Monthly Archives: June 2011

Attention Potty Training Parents!

Attention Potty Training Parents!

Little Looster Review and Giveaway I was looking forward to reviewing  The Little Looster for nearly 7 weeks while waiting for it to be delivered.  This isn’t the normal shipping time, the manufacturer was spacing out the reviews by bloggers.  The reason I mention it is that I was a little concerned that I’d be…More of this…

Empty the Trunk – Recommitting

Empty the Trunk – Recommitting

Well, I’ve allowed myself to revert to old ways and it shows.  All that progress I made has been undone.  Two steps forward, two steps back.  It is summer time and you know what that means….shorts and bikinis.  I’m sure this is backward, but I’d rather be in a bikini than shorts.  I guess I…More of this…

When Silence is Loud

When Silence is Loud

I’ve been a full time mom for a little over 9 years now.  During that time, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been alone in my house for more than an hour.  There are plenty more times that I’ve been alone – business trips, the gym, grocery shopping – but…More of this…

Customize Your FREE T-shirt

Just in time for those blogging conferences or family reunions…. Vistaprint does it again with a FREE T-shirt deal!  You do have to pay shipping which is right around $5, so it’s not completely free – but with your own sayings on it?  Your website name?  Your kids?  You can have so much fun with…More of this…

Win $50 & Support a Good Cause

Win $50 & Support a Good Cause

Goodwill is hosting a $50 giveaway to shoppers.  Here are the details: Our Thrifting Denver Blog will be featuring a new summer trend each Tuesday! Head to Goodwill and snag your very own stylish threads according to the theme that week, then upload a photo of your great find to Goodwill’s Facebook page. Post your…More of this…

Good News! Outdoor Lab to Stay Open!

I was thrilled to receive a newsletter from Jeffco schools informing me that Outdoor Lab is going to stay open!  Here’s the letter: Next year’s Jeffco sixth-graders and their parents have something to cheer about when the new school year rolls around—the Mt. Evans and Windy Peak Outdoor Lab Schools will keep the doors open…More of this…

Moms Helping Moms

Moms Helping Moms

As you probably already know, I am a big fan of Kiva.org.   I loaned to another mom today – making it a total of 5 loans I’ve made to impoverished women in various countries. I’d like to invite you to join me in a group called Moms Helping Moms. If you are already registered in…More of this…

Changing the Rules

Changing the Rules

About 2 weeks ago I realized that my kids didn’t know about Slug Bug.  For those of you that may not know this game, you keep your eyes open for Volkswagen Beetles and the first person to see one punches your arm and says “Slug Bug Green” (insert appropriate color). My 7 year old son was excited…More of this…

Christmas in July – Help a Homebound Senior in Need

Christmas in July – Help a Homebound Senior in Need

Volunteers of America Meals on Wheels is looking for help to get a jumpstart on the holiday rush.  The Meals on Wheels program needs YOU to host a Christmas in July Party to benefit homebound seniors. When: Anytime in July or August Who: Everyone- this is a great volunteer opportunity for groups, kids and families. What:…More of this…

Make Father’s Day Special by Volunteering

Make Father’s Day Special by Volunteering

Unsafe or unhealthy living conditions at home account for many of the leading causes of preventable fatality, illness and disability in the United States today.  Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities, and HUD (the US Department of Housing and Urban Development) will lead a major rebuilding effort…More of this…

Empty the Trunk

Empty the Trunk

Well, I have officially hit my all time heaviest weight.  Heavier even than when I was 9 months pregnant with any of my 3 children.  Ten years ago today I was at my all time lowest weight ever – see that pretty picture over on the right?  Yep, my 10th anniversary is today and I’d…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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