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 […]
Today’s post is a guest post from Cragmama an amazing rock climber and mom to an adorable “Cragbaby.” Also an accomplished writer, she blogs about climbing and raising her son at (you guessed it!) Cragmama. Along with Velomom, Expect Adventure and me, Brave Ski Mom, Cragmama is one of the Adventure Moms. What’s an Adventure Mom? […]
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.
Not that my life hasn’t worked out just fine. For the first five years of my adult life, I actually was able to combine public policy with the natural sciences. But then we moved to a town where my husband found a great job, and then we had kids, and then one day, quite recently, I awoke to the sickening thought that I have lived about 1/2 of my life and still don’t know what I want to do.
When our boys started skiing, I decided that I wanted to avoid programming fear into them. I would ski with one of them on the run of his choosing. The boy had complete control of our agenda. If he wanted to stay on a green or blue run all day, no problem. And if he told me that he was ready to try something harder, no problem, even if I didn’t think he was ready.