CO SPRINGS MOM COLLECTIVE MAGAZINE

2021 SUMMER ISSUE

Featuring The Ultimate Guide to Summer

EVERY SUMMER HAS A STORY.

MAKE YOURS AMAZING

93 Days of Summer

Your children have had quite a year and are probably breathing a huge sigh of relief that Summertime is here.

Take advantage of the hours of sunshine and gorgeous summer nights and help your children savor each and every moment of it that they can.
Start by sitting down together as a family to create your 2021 summer bucket list. Will you visit all the parks? Take a road trip? Have a summer olympics competition? Perhaps you can eat dinner outside or sit around a fire pit to make S'mores. Stay cool in the summer heat by running through the sprinklers or filling up a kiddie pool with water balloons. Make your own ice cream. Go on a scavenger hunt. Read books in the grass. Have a picnic in your backyard. Try your hand at gardening.

There are 93 days of summer. That's plenty of time to make some incredible memories.

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Gardening with Kids:
Summer Tips

You there. Step away from the tomato plant. It's not quite time yet.
In Colorado, the saying goes that you don’t plant before Mother’s Day- thanks to the risk of cold temps and spring snows (as we’ve experienced this year, it’s good advice). But after years of gardening here, I would edit that advice to add that you shouldn’t plant your summer garden until June or until the evening temps are consistently in the mid-50s.

FRESH & EASY SUMMERTIME RECIPES

SUMMER MEALS
Summer Cocktails
Summer Lunch

Are We There Yet?

SURVIVING THE SUMMER ROAD TRIP

The Family Road Trip: Tips & Tricks

The family road trip. An American tradition. Pack everyone and everything into the station wagon, er, SUV and hit the open road. Sure, you could take a flight. But getting there is half the fun. Our family travels frequently. And over the years, we have figured out some hacks to minimize the drama and maximize the fun. Skeptical? Read on… with a dash of preparation and a sprinkle of patience, you, too, can forge some memories.

Audiobooks for Your Road Trip Needs!

DON'T FEEL THE BURN

Decoding the Not-So-Straightforward Sunscreen Label

Whether your child is 18 months old or 18 years old, encouraging consistent sun safety can feel like an uphill battle.

But it’s worth taking on.

Skin cancer remains the most common form of cancer in the United States. A single blistering sunburn in childhood nearly doubles the risk of developing melanoma during adulthood. As a pediatrician, I consider it part of my job description to be a sun safety cheerleader. Since gazing down the sunscreen aisle presents an endless variety of options, it can feel daunting. In fact, an article in JAMA Dermatology revealed that most of us don’t fully understand all that’s written on a sunscreen label.

It’s a mini science lesson worth teasing through. So here we go!

EXPLORING THE GREAT OUTDOORS

A GUIDE TO COLORADO CAMPING: OUR FAVORITE SPOTS

All Aboard For Family Fun: Colorado Train Experiences

BOREDOM BUSTERS

KEEPING KIDS ENTERTAINED

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