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Mother of the Year: The Sore Loser Edition

A certain child of mine is a sore loser. Always has been and I hope will not always will be. Couple that with always having to get their own way and you have a perfect storm. I can't really fault the second attribute--having fortitude to make things happen can be … Read More

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The Siri saga continues: The affair edition

I continue to fight against The Children about highjacking Siri on my iPhone. I decided to make some changes of my own and Siri is now a 'he.' Yep, that's right. I have a hot man with an Australian accent lovingly guiding me through life and directions, which is a … Read More

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What my childhood dreams are made of in Banff National Park

Crunching snow. Flowing meltwater. Shallow breathing. These are the sounds of solitude, something I haven’t experienced with any regularity since becoming a mom almost 11 years ago. But here I am—hiking Johnston Canyon during my solo trip to relive my childhood in … Read More

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Home again, home again (without the jiggity jig)

I'm back after a marvelous week in Canada. I fell in love with the Motherland all over again and it's becoming increasingly more difficult to leave. Of course, I love my life in the U.S. but sometimes I wonder why I was so eager to leave Calgary? Oh yeah, I was 18 and … Read More


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What my childhood dreams are made of in Banff National Park

Crunching snow. Flowing meltwater. Shallow breathing. These are the sounds of solitude, something I haven’t experienced with any regularity since becoming a mom almost 11 years ago. But here I am—hiking Johnston Canyon during my solo … Read More

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Buttermilk’s smooth, smooth ride for families

Breaking news: Buttermilk, the easiest of Aspen/Snowmass' four mountains, is my new top choice for best Colorado resort for young families. Not only did they open a 7,500-square foot state-of-the-art children's center with many nooks, … Read More

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Happy birthday, Aspen style!

Despite having Aspen, one of the world's most famous resorts a mere 3.5-hour drive from our house, we had only skied there once many years ago. But I've been dying to get back so when we were invited to visit "The Power of Four" … Read More

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