I’m a Finalist for Blogger of the Year! (Vote for Me, Please!)

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It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and writing an impromptu blog post wasn’t quite how I expected to spend my time. But then, I opened my email. Scanning the subjects, I quickly saw this one: You Are A Finalist in the Bloggers’ Lounge Blogger of the Year Awards. Out of hundreds of nominations, Brave Ski Mom […]

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 […]

How To Start A Blog In Ten Easy Steps


Today marks the one year anniversary of The Brave Ski Mom blog. In honor of this momentous occasion (at least it’s momentous for me), here’s my 10-step process for how to start a blog. 1. Have an idea. Try to get someone else to do it, specifically your kids. They won’t. 2. Still have the […]

Kept Woman


My friend L. and I have a lot in common. We are both stay at home moms. We are both intelligent woman with Bachelors Degrees from fine liberal arts colleges and Masters degrees from outstanding universities…and today, we are both trying to figure out how to make ourselves employable (on a part-time basis, because we still need time for our families and to ski!) in an economy which doesn’t necessarily value articulate generalists.