Rachel Goodman



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Past Owner of Aspen Moms for Moms

While every mother out there recognizes that being a mom is a challenge, a mother should never feel alone or isolated in her journey. My goal is to help connect women in their common pursuit of raising happy and healthy kids while supporting their individual needs as mothers. Chances are that another mother has had similar feelings or needs and may likely be living nearby. Aspen Moms for Moms can help bring together a network of support for the moms of Aspen and Snowmass, which will help benefit our children and community as a whole.

Love brought me to Aspen. I met my husband in the Ajax Gondola lift line on a 0 degree, 18” powder day looking for the singles line. Whether it was the fresh snow or the guy with the big smile, I knew I had found my home in the beautiful mountains of this small idyllic community. Almost five years later, we are now happily married with a two year old little man, Ethan, and one more on the way.

However, as wonderful and beautiful as the Aspen area is, after having my first baby and suddenly transitioning from a travelling corporate executive to a stay at home mom, there were a few culture shocks and some major lifestyle adjustments needed. Each day was filled with activity and busy-ness, but was incredibly isolating at times. Not only was I new to the area, but I was also new to motherhood and thus full of questions and often doubts. When I discovered the Aspen Moms for Moms Community, I understood its use immediately as I instantly found local mothers and resources to help our family and my personal needs.

Our family continues to take advantage of the area we live by enjoying as much of the outdoors as we can squeeze into daily lives. Mountain and road biking, camping, hiking and skiing are our favorite activities. The Aspen and Snowmass Communties also offer many wonderful and intimate family events such as Storytime, Gymnastics and Music classes of which has brought us together with other like-minded families. Whether it is playing in creek beds, hanging out at the beach in the Preserve, or just gazing up at the mountains, we try to make the environment a part of our daily family life. These big and little experiences serve as reminders to slow down and be thankful for this amazing Aspen area in which we are raising our children.

“The illusions of childhood are necessary experiences: a child should not be denied a balloon because an adult knows that sooner or later it will burst.” Marcelene Cox

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others is immortal.” Albert Pike

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” Milton Berle

 

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