Month: August 2023

Estes Park: Top 10 Fall Activities for Families

Estes Park, Colorado, is a wonderful destination for fall family fun. Located at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park offers a wide range of outdoor activities, beautiful fall foliage, and family-friendly attractions. Also, while you’re enjoying fall in Colorado, be sure to check out these guides Scenic Driving Colorado: Exploring the State’s Most Spectacular Backroads and Ultimate Guide to Fall in Colorado.  Estes Park Fall Family Adventures  Explore Rocky Mountain National Park: Fall is a fantastic time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, as the park’s landscape transforms into vibrant shades of orange, red, and gold. Take your family on scenic hikes, spot wildlife such as elk and bighorn sheep, and enjoy breathtaking views of the mou...

Colorado teachers can be awarded up to $1,000 for new projects

Great news for our hard-working teachers: Colorado teachers can apply for up to $800 in grants to purchase materials for their classrooms through a new state initiative. The $11 million in federal COVID relief funds is aimed at helping teachers purchase materials to address needs and learning deficits that came out of the COVID pandemic. Starting today, preschool through 12th grade public school teachers can apply through the DonorsChoose Colorado site and submit a project. How to Qualify for DonorsChoose Colorado Create a teacher account at www.donorschoose.org/teachers if you don’t already have one. Then return to this page to follow the rest of these instructions. Sign into your account. Teach PreK-12 in an Colorado public school. On the “HI” page while creating your...

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Ideas for Switching your Mobile Phone Carrier

Fun fact: 51 percent of Americans say it’s easier to find a new romantic partner than a mobile carrier according to a new Comcast survey.  Breaking up is hard to do, especially when we don’t want to deal with the hassle of changing things up even though nearly half of Americans (48 percent) have had a negative experience with their current provider.   Parents: Is It Time to Break Up (with your carrier)? Parents have the hardest time most of all and are especially prone to be over their mobile provider. One-third of parents (33 percent) say they are done and ready for a change, more than double that of non-parents (14 percent). The biggest gripe for parents is pricing. In fact, parents report they are four times more likely than non-parents to be always looking for the next n...

Your best advice for new Denver moms

Most moms will attest that our journey to becoming a mom is rarely smooth. In fact, it’s darn hard but what a tremendous gift it is to be a new mom. We asked you what are your top tips for helping a new mom navigate this exciting and challenging phase of your new life. Also, for extra advice, don’t miss Help! I’m a New Mom: A First-Time Mother’s Guide to Mastering Newborn Care and Postpartum Recovery. Tips for New Denver Moms Take care of yourself: Remember to prioritize self-care. Rest when you can, eat nutritious meals, and stay hydrated. Don’t hesitate to ask for help from family and friends when you need it. Trust your instincts: As a new mom, you will receive a lot of advice from well-meaning individuals. While it’s essential to gather information, trust your i...

Best audiobooks for teens and tweens

Let’s face it: sometimes our tweens and teens have way too much downtime. So while they’re playing video games, scrolling through social media or taking a roadtrip, here are some fantastic options for them that cover a wide range of genres and themes.  Best Audiobooks for teens and tweens “The Harry Potter Series” by J.K. Rowling (narrated by Jim Dale) “The Hunger Games Trilogy” by Suzanne Collins (narrated by Carolyn McCormick) “The Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series” by Rick Riordan (narrated by Jesse Bernstein) “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green (narrated by Kate Rudd) “The Maze Runner Trilogy” by James Dashner (narrated by Mark Deakins) “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak (narrated by Allan Co...

Golden Gate Canyon State Park: Fall Activities for Families

Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a fantastic destination for family fun in the fall. Located near the city of Golden, this 12,119-acre State Park offers a wide range of activities that everyone can enjoy. Here are some suggestions for family fun in Golden Gate Canyon State Park during the fall. Also, while you’re enjoying fall in Colorado, be sure to check out these guides Scenic Driving Colorado: Exploring the State’s Most Spectacular Backroads and Ultimate Guide to Fall in Colorado.  Golden Gate Canyon State Park Fall Fun Hiking: The park features over 35 miles of trails, varying in difficulty and length. Take a leisurely hike through the colorful fall foliage and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Some popular trails for families include the Forgotten Valley Trail, Coyote ...

