Parenting During Turmoil
An interview with art therapist Helena Hurrell
Teacher Holiday Gift
Teachers Sign Up HERE
Locally Sourced Holiday Gift Box
Locally Sourced Holiday Gift Box
DIY: Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Step-By-Step instructions for making a fun puppet at home.
MP’s Cover Artists: Lily and Elana Royer
Meet the mother-daughter creative team behind Lilybart
Good Sports: Black Belt
A RFHS student and Rising Crane Training Center Cuong Nhu black belt shares her accomplishment.
Homelife Recipes: Passover Seder
Rabbi Emily Segal of Aspen Jewish Congregation reflects on this sacred meal (and shares her recipe for Matzah crack)
Helping Hands: Mountain Valley Developmental Services Greenhouse
A nonprofit gardening center where developmentally disabled adults work (and bloom).
MP Trail Map: Navajo Rocks
A family-friendly mountain biking destination near Moab, Utah
Good Sports: Soccer
Reflections from an Aspen HIgh School midfielder and member of an elite all-valley women’s team.
LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Roaring Fork Valley Schools
A community-wide PRIDE parade + other other Valley-wide efforts to welcome everyone.
Yampah Mountain High School’s Teen Parent Program
A campus in Glenwood Springs where each student is met exactly how they are.
The Art of Being ENOUGH
A Motherhood Manifesto
Where to find Wildlife
Learn about the untamed creatures you might encounter in our mountain forests and meadows.
Citizens of the World
Roaring Fork High School students become world travelers through an all-inclusive club
MP Trail Map: Hartman Rocks
High desert mountain biking between Crested Butte and Gunnison
Homelife Recipes: Backyard Burgers
Q&A with Jerilyn Nieslanik about how to avoided the dreaded hockey puck burger
Good Sports: Baseball
A Glenwood Springs High School graduate and college baseball recruit shares what he learned at the ballpark.
Helping Hands: Colorado Animal Rescue
C.A.R.E. can help you figure out what kind of adoptable pet is right for you and your household.
DIY: Portraits of Your Children
How to capture magical frame-worthy photos
MORE to FIND in the LOST FOREST
Lots to do in the Aspen Snowmass Lost Forest
DIY: Skateboard Swing
Turn a discarded skateboard into a big backyard hit.
Find Yourself in the Lost Forest
Discover Aspen Skiing Company’s Lost Forest adventure park.
Good Sports: Sailing
Aspen Rec Department’s Don Sheeley Sailing School
MP Trail Map: Mount Elbert
Your child’s first fourteener can also be Colorado’s highest peak.
Helping Hands: Way of Compassion Bike Project
Harvest Road Trip
Drive Highway 133 from Carbondale to Hotchkiss and make new friends at our nearby farms.
Good Sports: BMX Biking
Crown Mountain Park’s bike racing facility has expanded into a world-class race course.
Getting Into College
Making sense of college admission statistics
Helping Hands: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico
An award-winning after school dance program that’s about more than dancing. It’s a cultural bridge.
Q&A: Honeybee Play
Q&A with the teenage creators of a new original musical
Helping Hands: The Farm Collaborative
Farm-to-Table meets Food Insecurity
Helping Hands: LIFT-UP
Can you feed your family breakfast, lunch, and dinner for $4 per person per day?
Giving the best present of all: Ourselves
Good Sports: Ski Racing
For this mother and her daughters, skiing is among their earliest memories.
The McBride Internship: Kenya
Roaring Fork Valley students visit Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
DIY: Spa Day
Make your own bath time bliss at home.
Nighttime Family Staycation
Wintertime fun after dark with the kids.
Good Sports: Challenge Aspen
Q&A with Special Olympics and NASTAR ski racer Tanner Jadwin
Helping Hands: Roaring Fork Valley Kids Who Care
Act Locally: A student-led effort to save Sea Turtles and Rainforests.
