Consistence + Friends = Happiness!

Ski trip Parenting Tip: Bring Friends along in challenging situations

I grew up skiing so weekend trips to the mountains were important to me. My daughter was not so inclined to deal with uncomfortable ski boots and cold weather.  There was a lot of whining.  I was frustrated, but not willing to give up the outdoor fresh air, or challenging her to master something difficult [...]

Go out on a limb…thats where the fruit is!

Paddleboarding in South Carolina, trying something new

As I enter my 4th decade, I find it harder and harder to spend time with my dearest friends.  All our kids are involved in 2+ activities and being active parents we’re also overextended between work, parenting duties, volunteering and our own extra curricular activities.  Who KNEW how easy college made it to associate with [...]

[VIDEO] How to learn Freestyle Aerial Skiing in 3 hours!

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“Keep your eyes up!”  That’s what the freestyle aerial ski coach told me.   Last Fall I took an Intro Course to the sport at Olympic Village in Park City UT, where Olympic athletes do summer training. Whenever I look up (when running, shopping, or walking my dogs) I feel a rush of excitement and hope [...]

Plastic Gloves, and Duct Tape, and Super Glue…oh my

Duck Tape...so many functions!

Just yesterday I marveled how I’d let our carved pumpkins rot into a wretched pile of slop.  Having the foresight to purchase 100 clear plastic gloves at the $1 store made me smile as I cleaned up. Duct tape, now available in an assortment of colors, is unnoticeable taped around your toddler’s diaper so they [...]

Fear Not…Anything!

Skateboarder Jump

Last week I was asked to photograph (my primary career) a skate competition (held today).  I had lots of excuses why I didn’t have time this weekend, but in the end, I love sports & being outside, so I decided to do it. And once again, A GOOD CHOICE!  It was a blast, the people [...]