Washington Family Magazine : February 2015
washingtonFAMILY.com February 2015 51 _________________________ Visit the Local Mom Reviews section of our website at washingtonFAMILY.com for more reviews of games, toys, books and more! Lorelei—brave, but cautious. She, too, had a successful day and skied independently by the end of the day. There are other options to teach kids how to ski, including group lessons and ski camp. (Check out Liberty’s website to learn more at www.libertymountainresort.com). In case you’re wondering my husband’s fate, I relieved him of Kiefer duty and he got to ski. After warming up, he took our older kids, one at a time, on one run before we called it a day. They got to show off their new skills to him and he got to see the smiles I had seen earlier. In all, this was a big adventure for us—we took a big leap out of our normal routine and tried out a new sport as a family. Our kids had the opportunity to face a new challenge, and we were lucky enough to be beside them as they earned a hefty dose of self-confidence. They are already counting down the days until we return! Kate Schwarz is a full-time mom and wife living in Great Falls, VA. In addition to reading to her three small children, Kate is a writer, distance runner, Crossfitter and blogger about raising kids with books at www.katesbookery.blogspot.com.