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.

Managing Multiple: Advice for the Toddler Years

The good news is that the toddler years are easier than the first two years. Read More

How to Celebrate V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E-S on the Cheap

My love story is not an unusual one. Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy and girl get married. Boy and girl have children. Boy and girl don’t have the money to spend on a fancy dinner and night out on Valentine’s Day; instead they spend the evening watching TV with their kids. The End. Read More

The Inconvenient Hamster Truth

Replacing a dead pet with a live one without the kids knowing is not as easy as it sounds. Here is our story… Read More

Homemade Bird Feeders

During the winter months, outdoor play isn't always an option. Read More

10 Tips for De-Decorating Your House After Christmas

The bad news is Christmas is over. The good news is that the decorations will come down faster than they went up. Read More

Preparing for Holiday Houseguests

During the holiday season, visitors often come and go… and sometimes they stay for a spell. Read More

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