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

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...
"Naptime is sacred." "I can meet before or after this time. It's my kid's naptime." "My daughter didn’t get a nap today, and she is a mess.” “We just got home from visiting grandparents, and we are still out of our routine.” I...

Happy Anniversary, You Turkey!

Thirty-one years ago my husband and I decided to tie the knot on Thanksgiving. In a different country. Back then the term “destination wedding” had not been invented. We just wanted to do something different that involved snorkeling at the...
Thinking of extending your stay in Colorado Springs? You'll find so many things to do right in the city or within driving distance of Colorado Springs. This beautiful stretch of the Rocky Mountains offers dozens of area attractions, including...
The fact that I install my daughter in her seat correctly is a habit I don’t even think about now. But it's one that may have helped saved her life that summer night.

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90s Throwback Bash: Join us November 2nd

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...