Category Archives: Parenting

Hard Truths About Skiing With Teens. And Some Good News, Too.

Hard Truth #1: No matter how intelligent, fit and talented you are, there is always someone more intelligent, fit and talented. Usually your teen. Hard Truth #2: No matter how well you ski, or snowboard, there is always someone who … Continue reading

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Risks, Rewards and Responsibility: The Three “R’s” of Skiing Safety

This post was originally published last season at Club Colorado, the Colorado Ski Country USA blog, as part of a series on skiing and riding safety.  In the past, when I’ve written about skiing and riding safety, I received some … Continue reading

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No Regret Parenting

When our oldest son turned 17 last month, my husband took the day off from work. This wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. He was present when each boy was each born and he’s been present for every birthday since … Continue reading

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When Your Kids Don’t Share Your Passion

One of my friends has a problem. Her daughter refuses to ski. She also refuses to snowboard. She tried both sports when she was younger, but now at 15, she’s independent, stubborn and too young to leave at home alone … Continue reading

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Parenting Teens: Off the Couch and Into the Outdoors

Everyone once in a while, my husband threatens to throw away the cellphone. Not his, of course, but our son’s iPhone. Watching our son lie on the couch and follow his friends and sports heroes on Twitter drives my husband … Continue reading

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