Parenting

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 private jets who fly off on a whim on exotic adventure […]

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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, be they physical, neurological, emotional, behavioral or psychological, partake in therapeutic […]

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Are All Mothers Superheroes?

Are All Mothers Superheroes?

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

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Imagining Life Without Children

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 without my children showing me the world through their eyes and helping me to understand the […]

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Turkey Hunting in Basalt Colorado

A Mother Gives Thanks

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 appreciated her wanting to tell her story and I knew that I was venturing toward raw […]

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teenage Aspen boys

Seeing Aspen Through a Teenager’s Eyes

It has been a long time since I have actually written about the children of Aspen Real Life, this is directly attributed to the fact that the teenagers get soooo pissed off if they are remotely aware that I am writing about them (I really don’t think they understand that I have been writing about them for over nine years), but […]

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Top Ten Ways to Help Keep Your Teen Safe

  There is a quiet buzz of concern one can hear if one listens carefully enough to the conversations of many parents in our valley regarding the health of our youth. Last year, while on the board for the Valley Partnership for Drug Prevention I tried to start a movement along with the Executive Director, […]

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College/Career Counseling for Students

I would like to introduce you to Marilyn Seltzer, a friend and Career Coach in the Aspen schools. Marilyn is passionate about helping to guide high school students towards a prosperous and happy future. I believe in the unique power of all teenagers; their curiosity, imaginations, creativity and boundless energy. If I can unlock their […]

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Lead with Love in Aspen

Is Being a Parent a Thankless Job, or a Rewarding One?

Nobody told you how difficult it would be raising children, or if they did you may feel that you missed the main message. The ultimate question is, is it all worth it?

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