Georgetown, Colorado: Top 8 Family Fun Activities

From an energy museum to a lake to ice cream and candy shops, Georgetown, Colorado is a charming historic town located in the Rocky Mountains. While it may be small, there are plenty of family-friendly activities and attractions in and around Georgetown. Here are some fun things to do as a family in Georgetown, Colorado. Looking for more Colorado fun? Be sure to check out Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs: Getaways, Outdoor Recreation Bites and Brews and scroll down for our summer activity guide with 200+ Denver activities. Family Fun in Georgetown, Colorado Georgetown Loop Railroad: Take a scenic train ride on the Georgetown Loop Railroad, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the opportunity to learn about the area’s mining history. Kids will enjoy the...

Free school meals for kids in Denver

Colorado public school students can get free breakfast and lunch this school year under a new voter-approved program called Healthy School Meals For All. Most of Colorado’s 178 school districts are participating. Here’s what you need to know about your children eating for free at school.  If my district is a part of the Healthy Meals For All program, does that mean my school is participating? Yes. If your district opts into the program, all participating schools within the district are included. However, not all schools have traditionally served meals. Schools that don’t currently participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs won’t be serving free meals. There are also some charter schools that serve meals but not under the federal programs so they don’t qualify...

Colorado’s best scenic train rides for kids

Colorado is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, and exploring them by scenic trains can be a fantastic family activity. Here are some Colorado scenic trains that offer family-friendly experiences. Are you looking to ditch the train and hit the trail? Check out Colorado hiking with kids: 50 hiking adventures for families and scroll down for our summer activity guide with 200+ Denver activities!  Colorado’s Best Scenic Trailrides with Kids Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad: This historic train takes you on a spectacular journey through the San Juan Mountains. You and your family can board the steam-powered train in Durango and enjoy a round trip to the charming town of Silverton. Along the way, you’ll be treated to stunning mountain views, deep canyons, and...

Labor Day Events for Families in Denver 2023

Labor Day weekend is almost upon us and that means the (almost) end to summer. Let’s celebrate in style with these family-friendly Denver events.  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. Labor Day in Denver 2023 Colorado State Fair WHEN: Thru Sept. 5, 2022 WHERE: Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo The annual Colorado State Fair creates an entertaining, inspiring and educational inter-generati...

Evergreen Explorations: Two Colorado parks you’ve never heard of

Sure, you’ve strolled around Evergreen Lake and hiked at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park but how about expanding your explorations even further to check out Fillius and Bergen Parks in Evergreen, Colorado?  Bergen and Fillius Parks are along the historic Lariat Loop Trail. Both parks, located in Evergreen, offer hikes, picnic areas and historic stone structures designed by architect J.J.B. Benedict. Bergen Parkway divides both parks. Douglas-fir and mature ponderosa pine forests make these parks excellent on hot summer days. Looking for more Colorado fun? Be sure to check out Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs: Getaways, Outdoor Recreation Bites and Brews and scroll down for our summer activity guide with 200+ Denver activities. Bergen Park The 25-acre Bergen Park was built on lan...

Deals: National Custard celebration, Bounce Empire and more

I love bringing you great deals and events each week. But one of my other favorite parts of this job is discovering some of the coolest new things in town. A new store, restaurant, or fun entertainment. Bounce Empire is the next best thing! It is part amusement park, part bar and a whole lot of fun for kids, adults, adults who act like kids, and seniors too! When it’s too hot to be outside this is perfect. When it’s too cold to be outside this will be perfect.  Freddy’s. This week, August 7-11 is National Frozen Custard celebration at Freddy’s. You can get a free single-topping mini sundae when you order through their app! Costco. I love my Costco Membership. Sometimes I just go to the store to wander around and get samples and my closet is a testament that I lik...

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