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Before the Holidaze Begin, the Holiday Letter is Done!

It’s really not my fault, even though it does seem hypocritical of me. I mean, how can someone who grumbles about the “Happy Hallow-thanks-ismas” season that morphs and spreads through all the retail stores as soon as they take down the Back To School signs be done with her Holiday Letters?  (Photo credit: The Casual […]

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Black Friday, indeed

When we met between the racks of better women’s sportswear, I knew I was in for an emotional ride. Her hand, when I shook it, was stiff and cold, wooden almost. I couldn’t discern the material. Perhaps some sort of polyresinous material. Born in a factory, but not without feelings, her body may have been […]

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Rescue Mission sounds alarm on slow turkey donations

By this time last year, the Denver Rescue Mission already had secured more than 4,000 turkeys toward its 6,000-turkey goal in preparation for Thanksgiving. This year, 12 days into the annual turkey drive, only 212 have been donated. It’s not unusual for turkey donations to lag and the mission to sound the alarm, but this […]

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Colorado Moms: Pitch Your Product for our Holiday Gift Guide

Are you a Colorado-based mompreneur? If so, we want to hear from you. Mile High Mamas is on the lookout for the coolest, most ingenious gifts for moms, dads and kids. Email your recommendations to Julie ( for consideration. We’re specifically looking for creative products that have been developed by Colorado moms and dads (please, […]

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Denver Zombie Crawl 2010 - Yes! A *Family* Event!

OK. Maybe not for *every* family. But there sure were *a lot* of families there this year. If you have never even *heard* of the Denver Zombie Crawl, let me enlighten you. Started 5 years ago by Denver native Danny Newman, the event has grown exponentially every year until this year’s event, held last Saturday […]

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Are tween girls' costume options a soft-porn horror show?

“What should I be?” I overheard one girl asking another in a costume store recently. I’m an eavesdropper, and this conversation was well worth following. So, in all my middle-aged invisibility, I lingered as the pair of middle-schoolers contemplated their choices for Halloween. These were tweens with braces and eyeliner — young enough to fit […]

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