Teens and Pot: Parenting with Legalized Marijuana

Teens and Pot: Parenting with Legalized Marijuana

*This is a sponsored post working with CDPHE’s Good to Know Colorado Campaign.  All opinions and parenting panic my own.  In the blink of an eye my focus has changed from worrying about basic skills – potty training, teeth brushing, playing well with others – to prepping my kids for more adult issues such as drinking,…More of this…

Football Cookie Balls Recipe

Football Cookie Balls Recipe

  This was my first attempt at making these adorable football shaped cookies.  What I learned from this first try?  Melted chocolate chips are not the same as melted Baker’s chocolate.  If you use the actual Baker’s chocolate (as called for) I think the chocolate will be smoother and the cookies will look better than…More of this…

1,197 Reasons to Try the New Kodak Moments App #ad #kmapp

1,197 Reasons to Try the New Kodak Moments App #ad #kmapp

This post is sponsored by Kodak.  All opinions 100% my own. I have a confession.   It’s a deep, dark, scary one.   Are you ready?  I’m a photo hoarder.   There I said it.  Feels so good to get that off my chest, I may just have to keep going.  Deep breath… I’m horrible…More of this…

What Kind of Dog is That? Canine DNA Tests #ad

What Kind of Dog is That? Canine DNA Tests #ad

**This is a sponsored post by Mars Veterinary Wisdom Panel 3.0. I adopted my first dog when I moved to Colorado a few years – ok, decades ago.  My first dog. My real, adult, he’s all mine, I’m truly grown up now, dog – was adopted from a local puppy rescue and described as 1/2 golden retriever…More of this…

Low Carb Stuffed Peppers with Sausage and Ground Turkey

Low Carb Stuffed Peppers with Sausage and Ground Turkey

When the kids are away, mom will play!… with recipes. That’s how this stuffed pepper recipe came into being. Well that, and peppers are only $0.50 each at Sprouts this week. I’m working on eating clean and losing weight before our European cruise this summer, so didn’t want to use rice like most traditional stuffed peppers recipes.…More of this…

Organized Kitchen 101

Organized Kitchen 101

Earlier this month I wrote a post with an unintentionally misleading title: 12 EASY Steps to an Organized Life The post was intended to introduce you to the idea of a 12 month plan to an organized life and promised a monthly plan for getting organized in 2015.   Yep, a 12 Month Plan.  …More of this…

12 Easy Steps for an Organized Life – Month 1

12 Easy Steps for an Organized Life – Month 1

January 1.   The first day of a brand new year. We have twelve brand new months to create our dream lives or at least get us well on our way.  12.  Seems like a long time right? All of the optimism and good intentions are front and center as we look forward to the…More of this…

Welcome / About Daria Drago


Working mom of three amazing kids, living in Denver, Colorado. Doing my best to balance the responsibilities of my full time corporate job with raising my family, finding time to have fun, and working on becoming a better me. You'll find career tips, parenting wins and fails, funny stories, recipes, weight loss lows and highs, and the occasional random photo of one of our pets if you care to follow along with our journey.

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