Traveling. With. Children. Did your heart just beat a little faster? Those three little words need not strike fear in parents. You can do it – with minimal drama and maximum fun. Let me start with this: My husband and I...
Just before our second anniversary, my husband and I decided to go on a 10-day road trip to New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. Our goal was to see as many national parks as we could in those ten...
"Two roads diverged in a woods, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." ~ Robert Frost There’s nothing I love better than taking a cross-country road trip. Alone. I feel...
Going camping is something I've done since I was too young to remember. My parents started taking us camping when my siblings and I were still in diapers. Camping in the great outdoors of Idaho, where I grew up,...
Did you know that Disneyland’s Main Street USA was based off Downtown Fort Collins? Even the alleys have been upgraded into walkable marketplaces. Fun shops abound. You can also take advantage of their monthly First Friday Artwalks to explore Fort Collins’ vibrant arts scene in Old Town. Not to be outdone, there’s also a Foodie Walk on the third Friday of the month!
Catastrophic, they say. Heartbreaking, I say. I visited what is arguably the world's most famous church during a summer foreign exchange program in high school. Notre Dame Cathedral is more than just a building to me. It's a visible...
A total stranger recently said to me, "Don't take this the wrong way, but what is the point of even having kids if you are just going to send them to daycare."
When I say, “Come visit me,” I genuinely mean it. I love when your family comes to stay with mine to explore our still-sort-of-new-to-us mountain hometown. I want to save you the thousand bucks on a room and have...
My family and I were privileged enough to call Grand Junction home for three years. The mild temperatures, amazing views, and friendly people make this city a special place to call home or to visit. Palisade, about 13 miles...

The Power of the Staycation

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In the last few years, our family has truly embraced the power of a staycation (a vacation where you stay in your state). Whether it’s been a hotel in town or a couple hour drive to the mountains, we...

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90s Throwback Bash: Join us November 2nd

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Join Co Springs Mom Collective on Saturday, Nov. 2nd at 7 PM for this fun adults-only night out event! Grab your favorite date night partner or...