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July 19, 2012

At LOG OFF, we call it "Sudz Up". It's the perfect ending to a perfect day. After everyone has had their last barefoot run across the glass on Balsam, the skis and life jackets are tucked safely away, and the boat is up for the night, in they go! One by one my little (...

July 19, 2012

As we made the trek from Minneapolis to Balsam Lake this weekend I noticed that I could in fact, suppress the pouting face that worked incessantly to rear it’s ungrateful self for the first 45 minutes of the drive. I stared at the road ahead debating whether or not to...

July 5, 2012

Perhaps what first caught my eye was the cover: a woman in her late 30's, wearing a v-neck sweater and jeans, holding a chicken in her arms, a basket of produce sitting at her feet. Truth be told, this is the image that gets the blood flowing in my veins and well, I kn...

June 20, 2012

"I'm hungry." 

"The big cooler is forcing the dog onto my chair and she's breathing all over my arm Mom. Gross! Take her up there please!" 

"Dad, just reminding you guys- you said no stops this time." 

Really? We're 20 minutes away from cabin heaven and they can't cope? I...

June 13, 2012

This weekend I had a spring in my step and a song in my heart. Balsam Lake is my "Boogie Wonderland" (a 1979 hit single by Earth Wind & Fire). 

As I moved with my family from planting our garden and feeling the earth between my fingers, to seeking out anywhere that the...

June 24, 2011

When my family leaves the city and heads to the cabin, we relax on a number of levels. The closer we get to our destination, the more the white knuckles relax on the steering wheel. Work seems worlds away and so our conversations tend to center on the beauty of the pas...

June 24, 2011

How to entertain a crowd at your place 

I think Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz said it best: “There’s no place like the cabin” – or something like that. For me, bringing in the New Year with family and friends at the cabin is a good alternative to the glitz and glamour...

June 24, 2011

How to kick back and really enjoy entertaining your cabin guests 

This weekend we’ll have 11 members of my husband’s family to the lake. No longer an overwhelming number to me, I will plan just a few days in advance. Had you asked me how this would feel when I was a n...

June 24, 2011

You can lead a relative to water, but can you make them ski? 

There is nothing quite like the thrill of learning to water-ski. Second only to this would be the privilege of teaching a new skier. Together, over the last five summers, my husband Dan and I have taught mo...

June 24, 2011

How a devoted mom got over her squeamishness and learned to love blue plastic deli containers 

Let’s get something straight. I think worms are disgusting. The only thing I have ever liked about them is that they are good for my garden. 

And so you can imagine my surp...

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