Meet local eco-chocolate maker Mark Burrows.
Aspen Snowmass Nordic Trail System
MP Trail Map: A guide to Roaring Fork Valley cross-country ski trails.
DIY: Upcycled Owl
Spread your wings to make this cuddly stuffed owl designed by Handmakery’s Ami Maes.
A mother redefines HEALTHY after her daughter’s Leukodystrophy diagnosis
Writing By Hand
What can parents do to help their children learn this life skill?
MP Trail Map: Winter Hut Trips
A family-friendly guide to planning an adventure to one of Colorado’s backcountry huts.
Helping Hands: Lucky Day Animal Rescue
This foster-based rescue group helps connect pets with their forever families.
Good Sports: Lacrosse
With the ROARING FORK LACROSSE CLUB, everyone is included and “it’s just fun.”
A tragic fact of nature? Or way to find your wings?
Mothers Day Tribute
Three local women who exemplify Julia Ward Howe’s Proclamation of Peace.
Roaring Fork Nature Parks
A “Wild at Heart” map of nearby places to discover (or rediscover) with your child.
DIY: Up-Cycled Kite
Up-cycle an empty pet food bag for this easy project.
MP’s Diversity Booklist
Summer Reading 2020
Lake Powell Car Camping
Part 3: Car Camping Lake Powell is not impossible or crazy. However, it requires planning and expert advice.
Boating Lake Powell
Part 2: Teenagers and parents find unexpected connection on a boat.
Lake Powell Planning Guide
Part 1: Packing list, weather conditions and more advice for camping at Lake Powell with kids.
Lincoln Creek Road
Explore a less-trafficked area up Independence Pass – Lincoln Creek Road.
Valley Settlement Little Bus Preschool
Learning to ROLL WITH IT while facing COVID-19 school closures.
Roaring Fork High School Rams Football
Season punted to Spring semester due to COVID
Meet Beekeeper Paul Limbach
A second generation pioneer of high-altitude beekeeping in Western Colorado.
Net-Zero Dream Home
Dreams come in all sizes. Step inside Cindy Suplizio and Peter Mueller’s 1500 square-foot net-zero dream home.
Locally Sourced Suppertime
After coronavirus closures, our Locally Sourced Suppertime scene = service with a smile even while masked
Afterschool & Anytime Enrichment Activities
Find the latest information about afterschool and enrichment activities for kids.
Back to School Essays
We asked and they answered. Read thought-provoking, sentimental and pretty darn cute responses from 70 student essays.
Election 2020 Kids Booklist
Reading suggestions for any age and every family, no matter who you’re voting for.
Relax Essential Oil
Starry Night Julep Cup
Made by ROARING FORK VALLEY KIDS WHO CARE with the help of CARBONDALE CLAY CENTER
Sculptural Felted Soap
Starry Night Beeswax Pillar Candles
Starry Night Journal
Moisturizing Hemp Lipbalm
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
Give help and get help
Grand Canyon Adventure
Just Chill Dad
Winter Wellness Recipes
Sharing the healing power of good, clean, real and lovingly prepared food.
‘Tis the Season for Retail Romance. MP’s Staycation Map Series
DIY Bird Feeder
MP Trail Maps: Hunter Creek
Stephen Szoradi: Aspen Alpine Guides
HELPING HANDS: ArtistYear Program
by ARTISTYEAR Program fellow Emily Acri
GOOD SPORTS: Hockey
THE MIDDLE WAY
MP Trail Map: Grand Mesa in Winter
Getaway or Day Trip
Summer Camp Comprehensive List
A long list of local and regional camps and classes to help you plan summer.
MP TRAIL MAP: Palisade Plunge
Plan a summertime mountain bike getaway to Grand Mesa
Eco Household Cleansers
Alyssa Reindel EverGreen Zero Waste
Local Thrift Stores
MP’s IN SEASON MAP of Roaring Fork Valley Resale Furnishing Shops