Mara P

Mara is a married mom of two little boys (2 ½ and 2 months). The family lives in Denver near City Park and loves the combination of city life with being able to quickly get to the park to “get away from it all” (or go to the zoo to see gorillas and orangutans, her 2 ½ year old’s favorite animals). When not visiting great apes, Mara is an IT project manager, enjoys cooking (and eating!), scrapbooking, volunteering, traveling (though only state-side these days with little ones), and getting outdoors for a bit of exercise (which comes in a different form than when she was single and without kids). She captures her thoughts on sustainability, project management, etc. on her personal blog as well as documenting her favorite recipes on her food blog.

Ode to the Pumping Moms

When I was a baby, my mom breastfed me for a long time; I think I was three when I finally weaned! So when I was pregnant with my first baby, I was determined...

Cloth Diapers: Saving Green and Being Green

Before we gave birth to our first son, we had heard lots of things about using cloth diapers. So much, in fact, that it was a bit overwhelming. There were so many kinds to...
Recipes to Make For a New Mom | DMMB

Recipes to Make for a New Mom

Before having a child, I had no idea what to bring a new mom. We throw baby showers and bring them clothes and diapers and such for the new baby, but it seems we...
Before 8am Mara | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Life Before 8am {Mara}

“See and appreciate the significance in the mundane, in the everyday, in the fleeting. The big moments are important, but some of the best moments are in the in-between ones.” – Karen Jacot...
Smoothies Your Family Will Love| Denver Metro Moms Blog

Smoothies: Drink Your Fruits and Vegetables

I have always enjoyed smoothies. They are a wonderful, tasty, smooth, and yummy drink that you can bring pretty much anywhere. It is also incredibly easy to convince a child to drink one (they...
Win the Clothes Battle | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Win The Clothes Battle: Let Him Choose

My family has been very fortunate in many ways. One of those is that we get loads of hand-me-down clothes from our friends (one of the advantages of having children later in life!). My...
Denver Snow Day Destinations | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Denver Snow Day Destinations

We are approaching that time of year when the weather can sometimes be less than cooperative. I don't personally mind the snow, but I find the slushy wet stuff that typically happens before we...

My child doesn’t need a stroller : Raising an independent child

Our family spends a lot of time at City Park in Denver. We live very close and love walking in, through, and around the park. We own a stroller and used it when our...

Kids in the Kitchen: Getting your toddler sous chef to eat vegetables

I will be the first to admit that I am no expert on kids, but from what I can tell, I do have a kid who is a more adventurous eater than average. At...

Kids in the Kitchen:: Cooking with a Toddler

Our 2 ½ year old son adores cooking. We are pretty big foodies ourselves and love spending time making fun meals, but it has become even more enjoyable when we can share that experience...