Nest Moms Know: Father’s Day Gifts & Traditions

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

6/14/2016

Our question:

We are looking for suggestions for the perfect Father’s Day gift!

Your answers:

  1. Into the Fire – Make custom pottery items for Dad (2016)
  2. Whiskey (locally made) (2016)
  3. A new fishing hat (2016)
  4. Jump rope (2016)
  5. Spike Ball (2015)
  6. Concert tickets (2015)
  7. Vitamix (2015)
  8. A complete night of sleep! (2015)
  9. Apple TV (2015)
  10. Ping pong table (2015)
  11. Vape pen (2015)
  12. A family hike (2015)
  13. Books (2015)
  14. Bike accessories (2015)
  15. New bike (2014)
  16. Rock salt spa session (supposed to be good for allergies) (2014)
  17. GOLF! (2014)
  18. Baseball tickets (2014)
  19. A new grill (2014)
  20. A giant tool chest (2014)
  21. Guitar accessories (2014)
  22. A photo album which includes pictures of his kids (2014)
  23. Travel coffee mug (2014)
  24. A day to do whatever he wants (2014)
  25. Breakfast in bed (2014)
  26. Homemade art (2014)
  27. Go out for a meal (2014)

 

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Nest Moms Know: Adult Book Clubs

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

6/7/2016

Our question:

Do you belong to a good book club for Adults? If so please share!

Your answers:

  1. No book club, bit great kids book on tape so we all discuss: Mr Lemoncello’s library! (2016)
  2. Book clubs=wine clubs 😄 (2016)

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Nest Moms Know: Great iPad Apps

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

5/31/2016

Our question:

We are looking for suggestions for iPad Apps!

Your answers:

  1. Bugs and Buttons, great intro to math! (2016)
  2. Monkey Lunchbox. For 3-6yrs kids (2016)
  3. Toca apps are some of my kids’ favorites. Toca Band, Toca Doctor, Toca Lab, Toca Robot Lab, Toca Tailor, etc. (2016)
  4. “Little Bella’s – I close my eyes.”  Sweet little ebook for ages 2-99. (2015)
  5. “Crackers and Goo!” Funny name, but children and educators love it! (2015)
  6. “Monkey Lunch Box.” For pre-schoolers. (2015)
  7. “Endless Alphabet” (2016, 2015)
  8. “Plants vs. Zombies.” For ages 4 and up. (2015)
  9. All the “Crayola” apps are great for preschoolers. (2015)
  10. “Toca Boca” (2015)
  11. “Goodnight Safari.” For ages 2 and up. (2015)
  12. “Play Lab.”  For 2-3 year olds. (2015)
  13. “Starfall.” For ages 3 and up. (2016, 2015)
  14. “Hooked on Phonics.”  For early readers. (2015)
  15. “Bob Books and Reading Raven.”  For early readers. (2015)
  16. “Reading Rainbow” for endless books and great video field trips.  Any age. (2015)
  17. “Sparkabilities.” For ages 6 months-5 years. (2015)
  18. “Endless Readers.”  For ages 2-6. (2015)
  19. “Endless Numbers.”  For ages 2-6. (2015)
  20. All the “Fisher Price” apps.  For toddlers. (2014)
  21. Sesame Street “Monster” apps.  For toddlers. (2014)
  22. “Small World”.  For toddlers. (2014)

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Nest Moms Know: Summer Reading

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

5/24/2016

Our question:

We are looking for suggestions for summer reading lists – for kids or adults!

Your answers:

  1.  Denver Public Library has an awesome program that gives out prizes when kids finish a book. Last year my son recieved a bag, a new book, and a ticket to Elitch’s. He will be joining again this summer (2016)
  2. We just discovered Mother Bruce and love it! (2016)
  3. I’m reading Fates and Furies now – long, but SOOOO good! (2016)
  4. Aurora Public Libraries has good prizes (2016)
  5. Jeffco public library does a great free summer reading program with prizes. My preschooler loves Pete The Cat series. As a family read aloud we will start Little House on the Prairie Series. (2016)
  6. Barnes and Noble has a summer reading program…if kids read and complete the summer reading journal, they can earn a free book chosen from the list.
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/…/b/summer-reading/_/N-rs9 (2016)
  7. Arapahoe Library District has a great kids program (2016)
  8. Check out the list: Books to Read Before they hit Theaters in 2014 (adults) (2015)
  9. Anything by Roald Dhal.  Some favorites include James and the Giant Peach,  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Danny the Champion of the World , The BFG (kids 2nd and 3rd graders) (2015)
  10. Anything by Mo Willems.  Some  favorites include: Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay up Late and the Knuffle Bunny (kids) (2015)
  11. Anything by Barbara Kingsolver (adults) (2015)
  12. Little Bee (adults) (2015)
  13. The Tale of Edgar Sawtell (adults) (2015)
  14. The Cam Jamsen series (1st graders) (2015)
  15. Junie B. Jones series (1st graders) (2015)
  16. Wonder by R.J. Palacio is a great family read about acceptance and being strong! (2015)
  17. Anything by Jasper Tomkins (kids) (2015)
  18. Any book suggested by the wonderful kid’s librarians at the Denver Central library. Gigi, Rachel, Ann and others!!! (2015)
  19. Parenting book: Off Limits (adults) (2015)
  20. Life After Life (adults) (2015)
  21. The Goldfinch (adults) (2015)
  22. The Interestings (adults) (2015)
  23. The Language of Flowers (adults) (2015)
  24. You Know What I Love (kids) (2015)
  25. Hands Free Mama (adults) (2015)
  26. Snow White and Rose Red (an alternative to typical princess books for kids) (2015)

