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Melissa Moore

I'm an outspoken 40 something single mom living in Denver who also hosts a local radio show every day on Denver's #1 radio station.  Radio is in my blood- I grew up in the business and hosted shows in Minneapolis, Nashville (syndicated), Orlando and Muncie, IN. The only thing I've done longer than radio is write.  Writing gives me freedom and allows me to connect to our crazy life.  My daughter is my heart and my love.  She is funny, smart, kind and on the autism spectrum.  She has taught me what is important and real about life. Personally, I'm navigating the very scary dating world at this stage of my life and I have no idea what I'm doing.  Like so many of us- I've survived a lot in my life.  I often draw on my experiences of abuse, addiction, divorce, cancer and not just surviving but thriving and growing. Outside of my family and friends I have mad love for coffee, HGTV, cooking, my English Bulldog Cisco and all things Colorado . I believe love is love, God is bigger than we allow Him to be and that he's got a wicked sense of humor.  I believe in love.  Love always wins. xxoo

 
 
 
 
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Single Mom Camping Update

One of the questions I have been asked since getting back from my camping trip is, would I do it again? Let me reset the stage for you; it was jut my 12 year old daughter, my pretty princess English bulldog and myself for 3 nights in a popup camper at 9K feet at Mueller State Park outside of Colorado Springs. I had never towed anything before and hadn’t camped in years let alone as a single parent. I was excited, intimidated and a little anxious about how it would all come together. The upside, I did feel like I was as prepared as I was going to be. I had numerous lists on my phone, in my planner and on sticky notes throughout the house. I had my tires checked, oil changed and a tow put on my car. I had also googled anything and everything I could about camping and about the area. The geek in me was ready.

For me, being prepared takes away a good chunk of my anxiety. If I’m prepared and have done my homework I always feel more confident and usually have a better chance of success. I tackled camping the same way. I also tossed out most of my expectations and concentrated on having an experience with my daughter. That for me was a HUGE shift and really set the tone for the trip. No expectations but an experience meant that when the ‘ball-hitch’ wouldn’t disengage from my car for two hours, I didn’t have a meltdown. I was frustrated, tired and extremely hungry but got to show my daughter that you keep working a problem and you don’t give up. I honestly think that lesson was as much for me as it was an opportunity to show her.

Camping gave my daughter and me a lot of great experiences together. It was a lot of hard work and not a typical ‘vacation’, but I am so glad that we did it. The set up and break down of our site, making fires and cooking 3 meals a day over a fire took some serious time. Going to the bathroom with a lantern at midnight in black bear country pushed my comfort level. What I loved was seeing the shift in my daughter. Not just the unplugging from technology shift, but her willingness and volunteering to help me. Sometimes I had to ask for her help, but more often than not she would offer to help. I also saw her conquer some of her own fears of the outdoors and do more things independently. We went to a Wolf and Wildlife Sanctuary, Cave of the Winds and even went fishing for a little bit. We made s’mores, worked on making dream catchers, played cards, journaled and were also able to just sit and just enjoy the incredible views. For me, a glass(or two) of Kim Crawford at the end of the day while looking out over the mountain range was beyond spectacular and so good for the soul.

Would I do it again? I can’t say that I would go camping with just the two of us again. I am thankful for the experience and memories, but if we were going to go again we’d both rather try it again with friends. That being said, I wouldn’t have changed a thing with our camping trip. Even my pretty princess dog enjoyed the trip. Probably didn’t hurt that he had bacon both mornings.

xoxo Melissa


Cisco - Mueller State Park - CO

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