Susan W

Susan is a full-time mother of a spunky and hilarious three-year-old girl and part-time public health professional. She spends most of her time attempting to hold it together while being a loving wife, mom, daughter, and friend in the midst of the life’s joys and hardships. Susan and her family love living in Denver and exploring everything the city has to offer. She’s not ashamed to admit that she’s a semi-professional freebie and deal-finder who loves to share the wealth!

Entering a Season of Rest

It’s been a tough year…or two or three. My definition of rest has changed, especially since having a child. I have fond pre-motherhood memories of actually taking a nap on the couch to get some...

The Leaf Man Nature Craft

I’m pretty sure I felt a tiny chill in the air the other day in Denver and if I didn’t feel it, maybe I imagined it, which is still good enough for me. After...
Five Reasons You Should Shop at Thrift Stores | DMMB

5 Reasons You Should Shop at Thrift Stores

I’ll admit it. I have an addiction to thrift stores. When I walk into one, I think my heart rate increases a little. I love the hunt for great items at great prices, and...

Letterboxing Family Fun

Letterboxing 101 Just over 11-years-ago I was living in Breckenridge, Colorado, along with three girlfriends. One of my roommates received a package in the mail from her brother. We all watched as she opened it,...
Top 7 Things to Do with Kids at Denver Botanic Gardens | DMMB

Top 7 Things to Do with Kids at Denver Botanic Gardens

Two years ago our family made our first visit to the Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street, to take advantage of a “free day.” (If you aren’t familiar with Denver Free Days, make sure...

Grieving While Parenting

My father died this past December. The grief is still quite raw and shows up at unexpected moments.  This morning I opened the newspaper and cried when I came across the comic strips section.  When...
When your child points out the obvious | Denver Metro Moms Blog

When Your Child Points Out the Obvious

My almost-3-year-old daughter and I were at the grocery store not too long ago, and as we were about to walk out of the store, my daughter declared: “I like his black ears!” What? You...
Truth Behind Family Photos | Denver Metro Moms Blog

The Truth Behind the Holiday Photo

It’s that time of year again – when we actually revert back to using snail mail to send our loved ones cards to wish them good tidings and peace on earth for the holiday...
Mom Guide to Podcasts | Denver Metro Moms Blog

A Mom-Friendly Guide to Podcasts

During the holidays last year, a friend’s Facebook post caught my attention. She mentioned that she was addicted to the Serial Podcast, and many of her Facebook friends commented on how they were addicted,...

Yes – I only have one child.

Our family of three recently attended an event where we saw quite a few people that we hadn’t seen in a while, and I got THE question – more than once. “Do you just have...
Surviving A Haunted House | Denver Metro Moms Blog

5 Tips for Surviving a Haunted House

I actually peed my pants - in middle school - when a guy with a chainsaw chased after me. I was convinced by some girlfriends to go through the haunted house that had set up...

DMMB’s Guide to 2015 Haunted Halloween Happenings In and Around Denver

Are you ready for some Halloween fun? Check out our list of haunted houses and happenings, for all ages, in and around the Denver Metro area. We've categorized these based on "Fear Factor" -- please...