: Minions: The Rise of Gru and Jurassic World Dominion. In case you missed it: Xfinity Brings the Best Kids Content to On-the-Go Families this Summer with thousands of hours of family-friendly TV shows and films available on TV, online and through the Xfinity Stream App. Get ready for Minions: The Rise of Gru with Xfinity Rewards Get excited! Minions: The Rise of Gru is on the way — landed in theaters on July 1.   Amidst a backdrop of 1970s humor and style, the highly anticipated sequel explores the origin story of the world’s most despicable super villain, Gru, and introduces an endearing new minion, Ot...

We Are Not Eating Ariel, and Other Tales of False Advertising

A few years ago, we had tilapia filets for dinner. Joel, age four, remarked on the color of the meat. He wondered why fish is always white. My husband told him some fish, like salmon and tuna, are pinkish or orange. Joel said, “I know what tuna is. It’s mermaid meat.” The cans of tuna in the cupboard feature a smiling blonde mermaid on the label. It’s is false advertising when you are a four-year-old boy who judges the contents of the can by the label outside. Hopefully he doesn’t think the cans of O-shaped pasta in red sauce contain a little smiling Chef. My pre-reading son goes through life bombarded by signs and symbols. Restaurants and junk foods have perfected this art. When my kids were mere toddlers, they could recognize the golden arches sign as the we...

Pacified: Breaking the binky habit before it breaks you

Call it what you want. Binky. Pacifer. Paci. Soother. I call it a little cut of hell.  Sure, I loved Hadley’s pacifier when it quelled her cries but it was so traumatic breaking her of her habit that I wouldn’t let a binky go anywhere near Bode’s mouth when he was born.  And it was a 12-step program to make her quit.  Day 1: Jamie did the “snip-snip.” No, this is not in reference to the procedure he underwent when our child-bearing years passed. But rather, he snipped the end off of Binky. We then left it out in an obvious place and waited with baited breath as she approached. Predictably, she jumped right on it, as she often does when she makes a non-sleepytime Binky discovery. But after a few sucks, she took it out to observe, and then tried to put it in ...

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