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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


Fro Yo in Fort Collins

By On March 6, 2014

Coming from back East, frozen custard and water ice is the norm. If you’ve ever had Rita’s then you know what I mean. I never really had frozen yogurt prior to living… Read More


The Breakfast Burrito: A Lifehack for Busy People

By On February 12, 2014

Lifehack: something you can do to make life easier  A simple breakfast solution as you’re rushing out the door to drop kids off or go to work is to pop a breakfast… Read More

Eat Healthy Fort Collins 2

A Fort Collins Guide to Healthy Food & Healthy Families

By On October 24, 2013

. Recently, I shared with all of you some of the nutritional changes my family is making, as well as the challenges and successes we’ve experienced. If you missed it, please read… Read More

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My Unhealthy Relationship, Part 2

By On October 15, 2013

. In Part 1 of My Unhealthy Relationship, I shared a bit about the nutritional changes my family has made in the past few months. Today, I’ll share a few of the… Read More

Food for Thought

My Unhealthy Relationship, Part 1

By On October 10, 2013

  I have a relentless, lifelong tormentor. It invades my thoughts and inflicts shame and guilt upon me. It tempts me and compels me to participate in unsavory behavior. It is capable… Read More

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Good Cheap Fun at a Farmers’ Market

By On May 28, 2013

  Okay, I confess. The fun we had at the Larimer County Farmers’ Market this weekend was not exactly cheap. In fact, we spent a considerable amount of money on tomato starters,… Read More

All Sweets

Creating Sweet Memories: Candy Shops of Fort Collins (Part 2)

By On September 13, 2012

  Previously, on Growing Up Fort Collins… … we ate salt water taffy, jelly beans, and licorice. We giggled at Kitty Piddle and Bug Barf sodas. We recalled fond memories of sweet… Read More


Creating Sweet Memories: Candy Shops of Fort Collins (Part 1)

By On August 30, 2012

  Memories: How are they formed? Where are they stored? What are they made of? In answering these questions, we could delve deep into a lengthy discussion on neural networks, dopamine, and… Read More


Not an Ode

By On August 29, 2012

  Dear Readers, Today, I have a special treat for you. Or a gag-worthy and unpleasant surprise, depending on your taste buds. As for my taste buds, they are decisive on this… Read More