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30+ Tasty Independence Day Recipes!

There’s nothing quite like celebrating the Fourth of July as we honor this beautiful country. Don’t miss these delicious and easy recipes for your festivities.  Also, don’t miss Colorado’s top events for 4th of July weekend! Berry Trifle at skinnytaste.com   Patriotic Funffetti Angel Food Cake at Life With The Crust Cut Off Fourth of July Bark at […]

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Fourth of July Events Still Happening in Denver

With COVID-19 wreaking havoc on nearly every summer tradition so far, Fourth of July fireworks are proving to be no exception. But there is hope! For Independence Day 2020, many cities and suburbs in the Denver metro area already have canceled their annual fireworks displays, encouraging residents to celebrate from home, and some are trying […]

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10 Fun Alternatives to Easter Egg Hunts

Is anyone else feeling down about the cancelation of your beloved Easter egg hunts? Of course, you can still do them at home but we have pulled together some fun, kid-centric ways to celebrate Easter in the days of COVID-19.  Fitness Easter Egg Hunt Kids can have a lot of fun with this Easter egg […]

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Guide to Denver Easter Egg Hunts 2020

Here comes Peter Cottontail…and that means Easter egg hunts around the Denver area! Bring your basket and participate in one of the many Easter egg hunts and eggstravaganzas this spring. NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change. Check before heading out and see our event calendar for full listings.  Saturday, April 4 Hammond’s Easter […]

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What's your family's love language?

My husband Jamie and I are different. Sure, in many ways we think alike, have the same interests and similar methodology with raising our children. But we go about life very differently. He is low-key. Methodical. Wise. I am not. One of the areas in which we are most different is how we need to […]

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A Valentine's Day to Forget!

During my single years, the road was rocky as I attempted to find a man who would one day be legally required to be my Valentine. Some people call it marriage. My most memorable S.A.D. (Single Awareness Day) was my junior year of college. I had been casually dating a guy for a month. When […]

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14 fun and easy Valentine's Day card ideas!

Sure, you could buy the uninspired Valentine’s Day cards from your local grocery store…or you could spend a few extra minutes creating these darling Valentines! Here are 14 of our favorites.  1.  Pencil-Heart Valentine Because, really, can your students ever have enough pencils? SOURCE: Bits of Everything 2. Crayon Box Treat Ahh! The beloved smell of a fresh […]

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20 Inexpensive Valentine's Day Ideas 2020

“I hate Valentine’s Day … it’s even worse than Earth Day!” — Liz Lemon, NBC’s “30 Rock” Funny how a day set aside to celebrate love can solicit such vitriol. At least some Valentine’s Day backlash is tied to the retail holiday marketing cycle, which has stores readying their pink-doily-heart displays even before the Christmas […]

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Mountaineering Weekend at YMCA of the Rockies Brings Families Together for Fun, Educational Activities over President's Day Weekend

Shortly after I moved to Colorado 17 years ago, I attended a family reunion at YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park where we delved into all the awesome things they had to offer–from mountain biking to fly fishing & ziplining to roller skating, mini-golf,  swimming and hiking. I have since become one of the biggest advocates for […]

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