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Finding Inner peace

It's been a long time since I have checked in over here. How is everyone? Did you survive spring break? I'm not sure that I did with a husband getting his ribs broken by a snow boarder and the usual shit that goes down at this time of year but....I did take an inner peace workshop, for the sake of the blog, and I have to say…

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Added by Jillylivi on April 7, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments

I AM A GODDESS

Most of us don’t wear pointy, golden brassieres or sexy tight cat suits so it may not be so obvious but I am convinced that all mothers are either Super Hero’s or Goddesses. Personally, I am far from being Helen of Troy or Hestia I feel as though I am more of a cross between Hera and Aphrodite with a little Medusa thrown in.

In the past three months my superhuman powers have reached dangerously high toxic levels as I managed to survive four… Continue

Added by Jillylivi on November 5, 2009 at 10:40pm — 1 Comment

AN ENCOUNTER IN THE BARN

I put my boots on and trudged through the new snow out to the barn to fax a 137 paged document to my mortgage company…. yet again.



As the cogs in the fax machine began to squeak I stood in Wade’s sacrificial office, which is the antithesis of mine, playing with the smoke that was emitting from my mouth and nose. For me he built a beautiful office, inside the house, with a huge window facing South and situated directly next to the kitchen so I can jut in and out preparing meals and… Continue

Added by Jillylivi on October 31, 2009 at 9:11am — 1 Comment

Are You For or Against Health Care Reform and Why?

I am wondering how many parents are like me in their inability to keep up to date on political issues. It is frustrating to say the least, to not have the time to listen to the news or to read the newspapers and whenever I do get the chance to get better informed I usually wind up either in tears and angry from reality or completely confused.



Listening to educated people is my alternative and I try to listen to all sides so that I can make my own opinions. One of the most important… Continue

Added by Jillylivi on September 18, 2009 at 8:28am — No Comments

HAVE SPORTS BEEN GOOD FOR YOUR CHILDREN?

When I got my second call from Brevitt’s teacher, in a three day span, I hung up the phone and had to think for a few moments. Almost ten, Brevitt is becoming a calmer and less anxious boy and is learning how to respect authority. So why was he getting into trouble? I could understand the teacher’s fear that energetic Brevitt and his pack of friends were going to be the bain of his existence for yet another year but I felt the need to tell him to give Brevitt a chance and to practice patience… Continue

Added by Jillylivi on August 31, 2009 at 4:23pm — No Comments

LEAVE THE SIBLINGS BEHIND

Many of us have discovered that children need time alone with their parents without their siblings vying for attention. Call me overly sensitive or a softy but I have yet to have a day or night out with just one child, other than on Outdoor Ed trips. As soon as I mention the idea I am met with tears and accusatory words, like “abandonment”, are spewed in my direction.



After a recent unexpected day alone with Brevitt, I am convinced that children need this time with their parents,… Continue

Added by Jillylivi on July 9, 2009 at 10:43pm — No Comments

LOVING MY FORTIES

My friend called me with the name of a man who prescribed estrogen patches and I called him immediately to set up an appointment and investigate. Could it be that there was a cure for my Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde monthly syndrome? I had been searching long and hard for something…anything, that I could take to keep me sane and normal through that one week of hell every month.



His office was located directly next to my yoga studio and so I stopped by after my class. I walked in soaked… Continue

Added by Jillylivi on July 8, 2009 at 8:41am — 4 Comments

Well Needed Time to Myself

I was singing like a bird yesterday morning with everything moving like clockwork. It was going to be my first day spent without the children. Coffee was brewing and pancakes were steaming. Axel and Brevitt woke up early so that they could get to Mountain Boarding camp on time and Tucker had gone to sleep talking about the Bouncy House that he was going to jump on all the next day. I looked outside and it was sunny for the first time in months and my bike was sitting outside waiting for me to… Continue

Added by Jillylivi on June 21, 2009 at 9:49am — No Comments

MADOFF SCANDAL FORCES WIFE TO PIMP HER HUSBAND

I emailed Fox News and told them that I was sorry but I had to decline their request to document my family. At first I was all over it. What a great idea to use our victimization from Madoff to attract readers. I still think I'm on to something but perhaps having a film crew follow me around for the day and translate our lives into a sappy, pitiful story of a family on the decline is not the best way to bring myself fame.



The irony of my blog is that my husband and I are very private… Continue

Added by Jillylivi on April 2, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

I USED TO BE...ASPEN VERSION

I moved to Aspen and got a job working at Photographer’s Aspen, a small photographer’s cooperative for leading editorial assignment shooters. I helped to market their images for stock. Snuggled in the midst of an Aspen Grove, our old ranch style building also housed the Tenth Mountain Hut Division offices. I had radically changed my life from living in the chaos of New York City to living in one of the healthiest towns in America. I rode my bike to work and religiously hiked up the Ute Trail,… Continue

Added by Jillylivi on March 15, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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