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Welcome to the teen scene!

From teen back to toddler, that's how I'd discuss this phase of our parenting journey. Once out of the irascible toddler years, I thoroughly enjoyed elementary school and watching these kids of mine flex their independence and grow. But with Hadley finishing seventh … Read More

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Happy 13th Birthday, Hadley!

Dear Hadley, I never thought I'd be relieved to see birthday #13 but your 12th year of life was a huge roller-coaster and I, for one, am glad to put seventh grade behind you. It was a tough year for sure. Moving away from the friends you've known since birth and … Read More

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Nacho Libre

My friend Cheryl has been a longtime devotee to the 2006 American sports comedy film, Nacho Libre. If you haven't seen it, Jack Black plays a character who works as a cook in the Mexican monastery where he grew up. The monastery is home to a host of orphans whom … Read More

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That time we were featured in the Wall Street Journal

A few weeks ago my friend Eileen Ogintz, founder of Taking The Kids and a syndicated columnist, emailed to ask if I could put the word out to my friends that a reporter from the Wall Street Journal was looking to interview families who let their kids help plan the … Read More


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That time we were featured in the Wall Street Journal

A few weeks ago my friend Eileen Ogintz, founder of Taking The Kids and a syndicated columnist, emailed to ask if I could put the word out to my friends that a reporter from the Wall Street Journal was looking to interview families who … 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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