Author Archive | Allie R

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City and Mountain Summer Day Trip Ideas

The best part about living in Colorado is that we live in a vacation destination! Summer is a great time for friends and family to come visit. If you have visitors coming into town, or need some “staycation” ideas for just your family, I’ve created a couple of itineraries (some city, some mountain) for summer […]

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Summer Fun Idea: A Backyard Movie Night

Last summer, we moved into a new home. When we saw that we we had an upper level deck, I immediately envisioned a good old fashioned movie night in the backyard.  That July, we picked the movie (Zootopia), invited friends and neighbors, bought a king-sized white sheet from Target, and found a killer deal on […]

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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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