Nest Moms Know: Preschools

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.

1/26/2016

Our question:

So many of of our parents are new to the area- we’re looking for preschool recommendations or tips, please!

Your answers:

  1. Denver Cooperative Preschool!! (2015, 2014)
  2. My School Preschool in Greenwood Village (2015, 2014)
  3. Fitzsimons Early Learning Center (but must be an employee of Children’s or University hospitals) (2015)
  4. Denver Waldorf (2015)
  5. Paddington Station (2015, 2014)
  6. Temple Emanuel ECC (2015, 2014)
  7. Childrens Garden Montessori School is a gem in Denver. (2015, 2014)
  8. Washington Park Early Learning Center! (2015)
  9. Good Shepherd (close to the 6th Avenue store). Montessori and tradition, and they have before/after school care – great for working parents! (2016, 2015)
  10. Blessed Sacrament (2016, 2015, 2014)
  11. Montessori Casa International (2015)
  12. Montessori school of Aurora (2016, 2015)
  13. Denver Public Schools ECE Program (especially Stephen Knight Center for Early Education, Arrowhead in Highlands Ranch) (2014)
  14. Montview Community Preschool (2014)
  15. Smoky Hill United Methodist Preschool in Aurora (2014)
  16. Denver Montclair International School (2014)
  17. The Fisher Early Learning Center at DU (2014)
  18. Graland (2014)
  19. The Denver Waldorf School – Sunflower Program (2014)
  20. Parent’s Day Out Programs at Churches like Wellshire PDO or Lakewood United Methodist or St Andrews (Highlands Ranch) (2014)
  21. Montessori Academy of Colorado (2014)
  22. Colonnade Childrens Center (2014)
  23. Inspire Preschool (2014)
  24. Family Flex (2014)
  25. Montessori School of Denver (2014)
  26. Montessori School of WashPark (2014)
  27. The Goddards Schools in Denver (2014)
  28. Calvary Temple (2014)
  29. Christ the King (2014)
  30. South Table Mountain Preschool in Golden (2014)
  31. Primrose School at Denver Tech Center (2016)

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Nest Moms Know: Summer Camps & Activities

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.

2/2/2016

Our question:

Anyone over the cold and snow yet?! Let’s start dreaming of the warm sun, shorts, dresses, bathing suits…. and Summer Camps! Please share your Summer Camp recommendations!

Your answers:

1. Summer programs at schools like Colorado Academy, Kent Denver, DMIS, Logan, Paddington and St Anne’s (2014)

2. The JCC’s summer programs (2014)

3. The Cherry Creek Dance or Colorado Ballet summer programs (2014)

4. Denver Center Theater Academy summer program (2014)

5. Avid4Adventure  (2014)

6. Dream Big Day Camp (2014)

7. Art camps at places like the Art Garage or Spark-it Studios (2014)

8. Play Well Lego Camps (various locations) (2014)

9. Belleview Petting Zoo (2014)

10. Denver Zoo Camp (2014)

11. Summer reading programs at our public libraries (2014)

12. Greenwood Athletic Club’s summer programs (2014)

13.  Not a camp, but we’re part of an awesome group called Hike it Baby that gets children from infants-school age out on the trail! (2016)

14. Camp Chief Ouray at YMCA of the Rockies! (2016)

15. Blue Sky school of creativity! (2016)

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Nest Moms Know: Fun Winter Activities 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.

1/19/2016

Our question:

What are your favorite winter activities to do with the kids?

Your answers:

  1. We love to paint together! (2015)
  2. I love building snowmen with them and then having hot chocolate afterwards. (2015)
  3. Sledding, ice skating, playing in the snow and making snow angels. (2016, 2015)
  4. Roasting marshmallows in the fireplace. (2015)
  5. Walking in the snow, in the dark, listening to snow fall. (2015)
  6. Indoor pool at rec center, art museum, nature and science museum. Playing out in the snow when its warm. (2015)
  7. Skiing in the mountains! (2015)
  8. Baking (2016, 2015)
  9. Snowshoeing! (2015)
  10. Making Forts (2015)
  11. Curling up together for family movie nights! (2015)
  12. Crafting (2015)
  13. My girls live to eat snow! We make snow ice cream too (2016)
  14.  library story and music class (2016)
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Nest Moms Know: Exercising!

