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 […]

Refreshed, Recharged and Revamped: Hello to the NEW BSM!

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Four years ago this week, my oldest son, then 14, was being snarky. “Remember that blog you always said you’d start?” he asked. “Well, I knew you’d never do it.” Here’s how I reacted. Did I stand up for myself? No. Did I get angry? No. Was I hurt by his words? A little. But […]