“Bucketeer Bookworm” program (win a $100 Rusty Bucket Restaurant Gift Card!)

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The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern in Westminster (14643 Orchard Parkway, Westminster), a classic chef-driven American restaurant and tavern serving a scratch-made menu featuring fresh fish, hand-pattied burgers, sandwiches, pizza and a variety of entrees and appetizers, has come up with a great way to encourage kids to read with its Bucketeer Bookworm program. With this program, children K – 5 can pick up a Bookmark Tracker (shown in the picture above) at The Bucket. Once the child has read five books and tracked them on the back of the bookmark, she/he will receive a complimentary kids meal. What a great way to get kids reading! Contest Want to win a $100 gift card to The Bucket so your family …

Free National Parks Pass for Your New Fourth Grader!

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Hey fourth graders: Do you want to see America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free? The “Every Kid in a Park” initiative allows all fourth grade students and their families to have free admission to National Parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and waters for a full year starting in the 2017-2018 school year. Grab your fourth grader and be sure to sign up now at https://everykidinapark.gov/. Start by clicking Get Your Pass Start Your Adventure Now Click Start and then choose your adventure. It could be Go On a Nature Walk, Time Travel or Go Swimming. Whatever adventure you choose, follow the prompts until you reach your destination: Simply print your pass and enjoy a year of exploring …

Mom Life: How To Know When to Interrupt a Stranger

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We sat down with the food to watch the kids play, and she looked up and wiped a tear from her face. It was red and splotchy, her eyes vacant. I looked sidelong at my sister next to me, unpacking the food. “What’s going on here?” “I don’t know,” she said. “We should ask.” But […] The post Mom Life: How To Know When to Interrupt a Stranger appeared first on Denver Metro Moms Blog. Continue Reading      

Hickenlooper And Kasich Draft Health Care Plan; CU Dormitory History Lesson; Killing Off 'Su…

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The governors of Colorado and Ohio say another one-party healthcare plan would be doomed to fail in Congress. So John Hickenlooper and John Kasich are crafting their own plan together. The Democrat and Republican say they hope to bring more stability to the health insurance market. Then, it’s not just statues. College dorms can honor controversial figures in history. That’s how it was decades ago at CU Boulder. The state historian has been thinking a lot lately about Colorado’s own struggles with names like Nichols, Stapleton and Chivington. And, a new weapon to fight antibiotic resistant superbugs. Continue Reading      

Putting Sam’s Club’s New Scan & Go App to the Test (and loving it!)

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Not all apps are created equally and some of them cause more headaches than they’re worth (cue 99% of the apps on my kids’ phones). There is a lot of technology that claims to make our lives easier as moms but very few deliver like Sam’s Club’s life-changing new app, Scan & Go. And yes, I said life-changing…as well as game-changing. How would you spend the perfect day in Denver? Visiting the Denver Museum of Nature and Science? Taking in a concert at Red Rocks? I’ll bet standing in a check-out line is at the bottom of your list and Sam’s Club’s Scan & Go app makes that a thing of the past. This magical app makes light work of …