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Denver Summer Activity Guide 2021 (with 200+ Activities!)

Our 2021 Summer Activity Guide is here! Find the best 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.  While most Denver venues have reopened, some have closed […]

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Denver Hikes the Whole Family Will Love

My guidebook, Hiking with Kids Colorado, comes out next month, featuring 52 of the state’s best hikes for families. That’s one hike for every week of the year, and yes, I completed all of the hikes with my own children over the course of a year. (Scroll down to enter to win a copy!) I’d […]

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The Importance of Year-Round Swimming Lessons for Kids

Summer is around the corner and naturally, parents are thinking about swim lessons for their kids. And that’s a good thing, because drowning is the number one cause of death for children ages 1-4 and the second-leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14 in the United States, according to the CDC. These are harsh statistics, but […]

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10 tips for hiking with babies in Denver

I started hiking with my kids when they were six weeks old with a mom hiking group in Denver. Not only was it an amazing way to connect with other moms, but my kids developed a love of the outdoors from an early age. I was able to continue carrying them until they were almost […]

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The Boulder King Soopers Shooting and Our Hope for Change

We are waking up to another nightmare in Colorado: 10 people were killed yesterday, including one police officer who was the first to respond to the scene at a King Soopers in Boulder.  A store that I, and many of you, have frequented.  This year-long pandemic has brought about many emotions and fears and deep wounds resurfaced […]

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Denver's best hikes for families

If you’re an avid hiker, instilling a love of hiking may take a wee bit of time so we’re here to share Denver’s best family-friendly hikes. I started hiking with my kids when they were six weeks old. When they were in the backpack, they were literally along for the ride. Once they became toddlers, […]

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