All about raising boys in Aspen

Our Boyz

Meet our three boys, Thumper, Feisty-One and Hootie-Hoo, the children of Aspen Real Life.

Family Outings with Teens

Family outings are so important but can be such a royal pain in the ass!

Understanding Football

My challenge this month is to learn the game of football. Although I cant imagine that I will ever be convinced that watching men in tight pants move a few inches across the field every hour could ever get my adrenaline pumped, I am ready to give it my best shot.

Teaching Boys in Schools

Parents and teachers need to learn how to accept the high activity levels of boys and give them safe boy places to express it.

An eight grade graduation speech

Listening to my nephew speak over the course of his eighth grade graduation caused a flood of memories. My little Devon had turned into this eloquent, amazing teenager not to mention an accomplished ski racer in the Junior Olympics. Time had escaped me and my relationship with him as a young adult and I had a lot of catching up to do.

Is it The Terrible Twos, Threes, or Teens?

After having three of my own boys I am quite aware that it is possible that girls develop differently than boys. Ok, faster. So when it comes to boys, the "Terrible Twos" don't happen...

Modeling in Aspen

No matter how hard I tried I was never able to relate to the people in the fashion world.
The Oldest Boy in the Family

The Oldest Boy in the Family

  The Oldest Boy in the Family Being that Thumper is quite the performer, we always thought he would try to get the leading role in his school play. Apparently, he prefers to perform off stage....
Boys Need to Be Trained By Their Mothers

Boys Need to Be Trained By Their Mothers

January 1st I decided to stop doing everything for the boys and teach them how to clean up after themselves. I am doing their future wives a favor.

Our Baby’s Flight for Life

Our Baby's Flight for Life Taking a flight for life from Aspen to Denver when our middle child was 12 days old was one of the biggest scares of our lives. How It All Began With...