Tami Mittan

Tami Mittan

Tami Mittan has lived in Colorado for a decade, and feels happiest when there are mountains on the horizon. She loves spending time outdoors with her husband and 2 kids, frequently exploring their backyard nature playground through hiking, camping, and biking. Although Tami is employed as a computer programmer, she’s a writer at heart and enjoys blogging at Colorado Mountain Mom about her family’s outdoor and travel adventures, and her occasional forays into fitness and fashion. She simply can’t get enough of travel, Disney World, and chocolate cake.


Things To Know Before Taking Your Child Skiing

Ski season is here!  What age should your child start skiing?  Has it been 10 (…possibly 20?) years since you last went skiing, and you are now wanting to introduce your children to the slopes?  If so, you’ve likely got a case of the nerves.  That’s what my recent situation was. Here are some encouraging and helpful tidbits I learned, that you should know before you go. Skiing can be a highly enjoyable winter pastime.  If kids get the chance to learn to ski while they are young, it’s much easier than trying to tackle as an adult.  Although...

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Visit a World Famous Toffee Factory (and Great Gift Idea)

If you ever make it to Grand Junction, Colorado, don’t miss a visit to Enstrom Candies. The maker of World Famous Almond Toffee, it’s also a delightful gift shop, espresso bar, and gourmet ice cream and candy shop where you can watch them create luscious toffee right before your eyes. (And don’t fret, you can also order Enstrom treats online… homemade candy makes a fantastic gift.) Enstrom’s World Famous Toffee There’s a place in Western Colorado that takes up an entire city block. It’s a special place the locals take pride in, where they make almond toffee that’s so...

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Only For Disney Would I Run This Far

I’m in the process of training for my first runDisney race, the Princess Half Marathon in February 2016.  Here’s what preparing for such an event entails fitness-wise, ideas for Disney plans to make on the side, and things to consider if you’d like to register.  And why I think this is an exciting, motivational, and realistic Disney Bucket List item for anyone to try. The Reason to Run: runDisney Every year registration opens up for that legendary runDisney Princess Half Marathon, literally months in advance. It taunts me every time, my pulse racing at the thought of finally tackling this...

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Read This Before Racing Down a Mountain on a Bike

Here’s why you should try mountain biking with the kids–and everything you need to know to make this an outdoor adventure to remember…in a good way. Find out what to consider for your child’s ability level and get tips for those new to mountain biking, including what to bring and what type of bike you’ll need. Read this and you’ll find it’s easy to incorporate mountain biking with your next family vacation. Mountain Biking with Kids Now that my youngest son is age 5 and he has graduated to riding a two wheeled pedal bike, we decided it was...

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Breathtaking Fall Splendor of Colorado’s Grand Mesa

Fall color in Colorado brings a breathtaking mix of golds and greens, as the Aspen trees start to change color. Here’s one of the best driving routes available to behold the fall splendor, plus tips for exploring a bit off the beaten path. Also some ideas to keep your kids excited about the adventure, where the good eats are found, and what your best bets are for accommodations, be it hotel, cabin… or tent! Fall Colors of Grand Mesa A year-round outdoor lover, I’d have to say that fall is my absolute favorite season in Western Colorado. One of...

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