The Grand Valley: Colorado’s Hidden Gem for Families

Mild winters, excellent outdoor activities, and a robust culture of arts and fine dining, it’s no wonder that Colorado has become a calling for visitors from around the country. While the state continues to push records for population growth (number seven in the nation for 2016), the Grand Valley offers a hidden gem in the mountains for families wishing to enjoy Colorado’s allure year round.

Just a few hours outside Denver, the town of Grand Junction is a hub of activities, perfect for packing up the crew and escaping away for an adventure filled getaway. Off the beaten trail, the Grand Valley is ideal for planning a family vacation that will leave a lasting memory and have the whole gang begging to head back to Colorado for your next trip.

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Exploring the World With Science: Water Cycle

Water is all around us. It affects every facet of our lives. We need water for survival; 80% of our bodies are made of water. But where does water come from? The warming of spring and summer provides the perfect time to get out and explore the water around us. While we are enjoying the lazy days on the lake or the rushing waves of the ocean, stop to take a few minutes to educate your little one on the importance of water and where it comes from.

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9 Signs That You Need A New Mattress

There are some big purchases that we all have to make. Some things are just necessities, and even though we might not like opening our wallet up for these big ticket items, at some point we have to do so. One of those purchases is a mattress. You have to sleep, and unless you want to start sleeping on the floor, you need a mattress. Here’s the problem many of us have when it comes to mattresses: we don’t know when to buy a new one. We hold onto an old mattress long past its usefulness, and we suffer because of this. Mattresses aren’t designed to last forever, and just like everything else in our world, technology is making mattresses smarter and more comfortable. As parents, we already are lacking in the sleep department. Make the sleep you do get count by replacing your mattress. Not sure if you need to start shopping for a new bed? Here are nine signs it is time to upgrade to a new mattress.

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Gifts for the Active and Outdoor Dad: Father’s Day 2017

Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift for the special one in your life can often feel like a daunting task — but it doesn’t have to be! For the dad who would rather spend his time being active or enjoying the outdoors, we’ve got you covered on the perfect gift ideas just for them. From must-have workout gear to convenient baby carriers, we’ve compiled a list of our top picks that he will love and actually use this year!

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The Daily Mom Father’s Day Unboxing and Giveaway 2017

Father’s Day is less than 2 weeks away! If you’re like us, you are still trying to decide what to get for the dads in your life. Let’s face it, dads are notoriously difficult to shop for, and because of that, they often end up with some classically boring and predictable gifts like socks and ties. We can do better than that. We can thrill every dad on our shopping list this year with a gift that is unexpected and will be well loved. Think outside the tie box and explore some new Father’s Day gift options by joining Daily Mom for our first ever Father’s Day Unboxing. We’ve got all the details below to set you on the path to totally nailing your shopping for Dad this year.

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Unique Gifts: Father’s Day 2017

Finding that perfect gift for Father’s Day can be tricky. Some dads already have everything, while others are just too picky, and some you just want to seek out that perfect gift that you just know he’ll love. Whatever the reason, we’ve compiled a list of unique Father’s Day gifts that your Dad is sure to love. Our list is complete, including awesome strollers, a unique take on the Bible, the perfect pillow, and super fun socks that will make any dad happy this Father’s Day.

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Johnny & Loni, Dynamic Racing Duo To Keep Young Drivers Safe

The summer driving season is fast approaching, and that means more young drivers will be on the roads than any other time of the year. If you are a parent, are you concerned about distracted driving or about your loved ones letting you know when they’ve arrived safely at their destination? We completely understand! That’s why we have teamed up with a dynamic duo, Johnny and Loni Unser, a father-daughter team of professional race cars drivers, to discuss driving and safety advice as well as the latest technology helping empower and educate young drivers.

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Top Gifts For Dad: Father’s Day 2017

The fathers in our lives are our very own homegrown heroes. Whether they are working long hours and then coaching baseball, pretending to be Darth Vader, or wearing a crown at a tea party, dad’s deserve to be celebrated for all they do. Rarely asking for accolades, all of our fathers work tirelessly for their families and make us feel safe and secure. Dad’s come in all different shapes and sizes, and whether the father figure in your family has an outgoing and exuberant personality or a quiet and understated demeanor, we have compiled some of the Top Gifts this year, ensuring you will find the perfect present this Father’s Day.

