Bookmark It: 2016 National Park Free Days

Bookmark It: 2016 National Park Free Days

By Vicki Little When a family needs to get away from it all — the noise, screens, gadgets, technology, other people — one of the most perfect places to go is a National Park. There are so many things to do, from camping and fishing, to hiking and picnicking, to biking and bird-watching. It also(…)

5 Fun Ways To Spend New Year’s Eve At Home With Your Kids

5 Fun Ways To Spend New Year’s Eve At Home With Your Kids

By Vicki Little New Year’s Eve in our 20s was definitely night and day from New Year’s Eve with kids. The thought of getting dressed up, heading downtown, partying, and then finding a designated driver to get home safely suddenly seems like a lot more work than it used to be. And let’s face it,(…)

Denver Free Days 2016

Denver Free Days 2016

By Vicki Little Family fun is even better when it is free, and thanks to SCFD funding and corporate sponsorships, there are many free days at Denver-area attractions. Mark your calendars! This list was created by visiting the various websites and information from the SCFD. Please verify days and times before you go!   Denver(…)

10 Must-Pack Items When Flying With Kids

10 Must-Pack Items When Flying With Kids

  By Vicki Little Don’t you just love those feel-good stories about the kind person who sat with the crying baby until they calmed down, then gave Mom a break for the entire flight? You blissfully float through daydreams as you pack your own family for your upcoming trip, and then your hopes are dashed(…)

We’re Reviving The Want, Need, Wear, Read Theory Of Gift-Giving

We’re Reviving The Want, Need, Wear, Read Theory Of Gift-Giving

By Vicki Little “Should I really get this?” This thought has crossed my mind more than once as I stress over how we can possibly afford the hottest new game console, given the extra expenses we have incurred this past year. Granted, my son really wants the Playstation 4, but considering his addiction to technology, I(…)

This Pediatrician Will Teach You How To Easily Calm A Crying Baby

This Pediatrician Will Teach You How To Easily Calm A Crying Baby

Original: Robert Hamilton Dr. Hamilton has been a pediatrician for 30 years and has cared for thousands newborn babies. He has utilized a technique that he calls “the hold” over the years to quiet infants during office visits. Parents have learned it and have experienced great success at home. You can too! ~ Want more great(…)

A NEW ‘Elf On The Shelf’ Tradition You Will Actually Love

A NEW ‘Elf On The Shelf’ Tradition You Will Actually Love

By Vicki Little Stop groaning — I am not going to load a bunch of mommy-guilt on you about the latest fun little capers the “cool” elves have been up to. The Elf On The Shelf is likely at your house anyway, so you may as well get something out of it. Think fewer toys(…)

8 Ways To Teach Your Kids To Be Grateful

8 Ways To Teach Your Kids To Be Grateful

 By Vicki Little Thanksgiving is merely a few days away, which means parents are hoping their children won’t embarrass them when the “What I Am Thankful For” portion of the turkey dinner comes around. We hear about gratitude trees, blessed buckets, homeless shelter visits and other attempts to remind kids to feel grateful for all(…)