Missing in Action (with an emphasis on lots of action)

So, I know I’ve been MIA lately from this blog but here’s the thing: I’ve been crazy-busy juggling campaigns, ads and writing content at Mile High Mamas. If we’re being honest here, I really miss writing and hate being bogged down with the nuts and bolts of marketing but unfortunately that’s what I need to do to keep everything afloat.

So if I’m not posting here, chance are I’m writing a lot at Mile High Mamas so find me over there.

Or Hawaii. Or Disneyland. The Broadmoor would be nice, too.

A few projects I’ve been working on over at Mile High Mamas:

Mother’s Day

I am dedicating early-May to stories about your mom. What are some of your favorite memories growing up? What lessons that she taught you do you hold most dear? And even now, how is your mom still influencing you for the better? Write in whatever format you’d like–a letter to your mother or as a blog post. Find out more info here.

The Diva Dash

I look at all those marathon and triathlon moms and I think, “good for you but no thanks.” Don’t get me wrong: I’m all for living a healthy, active lifestyle and I work out regularly. It’s just that this old bod of mine has its fair share of wear-and-tear lately and relentlessly pounding the pavement is the last thing it needs to exacerbate more injuries.

So, the hardcore events are out and even 5Ks are a bit boring but when I heard about the women’s-only Shape Diva Dash coming to Lyons, Colo. on Saturday, May 10, 2014, I was intrigued. Not only is it for a great cause (proceeds go to the flood victims in this ravaged area outside of Boulder) but it’s all about having a great time as you test your speed, agility, endurance and balance along the 3-mile course. Or lack thereof. :-)

I’m doing the 10 a.m. wave with a few of my friends and if you’re local, come join us with this $10 off coupon code.

Bruxie Waffle

Bruxie Waffles

A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to the opening of Bruxie’sfast-casual gourmet waffle restaurant. This popular eatery opened their seventh location–and their first outside of California–in Denver and I’m here to tell you it was DELICIOUS (go here for the write-up).

Something I didn’t include was Bode’s complete meltdown in Bruxie’s. As a side dish, we ordered delicious waffle fries. Hadley went over to the counter to get some ketchup and she poured some into an obtuse little paper cup. The color looked a bit off but I figured it was the house specialty. We weren’t paying too much attention when she sampled it but I could tell something was wrong. I dunked (not tentatively dipped) my fry in and I thought my head was going to blow off. To make matters worse, Hadley tricked Bode into trying it and he thought he was going to die. Tears. Meltdowns, you name it.  So, just what was the culprit?  Sriracha sauce.

So, my unofficial review of Bruxie? Waffles are happy. Waffles drenched in Sriracha sauce are not.


Mizel Museum. What would you think of a summer camp where the arts are a vehicle through which children learn content, world history, take on big ideas through hands-on and imaginative activities and solve problems through critical thinking? Where the instructors aren’t college students on summer break but rather, nationally-renowned visual artists, NASA consultants, puppeteers, improvisational actors and photographers and mixed-media masters? Welcome to the Mizel Museum’s Creative Journeys summer day camps in southeast Denver where kids ages 3-14 of all backgrounds and interests engage in meaningful learning through the arts. We’re giving away a FREE week at camp so if you’re local, this is an incredible opportunity to enter here.

Wildlife Experience. How does a summer of expeditions, thrilling live animal interactions, Extreme Theater movies, interactive exhibits, hiking, science experiments, games, crafts and MORE sound to your child? Mile High Mamas is partnering with the Wildlife Experience in Parker, Colo to offer you an exclusive discount on their weekly summer half-day camps for kids ages 5-7 that run from June 2-August 8, 2014.

April Fool’s Day Pranks

I know April Fool’s Day is over but if you’re like us, the pranking just keeps going all year long. Check-out my 20 kid-friendly April Fool’s Day pranks.

Hiking with Toddlers

I didn’t write this last one but I could have. In one succinct post, our hilarious blogger Christina nails (or puts a nail in the coffin) with what it’s like to hike with kids. Don’t miss A Family Guide to Hiking with Toddlers: 12 Things You Need.

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