Author Archive | Allie R

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Swimming to Success with SafeSplash Swim School

We are so thankful for our sponsors at SafeSplash Swim School for inviting DMMB to experience their swim lessons. All opinions are our own. Taking your child to swimming lessons is a parenthood rite of passage. We’ve dabbled a bit in the swim lesson arena before with our oldest son. First up was a parent/tot […]

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Surviving Sick Season

‘Tis the season for twinkling lights, carols, and sickness. As I write this, one child is getting over a cold, the other was up all night puking, and I have strep. Sigh. I’ve already said that I’m a germaphobe, but let’s face it: kids get sick no matter what you do. And that’s not exactly […]

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Denver Guide to Cutting Down a Christmas Tree

A Guide to Cutting Down Your Own Colorado Christmas Tree

I know, I know, it’s barely fall. The leaves have just changed. I’m totally against the commercialized “let’s all jump on the next season/holiday two months in advance” phenomenon, and I DO NOT play Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving. However, I feel like I need to let the Denver Metro Moms community know about […]

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On Being a One-Car Family

For the entire length of our married life so far (7.5 years), we have been a one-car family. It just happened to work that way. We were co-workers for the first few years of marriage, and when we moved to Colorado, we were always close enough to my husband Tim’s school/work (same place) for him […]

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Living in Denver on a Budget

There are a million reasons to love Denver: the mountains, the city, food, brew and coffee scenes, culture, and it’s just a fantastic place to raise a family. There is, however, one thing not to love about Denver when you’re trying to live on a budget—all the fun comes with a hefty price tag. Rising […]

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Life Before 8 am {Allie}

“See and appreciate the significance in the mundane, in the everyday, in the fleeting.The big moments are important, but some of the best moments are the in-between ones.” – Karen Jacot Photography The night before Karen came to our house to photograph our life before 8am, I tried to get my 3-year-old son to wear […]

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April Showers: Rainy (or Snowy) Day Activities to try this Spring

One of the aspects of Denver living that I have had to get used to are the unpredictable springs; or  “sprinters,” as I’ve heard them affectionately referred to. Our entryway is a conglomeration of snow boots, rain boots, sneakers, and flip flops–and we use them all in a 24-hour period. It snowed last Mother’s Day, […]

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5 Family Winter Activities {Besides Skiing}

Believe it or not, I have never been skiing in the 5 years my little family has lived in Colorado. Truth be told, it scares me a little, and I am more than happy to stick with the tamer winter activities that our great state has to offer. Fortunately, there are lots of options for […]

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