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Learning to ski as an adult, snowboard and skis leaning against wooden fence

How Learning to Ski as an Adult Made Me a Better Mom

Have you ever tried something new? I’m not talking something that’s hobby-adjacent, like painting with watercolors if you typically work with acrylic. I’m talking NEW-new new. Like waaaay out of your comfort zone, heart-racing, knee-knocking, “this is so not me” new. For me, that was learning to ski as an adult. And three years in, […]

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Man Flu remedies: cup of tea, box of tissues

Diagnosis? A Case of the Man Flu

Last winter, I tried to provoke my husband, Rick, with a topic that always tends to roll around this time of year: the Man Flu. I had been out and about when I heard someone ask an older gentleman how he was feeling and he responded, “Pretty good! But I do have the Man Flu right […]

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One Thing You Shouldn’t Say When a Friend’s Mom Dies

I often go for articles that are titled like this one. You know, pieces that reveal the top things you should never, ever say in various life situations. And here you are, reading this. Aren’t you curious about the one thing you shouldn’t say when a friend’s mom dies?  Why are we drawn to these […]

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