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2018 Family Favorites: Me Time

Taking care of yourself, nurturing who you are, is essential. When it's time for a break, here are some parent-approved ideas. Don't forget, keeping yourself healthy and happy makes you better for those who depend on you.

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Date Night

Top Five*
Winner: The Melting Pot

You rush all day, but something about the melty goodness of fondue requires that you slow down and enjoy some relaxed dinner conversation. Customize your date night out with the appetizer, entrée, and dessert items available fondue-style at The Melting Pot. The restaurant turns date night into a delicious, if not a little messy, experience with a wide variety of drinks to round out the evening. Enjoy a four-course meal or drop by just for dessert. Three Colorado locations.

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Adult Education and Classes

Top Five*
Winner: Denver Public Library

Denver Public Library offers a wealth of knowledge to adults through their classes and events. There are educational sessions about genealogy, film, immigrant services, technology, games, writing, cooking, business, dance, and citizenship services available at many of the DPL branches. 26 Denver metro locations.

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Girls Night Out

Top Five*
Winner: The Pump and Dump Show

Denver moms Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee connect with their audiences in joint recognition of the absurd, terrifying, messy, and blessed moments that make up parenthood. They are able to do this both through their stage show and book, Parentally Incorrect: True Tales by Real Moms About the F**cked Up Things Their Kids Have Done.

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Mom Getaway

Top Five
Winner: TallGrass Aveda Spa

The TallGrass Aveda Spa provides a variety of relaxing spa treatments in a natural mountain setting. Pick from single services or full-day and half-day escape packages. Massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, body wraps, and chakra balancing treatments allow you to unplug, escape, and recover from the stress of your everyday life. 997 Upper Bear Creek Rd., Evergreen. 303-670-4444.

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Workout for Mom

Top Five
Winner: Motion Fitness and Massage

Slim down with one of Motion Fitness and Massage’s exercise classes that help you achieve everything from overall body wellness to toned targeted muscle groups. Afterward, unwind with one of their specialized massage sessions. Memberships discount the price per class to help you save money while you reach your long-term fitness goals. Two Colorado locations. 720-609-7033.

Kid-Friendly Local Coffee Shop

Top Five
Winner: Hello Coffee

Hello Coffee’s beverages are varied and please everyone’s taste buds. Kids can savor hot chocolate and pastries while the whole family will appreciate the monthly Music and Coffee sessions with live performances and displays by local artists. 13701 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood. 720-728-5199.

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