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.

1/12/2016

Our question:

We know how hard it can be to get into a workout routine or even how hard it can be to find the motivation to get to the gym. We want you to share any fun exercise recommendations, locations, trainers… and even tips for finding time with children?

Your answers:

1. Orangetheory Wash Park and their amazing trainers Katey TrauthBryce Stantonand Allen Acedo!!! Excellent team! I work out at 5:15 am so there is no interruption of my time with kiddos….everyone is still asleep 😴!

2. The initial motivation is the hardest piece- I find once the routine is in place, it stays in place. I went to Lakeshore when my kids were younger because of their Kidshore program. I try to find whatever opportunity I can to exercise, dog walks, cleaning, or the gym.

3. I love Barre3 Denver. Great workouts, instructors, childcare, and a community feel.

4. I second the barre3 recommendation, and add that the barre3 app includes a ton of 10-min workouts that eliminate excuses.)

5. I never have time to work out so Ten Minute Trainer with Tony Horton works for me.

6. Workout with a baby wrapped on you

7. On youtube bikini body mommy 4.0 90 day challenge is awesome and it is only 20 minutes a day.

12/31/2013

Our question:

It’s New Year’s Eve and many of you are thinking of resolutions – can you please share any exercise recommendations, locations, trainers…tips for finding time with children?

Your answers:

1. Geocaching

2. Breathe Yoga

3. YMCA – and it has childcare!

4. Long walks in the park – especially Cheesman Park and WashPark

5. Barre3 on 6th (a Nest neighbor!)

6. Living room workouts like T25 and Insanity

7. Personal trainer Jason Stone

8. CrossFit in WashPark

9. The Ballet Physique

10. Cherry Creek Athletic Club

11. Corepower

12. Strollerstrides

13. Bladium

14. Lifetime Fitness

15. 24 Hour Fitness

16. Orange Theory Fitness

17. Phones apps like Couch-to-5k

18. Tanny Marital Arts

19. Yoga Pod (another Nest neighbor)

20. Hot Mamas Exercise

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Nest Moms Know: New Year’s Resolutions

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

 

1/5/2016

Our question:

Happy New Year! We want to hear what your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions are!?

Your answers:

1. As my kids get older I feel my time with them slipping away. My resolution is to spend more time with them when I have the opportunities!

2. Be in this moment. Find joy in everyday. Be a better person on Dec 31st 2016 than I am today or the day before. Be kind always.

3. To be more mindful about enjoying mothering moments, not just surviving them smile emoticon

4. To be more productive with my time and include the kids

5. Finish a looming creative project.

6. 2016 is my year of connection – better/regular communication with my girlfriend support network, improved connections with myself mentally and physically

7. Intentional parenting and intentional mama time!

8. To keep a gratitude journal.

9. Be more present and focus on the positive.

10. To read more books!!

11. To focus on mom time

12. Better Communication…no one can read my mind!

 

 

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Nest Moms Know: New Year’s Eve Activities

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.

 

12/29/2015

Our question:

The countdown to 2016 has become! What Family events have you done for New Years Eve?

Your answers:

1. A get-together with just a few other families! The midnight part not important, just being with friends and playing until the kids are worn out.

2. Toddlers Eve with friends who are family. Activities for the kids, an early countdown, then adult party time!

3. Celebrating my baby’s first birthday this new year’s eve!

4. Surf and turf family dinner 🙂

5. It’s always a movie and popcorn tradition at our house!

6. Fondue night is our favorite!

7. Fancy dinner and a movie, sometimes we will go see fireworks but it depends on the weather.

8. Noon-years eve (celebrate at noon) is great fun!

9. Game night

 

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Nest Moms Know: Significant Other Gifts

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. This was updated on 12/29/2015. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

 

12/22/2015

Our question:

Christmas is almost here! Any good gift ideas for your significant others?

Your answers:

  1. Fancy Date Night
  2. An Experience rather then a gift
  3. Whatever gadget is on his wish list
  4. The gift of time (alone)

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Nest Moms Know: Holiday Crafts

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.

