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Looking Forward by Looking Back

Apr 14, 2014
Looking Forward by Looking Back

I’ve been doing a monumental amount of looking forward by looking back lately. I’m absolutely certain it has to do with this indefinable space of my life right now, were I’m learning to let go of everything I’m comfortable with, everything I’m used to, and being forced to look forward for the magic that...

Parenting: Simple, But Not Always Easy

Apr 8, 2014
Parenting: Simple, But Not Always Easy

Having a child seems like a simple enough decision. It’s a fulfillment of lifelong dreams for some; others agonize over the decision, as if they can predict just exactly how a child will fit into their well orchestrated lives. As if a child is something like a new couch or a vacation that can...

A Rainy Day in the Bookstore

Apr 4, 2014
A Rainy Day in the Bookstore

Most moms dream of a day like I’m having today. I’m on vacation, absolutely no obligations besides catching my flight home this evening. I slept in and woke without an alarm. I didn’t rush out of the motel room, instead I moved at my own pace. I downed several cups of coffee before I...

Mikaela Shiffrin: An Original

Feb 22, 2014
Mikaela Shiffrin: An Original

I don’t know what made me more nervous: watching Mikalea Shiffrin hurl down the women’s slalom course at Sochi, or watching her mom, Eileen, at the bottom of the course. While I”ve never raced a slalom course myself, I know all too well the anxiety of being a ski racer’s mom, watching your child...

True Beauty

Feb 17, 2014
True Beauty

“Now we make you ugly, my mother said. She whistled. Her mouth was so close she sprayed my neck with her whistle-spit. I could smell beer. In the mirror I watched her move the piece of charcoal across my face. It’s a nasty life, she whispered.” ~ from Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer...

Keeping Faith In Beginnings with Katrina Kenison

Feb 15, 2014
Keeping Faith In Beginnings with Katrina Kenison

“…I allow, just for a moment, the past to push hard against the walls of my heart. Being alive, it seems, means learning to bear the weight of the passing of all things. It means finding a way to lightly hold all the places we’ve loved and left anyway, all the moments and days...

I Thought I Knew What Was Best For My Kid-But He Had Other Ideas

Feb 12, 2014
I Thought I Knew What Was Best For My Kid-But He Had Other Ideas

I got a text from my 14-year-old son the other night suggesting I check ig – that’s Instagram for parents without teenagers. Intrigued, but somewhat hesitant about what I might see, I clicked over. A quick video popped up, taken from the handle of a shopping cart rolling wildly across an icy parking lot...

Mothers, Rejoice in the Moment

Feb 3, 2014
Mothers, Rejoice in the Moment

Mothers, Do you remember the first moment your child came into this world? That moment, that instant when your life changed from you to them? Do you remember that viscous, writhing weight that warmed your chest and filled your eyes with tears? At that precise moment, mothers, you were there. You were present, you were transformed,...

Longing

Jan 30, 2014

The moment was gone that instant when I knew it would all change for the time being, the moment when my insides shifted from content to chaotic. The anxiousness of separation and the knowing that really, everything was fine. It’s instinctual, I tell myself. That yearning to know what you’re doing where you are...

Thanks, Coach, For The Life Lessons

Jan 29, 2014
Thanks, Coach, For The Life Lessons

Dear Coach, We have never met in person, but we have a few things in common. First, we both spend a good amount of our time working with teenagers. Second, we both spend a good amount of time with teenagers who are ski racers. And third, because of our roles, we both make a...