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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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Why I Love Being A (Brave Ski) Mom

I hate August. I know I shouldn’t. In most parts of the world August is a month for holidays, for family gatherings and for long-standing summer traditions. When I was a teenager, I spent a summer in Italy. Come August, everyone … Continue reading

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How A Ski Accident Changed Our Lives

Five years ago today a ski accident changed our lives. At the time, these changes were painful. Five years later, I realize they taught us lessons we needed to learn. The accident involved our oldest son, who was then 11, … Continue reading

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Turning Kids Loose: When, Where and How?

When our oldest son was six, I lost him. He ducked into the trees while we were skiing and he didn’t come out. When he didn’t come out, I was torn. Should I leave his three year-old brother on the … Continue reading

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