12/8/2015

Our question:

What are some of your favorite Holiday crafts to do with your children?

Your answers:

  1. Handmade Christmas Cards – special ones for the Grandparents
  2. Sugar Cookies that the kids decorate
  3. Toilet paper roll owls
  4. Painting and stamping with wrapping paper
  5. Paper garlands! Challenging enough to keep her attention but easy enough so she doesn’t get frustrated.
  6. Gingerbread Houses and LOTS of baking
  7. Coffee Filter Snowflakes for the front window
  8. Tamales
  9. Wrapping Presents!

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Nest Moms Know: Charities in Denver and Boulder

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.

 

12/1/2015

Our question:

We would love to hear how you give back to the local community! What are some of your favorite Denver and/or Boulder Charities to donate to?

Your answers:

  1. I love to do random acts of kindness whenever I can and also love to support Holiday giving events, schools and the Gathering place!
  2. Metro caring is doing great things is our community!
  3. Urban Peak: homeless and at risk youth shelter and services in Denver. And Special Olympics! Check to see when your local Polar Plunge is going down!
  4. Warren Village gift drive, Planned Parenthood this year for sure, and smaller organizations in our favorite mountain towns
  5. Wee cycle
  6. Angel Tree at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church.
  7. Children’s Hospital
  8. Judy’s House
  9. Youth on Record!
  10. Weecycle and nobody left behind (refugees).
  11. Precious Child
  12. Firefly Autism
  13. MetroCaring
  14. Wish for Wheels
  15. Kids Compassion Project
  16. Hillside School on South Boulder road, supporting struggling readers with the correct reading programs for Dyslexia that are not used other schools. 1 in 5 children have some range of Dyslexia – from poor spelling to fatigue when reading, to struggling with sight words. The correct intervention gives a child the right to education.

 

 

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Nest Moms Know: Halloween Costumes, Traditions, Crafts and Recipes

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.

 

10/6/2015

Our question:

Have you ever done a family-themed Halloween costume? We would love to here what your family has done or may do in the future!

Your answers:

  1. We got our daughter a ladybug costume so we might all be bugs!
  2. We haven’t yet, but considering all Star Wars this year!
  3. Once we did Peter Pan characters b/c my name is Wendy and my husband is Peter, our 1 year old daughter was Tinkerbell. This year’s considerations are Ghostbusters, Cast from Finding Bigfoot, Star Wars and Swiss Family Robinson……
  4. My daughter wants to be Mary Poppins. I’d love my son to dress as Bert (chimney sweep) but he wants to be a Bee.
  5. My daughter wants to be Toto from the Wizard of Oz. yes, the dog toto. *maybe* we will do a family theme.
  6. We were all firefighters last year with the baby being a dalamation puppy in a fire truck push car. It was fun! (No theme this year frown emoticon.)
  7. One year my daughter and 2 friends were Dalmatians, they were about 6 maybe and looked so cute.
  8. Not yet, but this year we’re all wearing our hockey jerseys.
  9. This year my 3 1/2-year-old wants to be an astronaut and we have an 11 week old that lives in her Ergo carrier. The plan is to make a rocket ship to attach to the back of the ergo and my babe will be a pilot, my 3 1/2 year-old will be astronaut, and she wants my husband to be the moon!
  10. Star Wars.
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9/30/2014

Our question:

We are looking for Halloween Traditions, Crafts and Recipes

Your answers:

  1. Boo at the Zoo
  2. Banana Ghosts
  3. Pumpkin Carving Parties
  4. Halloween Sugar Cookies
  5. Homemade Costumes
  6. Planting your own little pumpkin plant and bringing it to school
  7. ‘BOOing’ the neighborhood! Halloween Boo Poems and Songs 
  8. Victorian Halloween at the Molly Brown House
  9. Historical Littleton Trick or Treat
  10. Aspen Grove Trick or Treating
  11. Participate with your kids in Halloween Festivities
  12. Make Pumpkin Nutella Muffins 
  13. Langston Anderson Farms
  14. Check out Pinterest for Halloween Goodies
  15. Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Muffins

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