Raising Colorado

Zakary was chosen to speak at the BlogHer 2013 Voices of the Year  Community Keynote, was featured in Parenting Magazine, and has been Rocky Mountain High for 16 years.

I’ve Read The Script And The Costume Fits

My WordPress dashboard tells me I’ve started writing this post and saved it seven eight times, so I’m just going to write it and publish it and hopefully get over the blogging block that’s been plaguing me for a year. I also don’t want my blogging archives to go from 2015 straight to 2017 because continuity. It’s been exactly a year since the children and I sold our house ....more

Around Here

I listed my house the Friday before Thanksgiving and I thought I would have a few months before it sold. HAHA IT SOLD IN ONE DAY. Yay, I think? ...more

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites + A Sweepstakes

My son is a busy little guy who plays sports, and he recently discovered that wearing activewear is simply the best. Or as he puts it: he likes wearing his “sports clothes”. I try to get him to wear clothes that aren’t for sports a few times a week, but the minute he gets home from school, he immediately changes into his basketball shorts ....more

Elitch Gardens Fright Fest: The Daylight Edition

Sometimes you just have to say Screw It and go to the amusement park (even when you are supposed to be packing and painting and cleaning your house because you are listing it to sell). Elitch Gardens...more

Pretty Okay

I haven’t written here in nine months, but I’m here and I’m back even though I never really went anywhere, maybe on a...more

Sweet & Salty White Chocolate Popcorn

We love popcorn around here. I make it on the stove just like your ancestors because we don’t own a microwave. Tip: Use coconut oil, it will rock your face off ....more

Seven Years In A Flash

The sweetest little boy in the whole word turns seven today. I’m going to need everyone to vote for Troy stat because it is currently snowing and -1 outside. Happy birthday to my big boy ....more

Five Things I Learned About Halloween With A Six Year Old And A Thirteen Year Old

Halloween was like ions ago, but who cares, I’m going to blog about it anyway because it is probably my favorite holiday. No dragging a tree home, wrapping presents, cooking for two days required. I ordered Troy’s NOT A COSTUME IT IS A UNIFORM online and went on with my life ....more

Kickin’ It With Netflix

I was invited to be a part of the Netflix Stream Team, which means...more

Let’s Discuss Cord Blood Banking

When I had my first child in 2001, my midwife never asked if I would like to collect my daughter’s cord blood. I didn’t even know it was a thing and I’m sure I would have politely declined at the time. I was too busy trying to plan a home birth and figure out how to actually take care of a baby by watching all the episodes of Baby Story on TLC: this was crunch time ....more