Spring Cleaning for Skiers

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As one of my friends says, “May is the new December.”  Just when you thought life couldn’t get any busier, it does, especially if you have kids in school. Everything happens at once: end of the year concerts and performances, spring sports, conferences, awards ceremonies. And somewhere amidst this whirl you try to fit in yard work, gardening and […]

Introducing PRISMSPORT Active Wear (Giveaway, Too)

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I hate to admit it, but I love yoga pants. It’s a mommy-dom stereotype, an internet meme. But yoga pants are  really practical. They don’t wrinkle, they’re always comfortable and as long as I’m wearing them, there’s a chance I’ll go running or to the gym. I believe in yoga pants. And apparently, so do […]

On Ski Injuries and Magical Thinking

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For the first week I indulged in magical thinking. I would lie in my bed in the morning and if I was pain-free, wrapped warm and cozy in a narcotic haze, I’d think about skiing. I’d picture myself jumping out of bed, stretching my arms skyward. Then I’d see myself buckling my boots and clicking […]

Pyrrhic Victories: What’s A Mom To Do?

Skiing, and learning, with friends if more fun. And no, you don't have to have matching coats!

When our son was  9 years old, he placed second overall for the season in our local ski racing club. It was his first year of racing and he was absolutely thrilled. His coaches congratulated him, breaking the good news with smiles, hugs and a round of M&Ms and high fives. I was, to say […]