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Redefining Exercise With Figure8

If there’s not one million and one things to do, someone is asking you to do seven more things on top of that, all within the next hour! The last thing you want to do to start to lose weight with everything else going on is exercise. We get it. If we can give you the best advice, then don’t exercise! That’s boring. Instead, get a strong, sexy core without doing one sit-up or crunch while toning your arms, butt, and legs with Latin DanceSport, Jaana Kunitz. Experience the easiest eight to fifteen minutes you have in between your chaotic schedule (because we ALL really do have 8-15 minutes with the 10-minute abs workout; just time yourself going through Facebook feeds). Good; once you have that mapped out, you don’t even have to leave your bedroom; use a smartphone, tablet, iPad, or your computer, and roll those juicy hips of yours to the exciting and fun rhythm of the Figure 8 fitness program – we mean, who doesn’t want a sexy strong core, eliminating the belly fat after having some babies?

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Father’s Day 2017 Ultimate Gifts

It’s around that time of year when you really want to honor the special men in your life – fathers. Sure, you could go out and grab a quick, mundane, same-as-all-the-rest Father’s Day card, but you know that the father you want to honor deserves a bit more. We’ve searched high and low to feature some of our Ultimate Father’s Day gifts for your special dad; gifts that truly speak from the deepest recesses of your heart that not only say, “I love you”, but also convey, “I love you as a father figure, and this is just a fraction of my appreciation of you.” Whether he’s the father of your children, your father, or a special father you are blessed to know, consider giving him something beyond the status quo of the redundancies of Father’s Day cards.

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Momtrepreneur 101: Understanding Google Analytics

Having a website is a necessity for launching a new business. Whether you are a photographer, blogger, or a consultant, creating a place for potential customers to find you online is the most important step towards becoming an entrepreneur.

Launching a website is nothing like the Field of Dreams [If you build it, they will come]. Through hard work, a good foundation for SEO, and a solid hustler attitude your website can become a destination for identifying new customers and communicating with existing ones.

Need to install Google Analytics? This tutorial can get you started.

Once you’ve established a website, Google Analytics is how you know for certain if people are finding you, or if you are just shouting out in the void. At first Google Analytics can look like a foreign language, and while there are many things you can dive into in analytics, we’ve outlined the basics below.

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You’re Invited to the Daily Mom Father’s Day Unboxing

Summer is here, and Father’s Day is near. Dad is in need of some cool new gear, and we have a sneak peek into what’s out there this year! Daily Mom is presenting a Father’s Day Unboxing Event where you can be a part of the experience. We have partnered with a wide variety of brands to bring every Dad out there something he doesn’t have yet! We even have things for new dads that will make time with baby more fun and enjoyable! As with past live events, you have a chance to win items from our event in time to give to Dad for this Father’s Day!

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5 Unique Ways To De-Stress As A SAHM

STRESS – let it go, and we’ll say it again – let it go! A world where you live (yes, the home with the little relaxation-suckers, aka your kids) – without stress actually does exist. If you have the theme song from Frozen in your head right now, you’re in the perfect place! It’s a place where you can magically create through your mind, fingertips, and choose to intentionally take the leap of de-stressing yourself in your own home. Stress can save your life or destroy it, and since there aren’t any saber-tooth tigers in your living room, we’re giving you five unique ways to make the bad stress – never really bother you anymore.

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Traveling abroad with kids: 3 things to include on your packing list

Packing for a summer vacation to Europe with kids can be daunting, to say the least. In fact, most responses to said summer plans come down to “Oh, how fun! Are you ALL going?” – to which you respond with a very hesitant “Yes” and briefly question your sanity. If the long flight isn’t enough to scare you away from planning a family trip to remember, then the thought of packing for multiple little people and all of their stuff just might. To make the most of your trip – and on the cobblestone streets of old Europe – you’ll want to pack lightly and pack efficiently.

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9 Activities to Enjoy with Your Baby and Dog

Almost half of the households in the United States have a dog. Adding a new baby into the family can change the dynamics and the routines in your home. Sometimes it can be traumatic for your first furry love, but it doesn’t have to be like that. You always can find ways for your dog to be an active member of your child’s development.

Today we will talk about nine activities that your dog will enjoy with your baby.

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