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Bode’s first race

Another one from the draft folder, dated Oct. 12, 2015.  Our elementary school has a cross-country team for grades 4-6. I really wanted my daughter Hadley to join because she's a talented runner but she was reluctant, citing she's more of a sprint and … Read More

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Confessions of a (Horrible) Cat and Fish Sitter

My friend Jana was looking for someone to check in on her cat and fish over Spring Break so I volunteered my middle schooler Hadley. She loves animals and her career aspiration in first grade was to run a Cat Hotel until she later learned it’s not cool to be the crazy … Read More

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Love and Marriage: The Laundry Wars

This beauty from my draft folder is from a few years ago. Ahh, the memories! In most ways, Jamie and I have a very traditional marriage. I take care of most household chores and the children. He works, pays the bills and quarterly taxes and raises freakishly large … Read More

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Utah’s culture club

From the draft folder, October 27, 2016. I'll admit that moving back to Utah was never in my game plan. Ever. Though I loved my college experience at BYU and living in Salt Lake City for five years, I've never been a huge fan of the culture here. The "are you or … Read More


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Maximum Interlodge at Alta Ski Area

My family was first invited to Alta Ski Area when we lived in Colorado. Though we tried to visit during Spring Break last year, we couldn't coordinate our schedule so just opted to visit after our move. It would take several months of … Read More

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Family Fun at Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs

I watched as Hadley brazenly stepped into the Wolf Tail launch pad at Great Wolf Lodge. This was a slide unlike any I'd ever witnessed. She followed the staffer's instructions to cross her arms and legs and wait for the countdown. Then just … Read More

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The Broadmoor’s Bliss: Part 1,205

We first went to AAA Five-Diamond The Broadmoor when the kids were ages 3 and 1. Almost a decade later, we still can't get enough and it's truly our favorite Colorado vacation. When The Broadmoor Magazine's editor gave me my latest … Read More

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