Category Archives: Hobbies

The Best Family Trip That Almost Wasn’t

Last Wednesday night, my oldest daughter started throwing up at 2 AM.  I thought our trip to Laconia and Gunstock Mountain was doomed for sure.  Even if S. recovered quickly, one or all of us were bound to come down with … Continue reading

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Feelin’ the Burn at the Barre

No drinks at this barre.  Just a bunch of moms looking for tighter buns and firmer abs.  Me included. I took my first Power Barre (aka Booty Barre) class at the local Y last Friday.  I wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

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Why We Are Skiing, Toddler and All

Glop and I have not done any alpine skiing in 10 years.  I have not skied more than three times in my entire life.  So why is our family of five, toddler included, suddenly embracing this terribly expensive, environmentally unfriendly, dangerous, not to … Continue reading

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Climbing Mount Monadnock: A Birthday Wish Fulfilled

Last Saturday was the kind of chilly, drizzly autumn day in New Hampshire that makes you want to sleep in and lounge around in your pajamas.   Who would want to climb a mountain in weather like that, for fun, on … Continue reading

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Race Day: What I Won

No cramps. No aches. No pains. No drama.  (No pictures of me running, either, but that’s what happens when your key supporter has to stay home and babysit!)  We finished the Applefest Half Marathon Relay without incident or injury, with … Continue reading

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Portraits of Mommy: A Series by Ab

I was the “star” of Ab’s artwork this week.  A nice switch from Rapunzel.  Thanks for making me look so good, Ab!

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Running Myself Into the Ground

That’s what it feels like I’ve been doing for the past few months.  And I mean it literally.  I’m due at the starting line of the Applefest half-marathon relay race in four days, and I’m not feeling too good about … Continue reading

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