Eileen's kids, who now are 25, 23 and 18 started skiing before they were three and have skied all over the country and beyond (Argentina, Austria). Some of their most memorable family times have been on ski trips.  Her son Matt, who doesn't understand his sisters' penchant for hiking to extreme terrain, also can ski anything. Eileen thinks skiing has taught them all a lot--to challenge themselves, to appreciate the environment, even to amuse themselves when the weather is uncooperative  They’ve weathered everything from ear infections to ski injuries to blizzards on the slopes and lived to tell the tale. There's only one problem: They all outski Eileen --and have since they were eight or nine!

Eileen Ogintz is the creator of www.takingthekids.com which offers columns and tips on traveling with kids. Taking the Kids is a major and growing presence online, appearing on online news outlets such as www.msnbc.com, CNN.com, Smartertravel.com, and Frommers.com. Taking the Kids also appears in newspapers around the country including the New York Daily News, Newsday, Miami Herald, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Dallas Morning News, among others.

 

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