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Nest Moms Know: Great Gardening, Farmer’s Markets and CSAs

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content.  We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

5/17/2016

Our question:

What do you like to plant in your garden? What are your favorite Farmer’s markets, CSAs, or suggestions/tips for gardening with kids!

Your answers:

  1.  I love the organic farmer’s market selection in Stapleton. From the Highlands i love the Miller farm’s $20 bags. Just goes to show, everyone can afford healthy! (2016)
  2. I’ve always wanted to plant a pizza garden… fun toppings for kids! Basil, tomatoes, thyme, zucchini! We bike to Cherry Creek Farmers Market! (2016, 2014)
  3. We like to plant tomatoes and herbs. Easy. Just subscribed to grant farms csa for this season. Excited to incorporate more variety of vegetables into our diet (2016)
  4. Pea’s or pumpkin seeds. The bigger the seed the easier it is for my 2yr old to plant it. He also loves watching the pumpkins grow. (2016)
  5. We love planting tomatoes. They grow so tall and big and are so delicious to eat right off the plant! (2016)
  6. We like to plant beans, peas, tomatoes, sun flowers, herbs, carrots and lots and lots of flowers! (2016)
  7. strawberries and raspberries grow GREAT in our yard. Unfortunately, the squirrels help themselves. (2016)
  8. Favorite things to plant: Tomatoes, rainbow carrots, raspberries, strawberries, basil, herbs, cucumbers, banana peppers. (2015)
  9. We planted snap peas last year with a lot of success! And I love the farmers market at BelMar. (2015)
  10. Old South Pearl Farmers Market! I do a “pizza garden” letting the kids choose what herbs/veggies… (2015)
  11. Tomatoes, Cilantro, hot peppers = salsa all summer!! (2015)
  12. All things kid pick-able! I love for them to adventure into the garden and find yummy treasures! (2015)
  13. Beans because I can send my kids out to pick a handful for their dinner. Also cherry tomatoes and leaf lettuce if the slugs don’t eat it. (2015)
  14. Parker Farmer’s Market (2014)
  15. Grant Family Farm’s CSA (2014)
  16. Get a wheel barrel.  The kids love to push it! (2014)
  17. Put hand painted stones (you can paint them yourselves) in the garden and create a story with them as you plant. (2014)
  18. Take your kids to the children’s garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens. (2014)
  19. Buy a small watering can for your child and let him/her help with the watering. (2014)
  20. Highlands Square Farmer’s Market (2014)
  21. Take a look at Agriburbia. (2014)
  22. Old South Pearl Street Farmer’s Market (2014)
  23. UrbiCulture Community Farms is a multi-plot farm committed to providing food to people of all income levels by sustainably growing affordable, local food. (2014)
  24. Stapleton Farmer’s Market (2014)
  25. Make Cress Egg Heads, hilarious activity (2014)
  26. Place a carrot top on water and watch what it does over time. (2014)

 

 

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Nest Moms Know: Summer Trips with Kids

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content.  We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

5/10/2016

Our question:

We are looking for ideas for kid-friendly, summer roadtrips – daytrips or weekends!

Your answers:

  1. A short hike at Chautauqua in Boulder! (2015)
  2. Long camping trips and road trips make for more lasting memories. Have a destination but stay flexible on your timeline. (2015)
  3. Camping at any of our state/national parks (2015)
  4. Berry Patch Farm to pick fresh fruits and veggies (day trip) (2014)
  5. Mount Rushmore (weekend or longer) (2014)
  6. Glenwood Springs, CO (weekend or longer) (2014)
  7. Leadville, CO (weekend or longer) (2014)
  8. Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, CO (day trip) (2014)
  9. Durango, CO (weekend or longer)  (2014)
  10. Steamboat Springs (weekend or longer) (2014)
  11. Breckenridge, CO (day trip or longer) (2014)
  12. Dinosaur Ridge (day trip) (2014)
  13. A day trip to Colorado Springs.  Have lunch at Bristol Brewing Company, then head to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. (2014)
  14. Sunflower Farm in Longmont, CO (day trip) (2014)
  15. The Sand Dunes (weekend or longer) (2014)
  16. Lair O’ the Bear Park (day trip) (2014)
  17. Walking Mountains Science Museum in Avon, CO (weekend or longer) (2014)

 

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Nest Moms Know: Mother’s Day Traditions

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content.  We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

5/3/2016

Our question:

We are looking for Mother’s Day inspiration – What do you want or like to do for Mother’s Day?

