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The Power of Play

I have a confession. I’ve been married to my "to-do" list for years. We've had our ups and downs. But it's time for a change. I've decided to break up with my to-do list mentality. Instead, I'm committing to presence and play over... Read More

Savory Watermelon Salad for National Watermelon Day

If you have a small urban or suburban garden, there are several times in the season when the greens in the garden just need to get gone. They're about to be overtaken by something huge — sprawling squash or towering... Read More

Smart Snacks in Schools Support a Healthier Generation of Colorado Kids

As kids head back to school this fall, they’ll have access to healthier snack items, thanks to updated nutrition standards known as “Smart Snacks in School,” which went into effect July 1. These standards were created based on feedback from... Read More

Character Building Lessons for Family Hikes

Hiking is a great way to get the whole family active and enjoy nature! It's also a great way to help kids build character. Perseverance Perseverance is to continue doing something, especially when it is difficult! I’m sure anyone who... Read More

4 Easy to Make Dinners for Hot Summer Days

I love summer. I love the relaxed vibe, and the warm nights on the patio. I love walking through neighborhoods that are alive late into the evening, because the daylight lasts a little longer, and because the children are allowed... Read More

5 Ideas for No-Cook, Dog Days of Summer Meals

Air-conditioning is pretty pointless when you live at 8,800 feet. Our dog days of summer are a completely different breed than those "down the hill." However, the large "viewing" windows on the west side of my house allow the sun... Read More

Two Wheelin’: A Bicycle Commuting Guide for Beginners

How did you get to work this morning? How did you get home last night? How do your children get to school? If you are an American, the answer is probably by car. And that's too bad. I used to... Read More

Grass to Glass: Dairy Farmers’ Commitment to Sustainability

Editor’s note: This guest blog was provided by our sponsor, Western Dairy Association. It used to be that consumers came to a registered dietitian to discuss “healthy eating.” Today, consumers are asking, “What is a healthy and sustainable diet –... Read More

Frozen-Inspired Fitness for Families

Frozen. It might be my little guy's favorite movie of the moment. As the summer heats up, keep your kids moving with these 8 fun, Frozen-inspired fitness ideas. Best of all, you can easily find many of the items needed... Read More

7 Ways to Turn Your Next Trip to the Farmers Market into a Treasure Hunt

Inspired by my three-year-old's interest in finding treasures, I created a Farmers Market Treasure Hunt for my two young boys. Transforming this otherwise typical outing into an adventure seemed like a perfect way to plant the seeds that could bloom... Read More