Natalie M

Natalie M
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Natalie is a self-proclaimed vampire who spends her nights at her office at 38,000 feet as a flight attendant and days mothering daughter Charlotte in-between teaching cycle, yoga and barre classes. Being a working mom who also has the luxury of being home during the day has its own set of challenges which Natalie happily meets with the help of coffee and wine. She’s lived in Colorado ten years and been married since 2009 to a husband who happily indulges her love of biking (with baby) to breweries around town. Because flying three days a week and teaching 12 classes around town couldn’t possibly fill up all her time, Natalie also busies herself camping and hiking 14ers. Her daughter has only made it up Mount Evans and the Manitou Springs Incline with her but Natalie’s lifetime goal is to hike the remaining 16 of the 58 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado. You can regularly find her blogging about her travel adventures at flyingforfreemagee.blogspot.com. Her website yogimagee.com features free fitness videos for busy moms plus both local and international yoga retreats that she organizes and leads year round. The flying for free Magee’s currently live in Arvada with their naughty vizsla named Bebe and panther of a cat, Kingsley.

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Bash and Dash: Letting someone else cut the birthday cake this year

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Last year for my daughter’s birthday I went above and beyond. I spent an exorbitant amount of money on cake, shot glass desserts, and blueberry pies in the shape of butterflies. I had a...

Spring Cleaning and My Dirty Little Secret

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I’ll admit, I have a bit of OCD when it comes to cleaning. My parents never saw the harm in it when I was growing up, because it meant they came home from work to...

Nominating Myself for Mom-of-the-Year

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A Local’s Guide to Colorado’s Best Fall Beers

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Adventures in Toddler Camping

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