Allie R

Allie is a Denver transplant from the frozen tundra known as Wisconsin. She and her husband have loved building a life here in the Metro area and are the parents to two great kids: a sweet and rambunctious toddler boy and newborn baby daughter. As a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Education and English/Language Arts, she is passionate about teaching kids to love learning (and especially books!). She's a self-proclaimed "bookworm" and is set to launch Stacks and Shelves- a blog with all sorts of bookish recommendations in the coming months. Aside from mothering, Allie is involved with her awesome church, loves girls' nights and iced coffee, and binge watching Netflix with her husband after the parenting torture known as the bedtime routine commences for the evening. Twitter: @allierasmussen Instagram: @allierasmussen1

Living in Denver on a Budget

There are a million reasons to love Denver: the mountains, the city, food, brew and coffee scenes, culture, and it’s just a fantastic place to raise a family. There is, however, one thing not...
Best Farmers' Markets Around Denver | DMMB

Farmers’ Markets Around Metro Denver

Now that May is finally here and the trees are in bloom (and the snow is hopefully all gone), area farmers' markets are right around the corner. Farmers' Markets are some of our favorite...

Life Before 8 am {Allie}

"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 the in-between ones." - Karen Jacot Photography The night before...
Confessions of a Germaphobe Mom : Are you one too? | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Confessions of a Germaphobe Mom

I never used to be a germaphobe... until I had kids. It's no fun for anyone when kids are not feeling well: you're up more at night, you're quarantined, and then once they start...
Family Winter | Denver Metro Moms Blog

5 Family Winter Activities {Besides Skiing}

Believe it or not, I have never been skiing in the 5 years my little family has lived in Colorado. Truth be told, it scares me a little, and I am more than happy...

Awesome Sites for Everyday Errands

I think most of us moms have a love/hate relationship with errands. Going to Target by myself? LOVE. Having to run 3 errands in one morning? HATE. Need to get out of the house?...

Denver’s Best Bookstores for Kids

I have a secret (well, not so secret anymore) life goal: Be Kathleen Kelly. You know, the spunky, book-loving woman with “flawless taste” from the classic ‘90s film “You’ve Got Mail.” More specifically, I...
The Book Game | Denver Metro Moms Blog

A Christmas Eve Tradition: The Book Game

  It’s Christmas Eve and our family is rocking our matching Christmas uniforms pajamas: red shirts with a Santa snowman, which reads “A Very Merry Me,” and red flannel pants. We’ve eaten our traditional Christmas Eve...
Thankful Tree | Denver Metro Moms Blog

The Thankful Tree, Or : A Cautionary Toddler Crafting Tale

Have you ever had an idea in your head for a fun crafting activity to do with your kids, and your idea looks nowhere close to reality when you're done? I've had a string...

Store-Bought vs. Homemade: Simple Swaps to Make at Home

When it comes to making food for our families, we're looking for meals to be healthy, easy, and low cost, but it can be hard to accomplish all three at the same time. ...
10 Free Denver Attractions

Ten TOTALLY FREE Attractions in and Around Denver

I’m currently a stay-at-home mom, but to be honest, the term is a bit of a misnomer. We love our lazy days at home, but most of the time we are on the go....

Starting a Neighborhood Book Club

The first book club I ever joined was a neighborhood book club, which started a few months after several new families joined our neighborhood in Littleton. We discussed who might be interested at the...

To the Pumpkin Patch We Go: Denver area Pumpkin Patches

I don't remember who started it, but when I was a girl, we turned pumpkin patch into a verb: as in, "we're going pumpkin patching today." We'd load up on the rickety wagon at the local...
Denver Fall Festivals | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Denver Fall Festivals and Events

Before we begin, I would like to take a moment of silence for summer. While many of my best friends absolutely can't wait for fall to start and get all excited about things like...