Olympics Parent Profile: Skier Rebounds from Injury, Pregnancy for Another Shot at Dream

One in a series of interviews with U.S. Olympic team athletes who are also parents as they prepare for the Winter Games in Vancouver. The conversations will focus on how these elite athletes juggle training and their duties as moms and dad...

California Lawmaker Pushes for Kids to Use Ski Helmets

Should there be a ski helmet law? Credit: Getty Images
In the mid-'90s, there was a surge of local laws mandating that children of a certain age wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. Now, California lawmakers are proposing a similar rule pertai...

Natasha Richardson's Death Leaves Moms Mourning

Actress Natasha Richardson's death has left us all stunned. Richardson, 45, suffered a head injury earlier this week while skiing at a resort outside of Montreal. Her family brought her back to New York City on Tuesday, and yesterday announced that s...

Ski lessons for little ones?

In less than two weeks, we're off to Lake Tahoe for a week. This time of year, of course, the activities are all centered on snow -- skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. Thus far, we've limited our adventures to the latter, but as Jared is getting old...

Winter activities: skiing with kids

I started snowboarding when I was 22 because I had a thing for boys with toques and bad attitudes. Admittedly, that's a pretty lame reason to take up a sport, but I'm still loving it, ten years later, because of the adrenaline, the exertion, and the ...

Winter activities with baby

The winter is long and cold here. We've already had our first snow, and we usually get our last one sometime in May. I started snowboarding 8 years ago as a means to cope with the bitter winds, the endless crunching snow, the slippery roads. The cry...

Happy Father's Day, Dad

In most households it is the mother who gets the lion's share of the parenting glamor. The skinned knees, night time sick duty, monitoring sibling squabbles. Such was the case in my house as I was growing up. My father had his own business that requi...

Olympic skiier announces pregnancy, retires

Italian alpine skiier Isolde Kostner, at age 30, was one of the country's greatest hopes for Olympic gold in Torino. But today she announced her retirement from the sport. The timing may be a little sudden, but she has a good reason: she's pregnant. ...


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