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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

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado
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Are We There Yet? A Haunting at The Stanley Hotel

By On October 29, 2013

. Post Update, 10/29/13:  In the spirit of Halloween, I’m re-posting a haunted edition of ‘Are We There Yet?’ Access to Estes Park has gotten more limited since the recent flood damage.… Read More

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Build! The Amazing World of Lego

By On August 27, 2013

.   I have much in my life to be thankful for: family, health, safety, and opportunities are certainly among the most significant. However, it is important to also be thankful for… Read More

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Our Family’s Top 5 Colorado Camping Spots

By On August 22, 2013

Even the meteorologists and their false cries of ‘Blizzard!’ can’t keep spring away. The birds are singing, tulips are emerging, and watering restrictions are already being announced. For many Fort Collins families,… Read More

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The One Where I Finally Make Fun of My Husband

By On August 8, 2013

  I have been writing for Growing Up Fort Collins for over a year now and have not yet teased, picked on, or made fun of my husband. Today, that all changes.… Read More

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Parental Rant: Flying the Unfriendly Skies

By On July 18, 2013

  As a child, I enjoyed arranging and organizing my toys. As a teen, I color coordinated my closet. When I moved out on my own, I alphabetized my spices and canned… Read More

Summer Road Trip
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The Ultimate Colorado Family Road Trip, Part 2

By On July 5, 2013

  Welcome back to The Ultimate Colorado Family Road Trip! Last week, we journeyed to Salida, Great Sand Dunes National Park, and the Best Western Movie Manor in Monte Vista. If you… Read More

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The Ultimate Colorado Family Road Trip, Part 1

By On June 27, 2013

  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the… Read More

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Survival Guide: Camping with a Toddler

By On June 18, 2013

. I’m enjoying summer break with my family this week, but fear not, faithful readers! Some fabulous guest posters are filling in for me while I refresh my body, mind, and spirit.… Read More

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A Family Road Trip to Glenwood Springs

By On May 9, 2013

      Picture this: It is the ideal family weekend road trip. A drive through the majestic Rocky Mountains, long enough to feel like a true getaway, but not long enough… Read More