This weekend, April 27-29, the Colorado Convention Center comes alive with LEGO ingenuity and child-like creativity. The giant traveling LEGO expo, LEGO KidsFEST has arrived in Denver!
When I went to summer camp, one of my clearest memories is of the colorful lumps of mashed potatoes: blue, purple, you name it. The bustling mess hall at Camp Pendalouan in Western Michigan was not known for its food. As kids away from home, we didn’t care. We cared more about how not to […]
In October, I shared on Mile High Mamas that I made two goals for our homeschooling year – on top of the regular goals I hold each school year, that my kids will learn new things, expand their minds, and all that. To that, we adopted two border collie puppies. Yes. Two. Puppies.
Let me start by inserting a spoiler alert. I’m not a big fan of the multi-zillion dollar American Girl (AG) franchise. “Why?” you ask, as you throw down exactly $173.00 plus shipping for a doll that looks like the tattletale who rats everyone out at school, forgettable plaid dress, pair of patent pleather saddle shoes, […]
It’s always wise to explore both sides of every issue. I recently shared the 25 Best Things About Having a Big Family. Believe it or not, there are some drawbacks when mom and dad are eye-crossingly outnumbered and there are more smelly little toes than stars in the sky. 1. If I ever win a […]
Want to teach your kids the importance of service? Volunteers of America’s May family volunteer project will be held at Sunset Park Senior Center. Sunset Park Apartments is a 238 unit affordable housing apartment complex for seniors aged 62 years and over. Volunteers will be hosting a brunch, a Bingo event and planting flowers around […]
**CONTEST CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS Carrie Bousfield, Holly Bales, Kathy Noonan, and George Romero.** I fall asleep every night as my husband watches the History Channel. To say history isn’t exactly my thing is an understatement. So it was a complete shock to me that I fell in love with the new $110 million, high-tech […]
Dear Mama Drama: (photo credit) My seven-year-old daughter is struggling in school. Her teachers say she daydreams and is off in her own world so she doesn’t get her work done. At home she also needs lots of reminders and support to get things done. Someone suggested that she may have attention deficit disorder, but […]
I know many of us are strapped for time and feel like we are being pulled a million different directions. When I step back and look at how I deal with a more than overfull schedule, it becomes clear that I handle things logically: Identify what needs to be done Prioritize Tackle tasks in order […]
Most children are fascinated by dogs. In fact, the word “dog” is one of the first words learned by many children. Making sure that your child has an enjoyable experience with canines, however, takes a bit of knowledge and a lot of supervision. According to the Coalition for Living Safely with Dogs (a Colorado animal […]