Another year has gone by... WE DID IT AGAIN! We survived the second year of parenthood, and our son survived a second year of our parenting. Read about our first year here. When I asked my husband what he thought of year...
Remember in May? When you happily waved goodbye to your children and trotted off to work, or to the gym, or to Target, where you could peruse the aisles, child-free? And you thought to yourself: “I can’t wait until summer...

Wannabe Crunchy Mom

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. I have a confession: I love the crunchy lifestyle. And another confession: I do not have one. It was probably my move to Colorado and my year of service through Americorps that created my fascination for the granola kind. Working and living among...
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Thank You Notes From a Mom

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November is my favorite month for many reasons: my daughter’s birthday, Thanksgiving, and it’s finally socially acceptable to begin playing Christmas music. Of course, November is also the month for giving thanks and being grateful, which is why I’ve...
As far as I can tell, neighborhood Facebook pages are all the rage right now. Searching Facebook, there are endless combinations for south metro Denver, where we live - including the one I belong to, which has over 23,000...

Ode to My Four-Year-Old

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Dearest four-year-old, Oh how I love thee. Let me count the ways... I love that you wipe your own butt. I love that you sleep in your own bed THROUGH THE NIGHT. I love that you know how to get yourself a...
My husband and I knew that we always wanted two kids relatively close in age. When we had our first, the amounts of advice and information we received was exponential. Strangers would stop me and tell me their stories and...
I love the English language. I love it's clarity, the potential for great precision. I love that 100 different words mean almost the same thing, but each is nuanced in a way that may only fit 1 of 1000...
When I was pregnant, it seemed like everyone I spoke to had some sort of advice for me - get the epidural, sleep when the baby sleeps, don't give baby a pacifier for at least two weeks. But this...
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No More Bah Humbug

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I don’t know exactly when Christmas lost its magic for me. When it started feeling more like a chore than anything else, but around this time of year, I’m usually over Christmas before it even starts. Much to the...
Usually when I feel myself losing my schmidt as a mom, it's because both kids are pushing me to the brink in a very methodical but lightning fast way. Things were going great two, maybe three minutes before and then the...

Motherly Advice

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I recently rummaged through a plastic tub in my closet in which I keep mementos and things for my son. You know - hospital bracelet, the "coming home" outfit, his certificate for completing his first swim lessons... ...and the advice...
She is smart, funny, and beautiful. She teaches spin and yoga, loves cats and hiking, and has camped and backpacked at places that are currently on my bucket list. His hiking resume is impressive. He wants to climb the...
Dani N. is an amazing new DMMB contributor and she is already publishing some AWESOME content! This busy, outspoken, fun, foodie mama has taken the time to tell us all about her #momlife . . . Kid situation?: One super-fun,...

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2021 Leaf Peeping: Guide to Colorado’s Best Fall Foliage

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