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Kristin Mastre

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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

GK Gymnastics

Gymnastics in Fort Collins

By On December 13, 2014

Contrary to popular belief (or what I assume to be a popular idea), gymnastics isn’t just for girls. Boys love to jump and hop and run and swing and flip; gymnastics is… Read More


Christmas Trees Going Up

By On November 30, 2014

Places to go for the perfect Christmas tree This one time, my family cut down its own tree up near Red Feather Lakes. It was a bit of a trek, but the… Read More


Celebrate Fort Collins Giveaway 2014-2015

By On November 30, 2014

Last year the bloggers in the The Scoop Network came up with this crazy idea of a giveaway for our readership. This idea spiraled into 27 businesses pitching in to create an… Read More


Ice skating in Loveland

By On November 24, 2014

Once upon a magical time, Old Town Fort Collins was home to an outdoor ice rink. Due to budget cuts in 2012, the Downtown Development Authority decided to no longer set up… Read More


Sponsored Post: TPAAK

By On November 15, 2014

  T.R. Paul Academy of Arts and Knowledge is one of our longest running sponsors. Not only do we appreciate this school filled with dedicated teachers who support our children’s learning; We appreciate… Read More


Fort Collins Children’s Theatre Presents: Seussical the Musical

By On November 10, 2014

The Performance This November the Fort Collins Children’s Musical Theatre presents Seussical the Musical (which is directed by Dulcie Willis and Aimee Woods). I had the pleasure of watching a rehearsal held… Read More