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5 Ideas for Fun, Outdoor Family Games

We’ve become game junkies. I love games so much that the trunk of my car doesn’t hold groceries. That’s where the croquet set, tennis racquets, Frisbee discs, bats and assorted balls take residence. Don’t ask about the garage. Sometimes there... Read More

7 Tips for Eating Right during the School Year

Editor’s note: This guest blog was provided by our sponsor, Western Dairy Association. With another school year just around the corner, most of us moms are preparing for the busyness that will once again be “life.” While you might make... Read More

Learning about Colorado’s Dairy Farms

You may not realize the process of how that nice, big glass of milk made it to your table. Thanks to LiveWell Colorado and the Western Diary Association, I had the opportunity to tour a local dairy farm in July.... Read More

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