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A cancer diagnosis and the man who changed our lives forever #givethanks

My husband Jamie had recently graduated from college and had started his own consulting firm when a lump starting forming on his neck. It disappeared...

Family Travel: 30 Hot Springs in Colorado

Colorado’s mountains have plenty of activities to get your heart racing, but they’re also perfect for kicking back. Dip into our many hot springs, where...

Candy taxes: Is it stealing or entitlement?

I have some bad news for parents who claim a “candy tax” by taking a portion of their kids’ Halloween candy: THEY ARE ONTO US....

100+ Best Family-friendly Halloween Movies for Kids, Tweens and Teens

One of the greatest things about Halloween is introducing your children to the spine-tingling thrills of watching spooky movies for kids! Witches, monsters, aliens and...

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...

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:...

Moral of the story: Mom always finds out

I was going to rave about this guy’s mad Tetris skillz fitting our huge new (to us)sectional into a tiny trailer last week.   But...

Contest: This Bestselling Kids Game is a delight for the entire family

If there’s anything I’ve needed during the stress of COVID, it’s less adult responsibility and more silliness. Kids Against Maturity came into my life at...

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...

Royal Gorge: The Ultimate Colorado Escape for Denver Families

As my husband Jamie and I nestle up to each other in golden-hour light overlooking Royal Gorge from our perch at Bighorn Mountaintop Lodge, I...