Karleen Lewis

Karleen is proud to be a (rare) Denver-Metro native, currently living in Broomfield with her husband and spunky toddler girl. Karleen is the Digital Marketing Manager for the Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau. In a previous life, Karleen was a professional ice skater performing everywhere from theme parks to cruise ships throughout North America and Europe. Unpacking her bags permanently in the Mile High City in 2012 has been a welcome change of pace, and motherhood is the most recent adventure she’s attempting to navigate one day at a time. Karleen is a graduate of the University of Denver, which remains her most favorite neighborhood in Denver. Aside from working and toddler wrangling, Karleen can be found snuggled in bed with a good book or taking the occasional lap around the rink at the nearby YMCA.
While You're at Daycare and I'm at Work - Working Mom Truths - Denver Moms

While You’re at Daycare and I’m at Work – Working Mom Truths

Baby Girl, do you know what I do all day while you’re at daycare and I’m at work?  Do you know that while you’re at daycare and I’m at work, I try my best to...
Ice Skating Around Denver - Denver Moms

Outdoor Ice Skating In & Around Denver

Of all the wintery activities is there anything better than gliding around with friends and family on an outdoor ice rink surrounded by twinkling lights? Luckily for us, the Denver area is host to...
Returnship Programs for the SAHM Ready to go Back to Work in Denver | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Returnship Programs for the SAHM Ready to go Back to Work

In the age of #bosslady and #mompreneur mantras, ladies are a force in the career game. In whatever work we’re driven to do, we are smart, ambitious and all around ready to roll up our...
7 Best Denver-Area Day Trips | Denver Metro Moms Blog

7 Best Denver-Area Day Trips

In my little family of three, I’m notorious for uttering the words, “I saw this thing on Instagram/the internet/the news in insert random Colorado place that we should go to this weekend!" And my...
Winning Ugly and Other Notes from a Recovering Perfectionist | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Winning Ugly and Other Notes from a Recovering Perfectionist

Have you ever noticed a trait in yourself, and then suddenly catch yourself doing that behavior all the time? I’ve only recently started to catch habits of my own perfectionist tendencies, which I’m starting to...
The Drop-Off Blues: Why Monday Monrings are So Hard | Denver Metro Moms Blog

We’ve Got the Monday Morning Drop-Off Blues

Oh, baby girl, Mondays are hard on me, too. Every Monday morning, when we make our way into the older toddler class at the school where you’ve spent the majority of your little life....
Yes, I live in Colorado. No, I’m Not Going Skiing this Weekend | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Yes, I live in Colorado. No, I’m Not Going Skiing this Weekend

I have a confession to make. I live in Colorado, and I don’t ski. I do not have a ski pass, not even for just one mountain, and I will not be skiing this...
Tips for Celebrating Kids with Birthdays Around the Holidays | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Tips for Celebrating Kids with Birthdays Around the Holidays

While my daughter’s birthday doesn’t exactly fall on Christmas Day – or even in December, her January 20 birthday is close enough to the holidays that my husband and I can’t help but consider...
The Grace of Burnout | Denver Metro Moms Blog

The Grace of Burnout and a 24-Hour Solo Vacation

If you’re a parent reading this I have no doubt you’re all too familiar with the overwhelming feeling of burnout. This past summer I found myself way beyond burned-out. Here’s how I was able...
Bullet Journal Ideas for Moms

Bullet Journal Ideas for Moms

This past spring I decided to experiment with a bullet journal and two months in, I’m pleasantly surprised with how much satisfaction it’s brought to my life. A bullet journal is part planner, part...

My Family’s Budget-Friendly Denver Summer Bucket List

Can we all agree that summer time in Denver is just the best? For me, as a kid growing up in the Denver suburbs, summer weekdays were the perfect excuse for an impromptu family...
Soul-Sucking Mom Words

What to do About Soul-Sucking Mom Words

I set-out to write this blog post about my experience trying to cope with “mom brain.” About how I was completely unaware that my sometimes annoying, mostly cute pregnancy symptom known as “bump brain”...
International Women's Day

Dear Girl: What I Want You to Know on International Women’s Day

Dear Girl, Happy International Women’s Day, my beautiful double X-chromosoned baby. You are so lucky to be a part of our world’s brave, powerful tribe called Female. Women are awesome. And when we band together...

Healthy, High-Altitude Baking Adjustments for Baby’s First Smash Cake

We recently celebrated my daughter’s first birthday with a casual afternoon affair – close family and friends, with take-out to share from our favorite pizza place. Even though we were keeping things simple, I...