Category: parenting

Parenting Boys in Aspen
Raising three boys in Aspen, Colorado has it’s amazing benefits; the outdoor lifestyle, the ability to ski on school days where the high school has an open campus, the quietness, the safety. But living in a mountain resort town also has it’s challenges. Being surrounded by extreme wealth and sometimes over privileged friends can make parenting challenging. On top of that, living in a resort town where marijuana is legalized, and lack of good health care for our children is a scary world to raise children in, especially now that we know so much more about the developing brain.

Under no means do I claim to have all the answers, and the verdict is still out on how we do as parents, but we do have many insightful and useful tips that we learn along the way and hope that we can help our readers gain better insight into the world of parenting. Start here.

A Mother Gives Thanks

[su_heading]A Mother Gives Thanks[/su_heading] If we could, would we raise our children any differently knowing then what we know now? The woman who submitted her story for me to publish to my readers listened carefully as I trepidatiously asked her for more details. I…

Letting Go Of Our Children

It is with bittersweet emotions that I post these pictures taken by Michele Cardamone on prom night 2018. With our boys growing up so quickly before our eyes, I meditate religiously and do yoga to do my best to slow down and soak in…

Parenting Teens in a Legalized Marijuana Resort Town

Parenting Teens in a Legalized Marijuana Resort Town When people think of life in Aspen, some may sneer at thoughts of kids being dropped off at the high school in cars that cost more than thir homes. They may feel envy for families with…

Healing with Horses

Healing with Horses There are many incredible organizations helping children in our valley, WindWalkers is one of them. Located on a beautiful ranch in Missouri Heights where sage brush infuses the Colorado air, Windwalkers is an equine assisted learning and therapy center where individuals with challenges,…

Are All Mothers Superheroes?

How do parents get release? It is a real psychological dilemma.

Imagining Life Without Children

[su_heading size=”28″]Imagining Life Without Children[/su_heading] When people ask me if I love having children my answer is always conflicted. Honestly, I love having children. It is my vocation, my life, it is what I signed up for. There would be no magic for me…

Seeing Aspen Through a Teenager’s Eyes

[su_heading size=”18″]Seeing Aspen Through a Teenager’s Eyes [/su_heading] It has been a long time since I have actually written about the children of Aspen Real Life, as soon as the older ones turned 14, all bets were off. They went from take me, film me, let…