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Amber’s Blog

  • Adelaide’s Birth Story

    Adelaide’s Birth Story

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    Adelaide is 6 weeks old today.  I started writing this blog post two weeks ago, but today it’s getting posted, no matter what. After both Nora’s birth and Zara’s birth, I had their stories written within a week, but this time around it’s felt like I’ve barely had any time to process anything.  Between work,…

  • Go Code Colorado: Amazing Experience, Challenging for Parents & Entrepreneurs

    Go Code Colorado: Amazing Experience, Challenging for Parents & Entrepreneurs

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    Last year, I competed in Go Code Colorado, a combination business startup and app development competition hosted by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office.  This weekend is “challenge weekend” for the annual competition, so I thought I might share my experience and thoughts about Go Code Colorado, one year out. What is Go Code Colorado? Now…

  • If You’re Serious About Business, You Have To Put Your Kids in Daycare

    If You’re Serious About Business, You Have To Put Your Kids in Daycare

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    Friday, on my Facebook Page, I shared this video of Professor Robert Kelly being interviewed by the BBC, and having his children walk into the room: It’s quite the funny little moment (although probably not so much for Professor Kelly), and any of us who have tried to work at home with kids can surely…

  • Camping Throwback: Gordon Gulch

    Camping Throwback: Gordon Gulch

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    It’s Saturday and as it gets closer to spring, I’m dreaming more and more about camping, so I thought I might post a throwback to our first camping trip last summer.  During our first year of regular camping in 2015, we learned that we much prefer dispersed camping to camping at campgrounds.  We like being…

  • Saying Hello

    Saying Hello

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    It’s been 416 days since I took down my website, to take, what I thought would be, a 6 month hiatus from blogging.  It was both an easy and hard decision, but most certainly the right one for where my life was in January of last year. Six months into 2016, I thought about coming…

  • Creating a Business Purpose Statement

    Creating a Business Purpose Statement

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    As Chris and I started working on our rebrand, the first thing we focused on was creating a purpose statement for Road Warrior Creative.  Over the past five years, we have figured out what we do and how we do it – our recent rebrand gave us the opportunity to refine both our services and our offerings further,…

  • Adventuring into a New Year – Wordlessly

    Adventuring into a New Year – Wordlessly

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    Today, Zara turned three.  That means it has been almost three years since we moved off Nantucket.  It means that we have now lived off island post Nantucket for the same amount of time that we called ourselves Nantucketers.  Everyday the percent of our family life that we spent living 30 miles out to sea…

  • Introducing Road Warrior Creative

    Introducing Road Warrior Creative

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    We officially launched our new business venture, Road Warrior Creative, today, January 1st – which means there will always be a party to celebrate our birthday(!) – and we thought we should take some time this week to introduce ourselves and our new brand. Road Warrior Creative Started Out As Au Coeur Design Road Warrior…

  • A Peek Inside Our New House

    A Peek Inside Our New House

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    We’ve been living in our new house for ten days and it is mostly put together now.  The past two weeks from our expected close date to the actual close date to moving mid-week was pretty stressful, but as of yesterday we’ve felt pretty settled.  Buying a house in Fort Collins was a bit of…

  • Why I Didn’t Make Halloween Costumes This Year

    Why I Didn’t Make Halloween Costumes This Year

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    Every year since Nora could understand Halloween, I have made her a homemade Halloween costume.  When Zara came along, I increased to making homemade costumes for two and loved it.  Especially when they went together perfectly. My mom made many of my Halloween costumes as a child and I love passing on the tradition of trick-or-treating…

  • Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh

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    Last month I did something I had never done before – I left Chris and the girls and flew across the country to visit friends for a weekend in Pittsburgh.   Every year since I moved away from New York, my friends Laura and Margarete have been coming to visit me – first via car…

  • Last Camping Trip Of Summer

    Last Camping Trip Of Summer

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    Today’s the first day of fall, but it’s been hot and still quite summer-like in northern Colorado, so I’m still feeling every much in summer mode.  It’s all most a month late, but I’m finally getting around to sharing our last camping trip for summer, which as at Eleven Mile State Park.  This was an…

  • Weaning Zara

    Weaning Zara

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    This week, my “baby” officially started preschool. Since we’re a Montessori family, Zara had the benefit of a long transition period as she moved from the toddler to the preschool class over the summer.  She’s been spending parts of days and whole days in the preschool class since early June, but September 1st marked the…

  • First Day of First Grade

    First Day of First Grade

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    This morning my biggest girl started 1st grade.  She moved from the primary classroom to an elementary classroom at her Montessori school, which means she will be learning alongside not just other first graders, but also second, third, and fourth graders.  After a final summer in a preschool program, Nora was more than ready to be…