Santa Express Train Coming to Colorado

Yay! We had so much fun doing this last year! The kids got dressed in new PJ’s, and boarded the Santa Express. I was impressed with how magical the journey was! Click here to see our adventure from last year.


Here is more information: The Santa Express Train, Colorado’s favorite holiday train, runs through the Royal Gorge this Nov. 20 through Dec. 27, bringing more than 20,000 to the Royal Gorge Region over a six-week period. The Royal Gorge Route is offering more chances to experience this annual holiday treat by offering 1, 5, 6 and 8 p.m. departure times, with up to three departure times per day. No matter when you ride, you can skip the fast food and eat local on the train. A fully stocked bar with local microbrews, libations and wines is also available on any class of service.

What I Wish I Knew Before Homeschooling

Mom holding son's hand at playground

I wish I knew then, that I need not send my distraught child away from me, for school- that there is no better place for him, than with me. I wish I knew then that I am capable, that it is possible, and that it is wonderful. I wish I knew then that the joy, connection, freedom, self confidence, and self-worth, that come from homeschooling, … Continue Reading...

Your Child Said No? Let’s Celebrate!

Your Child Said "No"? Let's Celebrate! By Carolyn Flynn,

"No" is a powerful word. Adults use it in daily life to assert themselves, express an opinion, reject unwanted sexual advances, etc. but for some reason, when a child says "No" it is viewed as defiant, and is worthy of punishment. We respond with time-outs, withdrawal of attention, and removal of favored toys. When we strip our toddlers of … Continue Reading...

5 Unique Summer Activities for Non-Hikers in Colorado

5 Unique Summer Activities in Colorado for Non-Hikers

We live in Colorado, but we are not big hikers. Blasphemy, I know! We still find lots of unique and beautiful things to do here though. So if you live in, or are headed to, Colorado this summer, check out these five ways to experience the Rocky Mountain State. If you are looking for something beachy, or out of Colorado- check out the awesome … Continue Reading...

My Earth Day Pledge: Glass Dishware. Will You Join Me? Enter to Win!

Earth Month

For several years, my family and I have been moving toward healthier, greener living. My very first post ever talked about how overwhelming this can be. At some point, I realized that small, simple changes are most sustainable. Last year, we committed to using only glass water bottles. I am proud to say we have stuck to it! Occasionally we still … Continue Reading...

Eating to Feel Good: Clean Plant Based Meal Plan Week 1

Tessemae's Vegan Dressings are as clean as I can find, without making them myself! They are so good!

Notes: Firstly, as I said, I have never done anything like this, so bear with me as I learn! I am all about easy. I will have the same Nutriblast and shake every day, and will use store bought stuff whenever I can. We may not need everything listed on this menu. I find that offering my kids healthy snacks and meals throughout the day is … Continue Reading...

Eating to Feel Good: A Commitment to Feeling Better and Being Happy

Eating to Feel Good: a commitment to feeling better and being happy, sustainably by Jennifer Andersen,

About a year ago, I took the next step in being intentional about our family living. It has led me on a journey filled with self realization, personal discoveries, and the understanding that I have a whole lot of issues surrounding food. Where does this leave me, one year later? With the knowledge that I have to make decisions that are best … Continue Reading...

Win a $50 Gift Card for My Favorite Life Planner- from Erin Condren Coupon Code

My favorite life planner- of all time! Enter to win your own, customized Erin Condren planner! From

Colorful, inspirational, and most importantly, functional! The new Erin Condren Lifestyle Planner brings our worlds together. As a homeschooling, work-at-home mom, scheduling is important. When I have things written down, and a time set to do them, I can be present wherever I am. If I am with my kids, I am not worried about what I am forgetting, … Continue Reading...

Enter to Win an Annie Prize Pack!

Enter to win an Annie prize pack!

Are you excited to see the new Annie? We had a chance to see it last weekend, and all four of us loved it! We are celebrating the new Annie by giving away a prize pack that includes: - One (1) official ANNIE kids shirt - One (1) 'Build A Brighter Tomorrow' activity book - One (1) sticker sheet - One (1) Scholastic ANNIE … Continue Reading...

Harlem Globetrotters Coming to Denver- Save $7


Don't Miss The Harlem Globetrotters Coming to Denver on March. 7th. Save $7 Off Select Tickets to any Harlem Globetrotter Game with promo code FAMGUIDE The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to an arena near you with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, … Continue Reading...

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