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 [...]

Updated and Continually Re-Balancing!

Daily Deal written by Debbie Markham

Back in October I applied for a 2nd job as a copywriter to supplement my photography income. Updating my resume and submitting several writing samples, coupled with fearing not being experienced or creative enough for the job was really nerve-racking. When I apprehensively tapped the ‘enter’ key on my laptop – sending my cover letter [...]

Volunteering for the Grammar School can lead to Triathlete Training!

Mom volunteer and triathlete Debbie Markham

You say you don’t have time to volunteer, but YOU DO… LOL! I turned my volunteer time into a good story here and wrote a blog post on it… just think of what fun you could have too! This morning I promoted our school’s fundraiser event, “Out of this World Book and Science Fair,” by [...]

Meditate while mixing Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Apple Oatmeal Muffin by Debbie Markham

I really enjoy mixing up some batter or dough and baking it right away with my kids after school.  Then they do homework, I work, and we smell the delicious treats we’ll soon sample after our focused effort.  These fantastic muffins provide dairy, fruit, fiber and protein in 1 healthy, tasty snack item. Grab 2 [...]

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 [...]

I’m wired for distraction…are you?

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As much as I don’t like to “label” anyone, I feel o.k. with my self-diagnosis of being ADD.  I enjoy it much of the time, but today’s social media isn’t helping me AT ALL!  I feel like I’m continually partially involved with many things which makes me a bit anxious at times.  Between volunteering and [...]