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Colorado Livin’

Did you know Colorado has a Sasquatch Museum?

If there is anyone who has mastered the art of evasive social distancing, it’s Bigfoot!  Listed as one of the top 10 wackiest places to visit in all of Colorado, the Sasquatch Museum is a must-see for anyone who has any interest in Bigfoot. Today the Sasquatch Outpost is a true destination in Central Colorado […]

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 Educational Resources to Help Families with Hybrid and Virtual Learning 

If there’s anything I’ve learned during COVID-19 it’s that every family has their own unique set of strengths and challenges pertaining to hybrid or full-time virtual learning.  Parents, schools and teachers are understandably overwhelmed with this educational shift, but I have been so impressed with the MANY resources that are available.  Comcast’s Free Educational Programming […]

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15 of Colorado's Best Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes for 2020

The harvest season brings plenty of opportunities for farm fun. Pumpkin picking, hayrides, mazes and other activities make for the perfect fall day! Don’t delay: many farms are open but require ticket reservations.   Anderson Farms, Erie: One of Colorado’s longest-running corn mazes and U-pick pumpkin patches also features a zombie paintball hunt, gourd launching and much […]

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Crested Butte's Mountain Paradise for Families

At the crest of the hill, we emerge from the trees into a sloping green meadow thick with yellow toadflax; across the valley, a ring of grey mountain peaks rises out of the lush green forest. I have a smile glued to my face, and, consequently, a layer of dust caked to my teeth but […]

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I’m an occupational therapist. Here’s why students should be learning outdoors this fall.

As a long-time elementary school occupational therapist and as a parent, I know firsthand the benefits of free movement on children’s physical and emotional well-being. Making the time and finding the space for physical activity improves physical health, attention, self-regulation, mood, and is, you know, fun (because children should also get to have fun)! As we grapple with […]

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