Author Archive | Allie R

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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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Family Winter | Denver Metro Moms Blog

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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Denver’s Best Bookstores for Kids

I have a secret (well, not so secret anymore) life goal: Be Kathleen Kelly. You know, the spunky, book-loving woman with “flawless taste” from the classic ‘90s film “You’ve Got Mail.” More specifically, I want to own a magical children’s bookstore like her Shop Around The Corner. Maybe someday. In the meantime, however, Denver has […]

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The Book Game | Denver Metro Moms Blog

A Christmas Eve Tradition: The Book Game

  It’s Christmas Eve and our family is rocking our matching Christmas uniforms pajamas: red shirts with a Santa snowman, which reads “A Very Merry Me,” and red flannel pants. We’ve eaten our traditional Christmas Eve Dinner: turkey and ham sandwiches with all the fixings, and plates of pita and hummus, and cheese and crackers. […]

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Denver Fall Festivals | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Denver Fall Festivals and Events

Before we begin, I would like to take a moment of silence for summer. While many of my best friends absolutely can’t wait for fall to start and get all excited about things like boots and pumpkin spice lattes, I’m more of a summer girl myself; I love the slower pace of life, the outdoors, […]

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