Snow Sports

One thing I've learned, while living on the East Coast, is that most of these people have no idea where I'm from. I get glazed eyes, hesitant head nods, and — from the geography buffs — "isn't that Canada?" Um. No. I'm from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a piece of land that is sandwiched between Lake Superior and the...
Snow + school cancellations = oy! Get ready to be a super-cool Snow Day Mom, armed with fun activities to do with the kids inside & out. Here's your guide.
I am NOT a fun snow day mom. This post is MY PLAN for how to be a super-fun Snow Day Mom, not what I ACTUALLY do on snow days. When the text comes through that school is canceled, what actually happens is my stomach drops. Fortunately, I have multiple flexible part-time jobs right now, so I don’t have to scrounge to...
I don't recall exactly when I realized that we were, in fact, screwed.  A little niggling doubt started creeping in as I attached an avalanche beacon to my seven year old.  (The guide assured me that it was just 'for the lawyers' but still.) Or perhaps when we boarded the shuttle, in full gear, and I realized that the...
We spent the holidays with my family in Marquette, Michigan, a tiny (and beautiful) little town on the southern shore of Lake Superior.  Not Lake Michigan, mind you, Lake Superior.  You might need to look it up.  Most of you, I suspect, think that this part of Michigan is actually Canada.  Nope.  In the summer it looks like heaven...
We just spent our Spring Break in the most amazing place:  Banff National Park.  We took helicopter rides to see mountain glaciers up close, frolicked in hot springs, skiied through so much powder that my youngest was mad about it ("TOO MUCH SNOW, MOM"), rode chairlifts through the clouds only to find blue skies up top, and stayed at a mountain lodge...
Gang, we had an amazing time at Breckenridge over the holidays.  This was our second time going - we took the kids for Spring Break last year, too - and while there are a ton of different ski resorts to choose from.....we really, really love Breck. There's something so intense about a ski vacation - not only is everything so...