It’s Here! How to Survive Football Season.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Temperatures will soon begin to drop, leaves start to hint at a color change, and my television will be occupied every Thursday through Monday starting now through January.

That’s right wives of football fanatics, football season is here!

Growing up in Texas, it is safe to say that football is life. There are season tickets to high school football games – and wait lists! I myself didn’t have a choice but to love football, and I can talk to you pretty knowledgeably about positions, coaches, and teams. But yet, sometimes I wish my husband wouldn’t sacrifice every day of the weekend to watch his football favorites, and it would be great if he could do more around the house come September.

Surviving Football Season: | Denver Metro Moms BlogHere are my TOP THREE TIPS on surviving football season:

ONE: Work it to your advantage sisters. Ladies, look at this as an opportunity. A little I’ll scratch your back, you scratch mine. He wants to spend the morning in front of the TV? Fine. You will be spending the afternoon shopping and meeting your friends for dinner. It’s a win, win.

TWO: Embrace football. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. The reality is your man will be watching a lot of football. So have fun with it! Get a team shirt and wear it on Game Day. Dress up your kids! Decorate a with team colors. If you’re crafty, how cute would this DIY football banner look, hanging over the mantle?

THREE: Throw a party!  I love any excuse to throw a party. Football games are a great opportunity to get together with your friends and family, have a playdate for the kids, and veg out on appetizers and yummy food. My personal pre-made favorite? Jalapeno-Artichoke Dip from Costco. Any grocer’s freezer aisle will be packed full of yummy, bite-size apps you can quickly throw into the oven. If you are feeling motivated to cook, here are three easy and delicious appetizers you can make at home:

Loaded Nachos via Damn Delicious

Jalapeno Ranch Dip via Simply Shellie

Mexican Pinwheels via Top Appetizer Recipes

Whoever you root for this football season, may the best team win! And, may you have snagged a few ideas on how to celebrate the season.

What ideas do you have to survive (I mean celebrate) football season? Tag us on social media with #DMMBfootball with how you celebrate, and let’s share our ideas!

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Lauren is a proud Texan turned Denverite for life. She lived in Denver's Platt Park neighborhood for four fabulous and fun-filled years, and recently moved further south near Cherry Creek State Park and the Denver Tech Center. She is a stay-at-home-mom of two kids under three, and being a mom brings more joy and completeness than she ever imagined. She is happy, but tired, mostly tired. In her former life sans kiddos, she had the job of her dreams in the non-profit/event-planning world, which took her all over the country including Dallas, New York, Las Vegas and finally Denver. Somewhere in the middle she met a man who loved the mountains, married him in 2010, left Texas for good and had two sweet and handsome little boys. She was shocked when they let her take the first one home without an instruction manual. Alas, she is daily figuring out motherhood through trial and error, good community, and a whole lot of grace. Her favorite things are coffee and chardonnay, books and baths, and quiet time, which she happily looks forward to in 18-years. She writes over at Happy Haven Blog about all things home and family. You can follow her daily adventures at Happy Haven Blog's Facebook Page.

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