Talk to Your Kids: Skiing Safety and Skiing Safely

ski safety signs at mammoth

Parenting takes a lot of talking. Whether you’re talking to toddlers about sharing, or to teens about sex and alcohol, raising kids sometimes feels like one long discussion. No parent want to lecture, but at every stage of our children’s lives, there are topics that demand discussion. Skiing safely is one of them. The Code: […]

Get a Grip on Driving at Bridgestone Winter Driving School

bridgestone winter driving school

When it comes to winter driving, you gotta get a grip. Not necessarily a “grip,” as in getting your act together, although that helps too. But truly, a grip on the road, a grip on the wheel and a grip on how your vehicle works. For years, my winter driving strategy has been: stay home, […]

Tight Turns: Whither Vacation? and Movies/Websites to Get You Stoked for Winter

boys at aspen spring skiing

There’s a petition that’s been making its way around our western Colorado community this week. You see, school started on August 4th — between 2 and 3 weeks earlier than it has in years past. And as you might guess, most families are not happy with this change. Being an online petition at Change.org, it’s […]

Costa Rica Rainforest Hiking: An Experience in Sight, Sound and Touch

hiking up from lake at cerro chat

I should have anticipated rain, especially as we were hiking in a rainforest during the official rainy season in Costa Rica. Still, the sheer volume of water falling from the sky and roiling down the trail was daunting. “I think we should go back,” our younger son appealed, looking at me with worried eyes. A child […]