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Kristin Mastre


Summer Cooking Camps at The Cooking Studio

By On June 16, 2017

Summer is in full swing and there are a million different camps and activities available to keep kids busy during their break. Last week both of my boys attended the summer cooking… Read More

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Pinball Jones

By On March 8, 2017

My oldest son was born in Denver, but we moved to Fort Collins when he was 6 months old. My youngest son was nearly born in the car on Prospect, but fortunately… Read More

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Experience Fort Collins

By On March 4, 2017

Well, hello there Growing Up Fort Collins readers. This is Kristin Mastre, the founder of our network of writers. You might know me over on Feasting Fort Collins and Fresh Air Fort… Read More

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Sponsored Post: Stand-Up Fort Collins!

By On March 15, 2016

The writers of the Scoop Blog Network are partnering with Weston Unruh from Easily UnAmused to bring a little laughter into your life. On April 2nd we’ll be hosting Stand-Up Fort Collins… Read More

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Kiwanis Club of Fort Collins Presents Stars of Tomorrow Talent Show

By On January 15, 2015

Today is the deadline to apply for a chance to win the grand prize of $1000 from the Kiwanis Club of Fort Collins Stars of Tomorrow Talent Show. This is the 70th annual… Read More

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Calling all girls: Girl Scouts Summer Camp

By On January 13, 2015

Girl Scouts is such a wonderful group to be a part of for young girls looking to build community and learn cool things. I had a short experience with the Girl Scouts,… Read More

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A Play Date at Broomfield’s Paul Derda Recreation Center

By On January 8, 2015

Sometimes it’s difficult to have a play date with a friend who has children at different ages then your own kids. For instance, my dear friend from back in high school recently… Read More

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And The Winner Is!

By On January 5, 2015

This Scoop Blog Network giveaway started last year. We had no idea that it would get as big as it did. We had so many fantastic businesses offer to contribute items to… Read More

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Recap: Best Growing Up Fort Collins’ posts of 2014

By On December 31, 2014

This year has been an interesting one for me. In January of 2014, I took over the GUFC blog. After being a reader for many years, I saw an opportunity and seized… Read More

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Resource Spotlight: Fort Collins Families

By On December 21, 2014

If you are familiar with Mothers’ Center of Fort Collins, then you should know that they’ve re-branded themselves as Fort Collins Families. They made this change because they wanted to recognize all… Read More