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It was the first day of ski school and I watched from a distance as my 5-year old daughter, Maggie, lined up with the other girls and boys her age, wearing skis (some for the first time). From my bird’s-eye view on a sunny balcony, the training hill appeared as an island of manmade snow surrounded by green grass. Marooned adults and children stood tightly packed for their first day of lessons…. Read More

Trolling around my News Feed on Facebook I read this tidbit of wisdom: Behind every great kid is a mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it up. It’s true, isn’t it? We stress about giving our kids too much structure or not enough. We wonder…are we’re fostering our child’s latent talents, emotional intelligence and independence? If there’s one thing I’ve learned from raising kids in five different countries, (including my own), it’s… Read More