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Win a $150 Gift Certificate for Zazzle Holiday Photo Cards!

I say this all the time... but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It's all about love and food, two of the best things in the world. And there used to be a time when I spent a big chunk of the long weekend addressing our Christmas cards and getting them ready to mail. I fell off that tradition over the past few years, but Zazzle is helping me get my mojo back. Have you heard of Zazzle? In general, they allow you to created personalized gifts from photos. Specifically, they have really lovely options for holiday cards. They have given me $150 to spend at their store and actually get some cards out this year. My mother will be utterly thrilled. Win $150 in photo holiday cards from Zazzle!

But even better, they are letting me pass along the same gift  to you!

Tech Tips for Families

Family Tech Tips With AT&T’s Smart Limits

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by AT&T but all words and opinions are mine. Our son Dex is about to turn 13, so we continue to slowly expand his freedoms on the phone. In the beginning, we had really strict policies about who…
PBS KIDS Arthur - Storm Shelter

PBS KIDS Helps Families With Storm Preparedness

The weather has been crazy all over lately, right? Here in Denver we have had flash floods and tornadoes. Not just out on the plains - but in town! Luckily my son, at nearly 13, has an easy time understanding what to do. How to we help the little ones, though? PBS KIDS to the rescue! Both Arthur and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood will be airing new episodes on September 8th dealing with just this issue. (New episodes of preschool math series PEG + CAT will also premiere that week.) PBS KIDS Daniel Tiger - Storm Preparedness

ParkerGames Interview at Super League Gaming in Denver

Do your kids play Minecraft? Of course they do. Every kid on the planet does, right? As a parent, I am super impressed with the game because of the creativity, resourcefulness and collaboration it inspires. Not to say I actually understand how it all works…
Gloria Ferrer Photo Contest - 4th of July

Celebrate The 4th With Gloria Ferrer Wine


independence 1I have to make a confession. It's taken me a long time to get to like wine. It's always sounded and smelled good to me, but I rarely chose it. Even still, I definitely tend to like my wine sparkly and cold. That's why on holidays my best friends (who are also our family away from family) usually have bubbly on hand. We also have had semi-annual sangria parties around mid-June, where lots of red and white wine is mixed with juice and spritzer. Fourth of July is quickly approaching which means a picnic and fireworks with the aforementioned best friends. Sometimes we will go to an Outlaws lacrosse game because they play in Mile High Stadium, thus placing us directly UNDER the fireworks... But lately we have had more low-key gatherings. So we can enjoy each other and avoid the crowds. This year, we are planning to do a little of both over at Dick's Park with the Colorado Rapids at their free 4th Fest. Tailgating and carnival stuff, plus fireworks  later in the evening. This way we can do a picnic too - since we much prefer to bring our own drinks and food than buy corndogs. I'm especially excited this year because I have Gloria Ferrer Blanc De Noirs for the festivities.

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