Your answers:

  1. To be able to use gift cards i got for Christmas without taking the kids shopping with me.
    Oh and a massage wouldn’t hurt. (2016)
  2. Someone to put together my 1 YO’s birthday party the day before. I’m not one of those exceptional party throwing Pinterest moms. (2016)
  3. Looking forward to a lazy morning and an evening filled with family time maybe a movie and dinner at big mac’s and little lou’s. (2016)
  4. Family Dance night at the Avalon! (2016)
  5.  Camping with my family, if we can ever a get a weekend of sunshine. (2016)
  6. Homemade cards! And sleep in/taken to breakfast. (2106)
  7.  I’d like a play day in one of our state parks… Canoeing, fishing, hiking! (2106)
  8. Happy and healthy kids always! (2106)
  9. Someone to come clean my house! (2016)
  10. Sleeeeeeep!!! (2016)
  11. Put our veggie garden in together:) (2015)
  12. Sleep sleep sleep and garden. (2015)
  13. Brunch at Ya Ya’s Bistro in DTC or the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs! (2015)
  14. A day when I don’t have to plan anything, be in charge, or make any decisions. (2015)
  15. Dim sum brunch!! (2015)
  16. We go to Le Central. (2015)
  17. Camping and climbing trees! (2015)
  18. Picnic at the Zoo! (2015)
  19. Make a family painting. (2014)
  20. Plant a garden- flowers and herbs and vegetables.  Though this one could be iffy here in CO! April showers bring May…..SNOW? (2014)
  21. Watch the Rocky Mountain Roller Girls. (2014)
  22. Have an outdoor picnic adventure. (2014)
  23. Brunch out.  Anything you don’t have to cook! (2014)
  24. Try Geocaching (2014)
  25. Have a crepe bar. (2014)
  26. Make Dad cook! (2014)
  27. Make 8 x 10 canvases with each of the kids handprints, their name, and the year. They choose the color to paint the canvas. Over the years you will develop quite a collection. (2014)

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Nest Moms Know: Kid Friendly Restaurants

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content.  We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

4/26/2016

Our question:

What restaurants can kids eat free or are kid friendly in the Denver/Boulder area?

Your answers:

  1. Kona Grill has a great bento box for kids! And they take reservations! (2016)
  2. Fate on the weekends is our favorite spot to grab a bite (2016)
  3. Mad Greens in Boulder is running kids 12 and under free right now! (2016)
  4. Texas Roadhouse on Tuesdays (I think) has free sundaes. (2015)
  5. Live Basil does a free kids pizza and cookie on Tuesday nights! (2015)
  6. Larkburger is free for kids on Mondays. (2015)
  7. Mod Market and The Kitchen Next Door! (2015)
  8. Beaujo’s. (2015)
  9. Lime XS on 6th Ave – kids eat free on Wednesdays. (2015)
  10. Annies Cafe! (2015)
  11. Avenue Grill-kid friendly.  Good kid menu and they get to learn dining out skills (2016, 2015)
  12. On Tuesdays…Genghis Grill! My kids love it!
  13. We Love going to Ace, and a new burger place called Royal on Tennyson. (2015)
  14. Sam’s No. 3  in Denver is a great spot to eat breakfast for dinner. (2014)
  15. Steuben’s (American- comfort) has great food that appeals to all ages.  They provide crayons and coloring sheets.  It’s loud, so it doesn’t matter if the kids make a noise or 3.  Plus, you can get a cocktail! Near downtown Denver. (2016, 2015, 2014)
  16. Kids can eat for free at tons of Denver/Boulder area restaurants on certain days of the week.  Click here to check out this list from Mile High Mamas. (2014)
  17. The Kitchen (American) Next Door in Glendale. (2016, 2015, 2014)
  18. Tag Burger Bar (American)in Congress Park. (2014)
  19. Hapa Sushi (Japanese) in Cherry Creek. (2014)
  20. Yak & Yeti (Indian) in Arvada. (2014)
  21. Pizzeria Locale (pizza) gives the kids dough to play with while you wait.  Near downtown Denver and in Boulder. (2014)
  22. Swing Thai (Thai), multiple Denver locations. (2014)
  23. Lou’s Food Bar (American-comfort) in Denver. (2014)
  24. The Saucy Noodle (Italian) in Washington Park. (2014)
  25. Mici (Italian), a family owned restaurant with 3 locations is quick and easy.  They also give the kids dough to play with and then they will bake it for you.  Fab gelato for desert.  Multiple Denver locations. (2014)
  26. The Lowry Beer Garden (American) in Lowry. (2014)
  27. Wahoo’s Fish Tacos (Mexican), multiple Denver and Boulder locations. (2016, 2015, 2014)
  28. Watercourse has a delicious vegan menu.  Near downtown Denver. (2014)
  29. The Mercury Cafe serves a wide variety of local and organic foods. Near downtown Denver. (2014)
  30. Merle’s of Littleton (American) in Littleton. (2014)
  31. Vine Street Pub (American) has board games and fabulous food in Congress Park. (2014)
  32. Lucky Pie (pizza) in Louisville.  They have a great fenced in play area with bouncy animals that kids love. (2014)
  33. Paxti’s (pizza) has multiple Denver locations. (2014)
  34. Kachina (Southwestern) in Westminster provides coloring sheets and crayons, a street taco maker, a great kids menu, coupons for kids to eat free and delicious, healthy food. (2014)
  35. Nordstrom’s Cafe Bistro in Cherry Creek. (2014)
  36. Big Bill’s New York Pizza (pizza) in Centennial has great New York Style pizza and they provide dough for playing as well. In Centennial. (2014)

