I heard a story from my mom the other day that I’d never heard before, and it connected a lot of dots for me in terms of how I came to love skiing. Turns out, my mom planted the seed that made our family’s love of skiing blossom. The story went like this…When my parents […]
A picnic tablecloth is such a simple thing but it can dress up any picnic lunch. We took a lot of road trips when I was growing up. We would drive up the coast of California to visit family. Every few years, we would move across country. During those road trips, we always stopped at […]
When I was a little girl, my grandparents owned a guest ranch in the mountains outside of Creede, Colorado. It was called the S Lazy U Guest Ranch and it was one of my favorite places in the world. I have countless memories of exploring and adventuring with my brother, cousins, and kids from the […]
My mother never slept in. Or, maybe I just woke up incredibly and unreasonably late. That probably describes me when I was in high school, when I’d wake on summer mornings just in time for my dad to arrive home for his lunch break. But it doesn’t explain away my childhood memories. Every morning, my […]
Dear Mom: I am not sure how to begin a letter to someone who is responsible for my existence here. We have so many memories and I learn more from you in my adulthood than ever (having more than something to do with my maturity). Some of my favorite memories from childhood involve parties, food […]
After my daughter’s birth, I couldn’t shake the feeling I was raising another woman’s child. Here’s the shift in thinking that made all the difference.
A couple of years ago, there was a large fire at my parent’s house that destroyed years of memories and decorations but was also motivated us to action. They have lived in their home for almost 45 years. Between my mom’s crafting career, the closure of her beloved tea room and gift shop, inheriting mementos […]
Somewhere someone has just found out she is going to become a mother. Somewhere someone has found out she won’t. Somewhere a mother is crying for the loss of a pregnancy. Somewhere a mother isn’t ready to be a mother. Somewhere a mother is giving birth. Somewhere a mother is sleep deprived. Somewhere a mother […]
Delicious motherhood vignettes in 4-minute morsels, including 3 Mile High Mamas. The Listen To Your Mother Show in Denver and Boulder, 2013 and 2014.
Dear Mama Drama: My ten-year-old son is always cracking jokes and thinks he is extremely funny. The trouble is that his jokes are usually at the expense of someone else. When people respond negatively to him, he acts like they are overreacting and too sensitive. I think he has some sharp wit beneath the rudeness, […]