Annie Payne

Watch Annie Payne weekdays on NBC11!

Annie Payne has worked in the media for 10 years as a blogger, home and garden columnist, radio DJ, and currently as the television host of MomsEveryday Western Colorado. She is the well-meaning mother of 16-year-old twin sons and 13-year-old daughter. Annie passionately believes in the MomsEveryday mission of making mom's life easier. She specializes in home organization and management, being true to oneself, bear hugging, and bathroom selfies.

Catch MomsEveryday at 7:58am on NBC11.

Keeping the Holiday Magic Alive for Non-Believers

Here are some of my tips, and perhaps you have some more, to celebrate the holidays with older children. Read More

Sprucing Up Your House for the Holidays with Black and White

Happy holiday house is just two words away, black and white. Read More

Do Kids Need Church?

Parenting requires support. The kind of support depends upon what you are teaching your child. Read More

Managing Multiples: Advice for the first two years

“Well, there’s one of the babies.” That is how the ultrasound tech told me I was having twins. Read More

Plan Now to Make the Holidays Easier

The holidays happen at the same time every year, so why are we always taken by surprise when the business and busy-ness of it all arrives, too? Read More

Monkey Bread

It has become a Payne family tradition to serve this on Christmas morning with scrambled eggs and sparkling orange juice (OJ mixed with Sprite). Read More

What is your parenting style: Cheerleader or Coach?

In our younger, leaner years, Secret Agent Man (my husband) was an athlete. I was a dancer. So how did we end up with uncoordinated kids? Read More

Pumpkin Millipede

This fun favorite has adorned our front yard year-after-year. Read More

The Problem with Perpetuating Childhood Myths

I have often wondered if perpetuating the myth of Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Uncle Sam is going to have an effect on my kids. Read More

What I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Before the Emergency Room

Let me first say that I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV, but if someone would have told me some of these things, it may have saved us some dough and my kids some trauma. Read More

Accessing Your Inner June Cleaver

June Cleaver is my hero. Clean house, happy kids, and home-cooked meals. She was loved and appreciated by Ward, Wally and “The Beave”. She was even polite and patient with the ornery, suck-up of a neighbor kid, Eddy Haskell. Read More

Why You Should Consider Donating Blood

Nationally, there’s a critical need for blood donations. Read More

What on Earth is that Smell?

The smell of a home, whether it is good or bad, is a combination of the level of cleanliness, the presence of animal life, and the products and bi-products found therein. Read More

What do your yard ornaments say about you?

I’m a sucker for a good personality assessment. I admit to having wasted time on those Facebook quizzes that help you figure out what Disney princess you would be or in which U.S. state you should live. Read More

The Dirty Dozen

The Environmental Working Group has released its latest list of fruits and vegetables found to have the most pesticides. Read More

Prepare Kids for When Mom Goes Out of Town

Nothing makes me more upset than to have parents moan and complain about camp or team sports or school activities when they themselves have not a single volunteer hour to their credit. Read More

When it Comes to Volunteering, You Gotta Put Up or Shut Up

Nothing makes me more upset than to have parents moan and complain about camp or team sports or school activities when they themselves have not a single volunteer hour to their credit. Read More

Tips for Getting Ready for Summer Break

Don’t make the mistake of planning your summer when the kids are already at home tearing the place apart. Read More

Five Things Moms Should Never Feel Guilty About

I heard a saying once that goes, “Behind every great kid is a mother who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it up.” Motherhood and excessive guilt seem to go hand-in-hand. Read More

The Many Mysteries of Easter

One of the greatest mysteries of Easter is the mystery of my favorite Easter candy, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg. Read More