 

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Nest Moms Know: Breakfast Ideas

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

4/19/2016

Our question:

Bored with breakfast? Any new ideas or suggestions – what do your kids eat for breakfast?

Your answers:

1. Fruit ke-bobs dipped in yogurt.  Something about that toothpick that appeals! For an extra treat, add hunks of waffle. (2014)

2. Sushi inspired banana roll: lightly coat full banana with agave or honey, then roll the banana in crushed Rice Krispies, slice and serve! (2014)

3. Toad in a hole (egg inside a piece of toast!) (2014)

4. French toast (2014)

5. Oregon-inspired rice cereal: leftover brown rice with warm milk. Make a toppings bar of: maple syrup, cinnamon or nutmeg, raisins and nuts. Little ones can create their own breakfast adventure! (2014)

6. Go out!  Snooze is a fave. (2014)

7. Pancakes with rainbow sprinkles & chocolate chips! (2014)

8. Icelandic yogurt and a fruit/veggie smoothie (2014)

9. Reese’s peanut butter cup (hey, sometimes you pick your battle).  #SMART (2014)

10. Greek yogurt with granola or Grape Nuts. (2014)

11. Egg muffins: basically scrambled eggs baked in a muffin tin with add-ins like… Bacon, vegetables (sautee a bit on the stovetop first… onion, red pepper, broccoli, spinach mushrooms etc.), and cheese. Throw them in a ziploc and reheat in the microwave for breakfast all week. (2014)

12. Noida and berries (2014)

13. Get creative with pancakes: different shapes and flavors (apple-cinnamon, pumpkin or blueberry) (2014)

14. Grits or oatmeal (2014)

15. Breakfast is my son’s favorite meal. If we need to change it up we do anything and then add a fried egg on the side. He can never have enough eggs! Example was today, he had a turkey patty, avocado, mango and a fried egg. (2016)

16. My kiddos have always enjoyed elaborate breakfast, so I am happy to say they have been doing yogurt, granola, and fruit yummy –of course they have to make it. (2016)

17. Mini Dutch babies:
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18. soft boiled egg with toast points…new favorite (2016)

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Nest Moms Know: How to Beat the Winter Blues

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

4/12/2016

Our question:

Any good ideas to get through the winter blues as we get through the final stretches of cold weather?

Your answers:

1. Chardonnay on ice (beats the summer blues, too). (2014)

2. Take your little one to music class.(2014)

3. Shopping at Nest ♥. (2014)

4. Go for an indoor swim.  Denver has some recreation centers with fabulous pools.  Or try lessons for your kids with Safe Splash. (2014)

5. New clothes in bright spring colors- buy some for yourself- you will be wearing them before you know it! (2014)

6. Hit the flower market. (2014)

7. Scented candles. (2014)

8. Accessorize your home with cheerful throw pillows. (2014)

9. Skiing!  No crowds. (2014)

10. Get the most out of your museum passes so that when it is nice you don’t feel guilty not using them. (2014)

11. Dance Party. (2014)

12. We have begun planting seeds and checkin on the process. Then we talk about how we’re going to plant them once they’ve grown big enough and once the weather is good again. It seems to get my son excited about being able to spend time outside again, but keeps him entertained inside in the meantime. (2016)

13. A couple more day trips, arts and crafts inside, and visits to the aquarium! (2016)

14. Pretending it is spring! (2016)

15. Staying outside more (2016)

 

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