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Me time: Moms with cool hobbies

Tiernan McKay is a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as Alive!, Occupational Health and Safety, Restaurants and Institutions, Tampa Bay and Arizona Woman. Right now, she is either ridi...

Go big or go home

Every mom needs a little “me time” but these moms take their hobbies to the extreme. You may be surprised -- and perhaps inspired -- by some of the unique, super cool hobbies that these moms enjoy.

Roller derby

Carmen Kilday, is a mom who is known as Inga Lorious on the Denver Roller Dolls rink.

"My roller derby habit is uber important! It is the outlet I use to escape the nightly laundry/dinner routine and occasionally to escape my three kids! I could get lost in all my kids' endeavors, but roller is something I have for me. I have always had an athletic activity that has kept me fit, like tennis or running, but roller derby is more. Derby is an obsession. At one point, I was on two travel teams and a home team. Balancing that with being a mom and a wife wasn't easy. My family sacrificed many meals with me (skate practice is almost always in the evenings and on weekends), and my husband is definitely a derby widower. However, we are very intentional about family time and everyone has to pitch in with chores."

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