All Work And No Play…

.....makes most people cranky.  Even if you are brilliant at what you do for work, consider it loads of fun, and it feeds your soul, you still need to step away now and then.  It gives us perspective and keeps us balanced. It is spring break for the boys so we decided to head to Breckenridge, CO for some end-of-season ...

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The Big Exhale

This weekend, Dave and I hid out in a little cabin in Estes Park, a small mountain town about an hour away from Boulder. We didn't want a long drive but still wanted to feel like we had gone away. Too far away to worry about the laundry, chores, errands, and the dried-out Christmas tree still hidden in the back yard ...

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The lost art of saying Thank You

When we were kids, Mom would make the five of us sit down after Christmas (and birthdays or any occasion where we received a gift) and make us write thank you notes. She had cards, paper, envelopes, stamps, and even all the addresses. All we had to do was sit still, stop for a moment to remember someone's thoughtfulness, ...

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A small tallish one

Every year, about a week before Halloween, we get together with friends and take our kids pumpkin hunting. We spend the morning at a near-by farm with literally 100 acres of pumpkins. I started this tradition eight years ago when my son was 7 and I was a single mom. I was committed to creating some fun seasonal traditions ...

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10 Reasons I Won’t Buy a Kindle

I've had several conversations with friends lately about how much they love their Kindles. They download their books instantly, can carry many books around at a time, and have all kinds of convenient options (like increasing the font size for easy reading). These friends are early-adopters, leaders in their industries, ...

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