Embrace Winter: Stargazing

 

In my family, instead of fighting winter, we try to embrace it. We get out there and make the most of the season. This year, all winter long I’ll share ideas for short winter field trips to make the snow and cold a little more fun. My hope is we’ll convert a few of you as you read about our winter outings.

Embrace Winter: Stargazing
We used the Mobile Observatory app to navigate the stars.
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Another Dam Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. This year 2/3 of our family is sick. I work all day tomorrow.  I don’t have a card for my husband. I haven’t made any Pinterest-worthy gifts. That’s okay; at our house, Valentine’s Day is less about romantic love than family love. Valentine’s Day won’t be very exciting, but we do have plans to visit De Pere’s Sunset Point this weekend to mark the day.

Another Dam Valentine's Day- Declare your love with a padlock!

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Embrace Winter: Warm Up in the Kitchen

Embrace Winter: Ways to thrive not just survive this winter

In my family, instead of fighting winter, we try to embrace it. We get out there and make the most of the season. This year, all winter long I’ll share ideas for short winter field trips to make the snow and cold a little more fun. My hope is we’ll convert a few of you as you read about our winter outings.

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Embrace Winter: Hit the Beach!

Embrace Winter: Hit the Beach!

In my family, instead of fighting winter, we try to embrace it. We get out there and make the most of the season. This year, all winter long I’ll share ideas for short winter field trips to make the snow and cold a little more fun. My hope is we’ll convert a few of you as you read about our winter outings. 

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Screen Time, Will Power, and Intentional Boredom

Field trips aren’t always obviously enjoyable. Adventures in parenting fall in this category. I try to keep these adventures in perspective by not taking them too seriously. I shoot for less If I don’t somehow find a way to correct this behavior he’ll end up jobless and alone! and more I’ll give it a shot, but he’s a good kid and he’ll work it out. I’m not always successful, but I try. This month’s not-so-obviously-enjoyable parenting field trip? Screen time. Ugh.

As our son gets older, the siren song of the screen gets stronger. Whether we’re talking tablet, television, computer, or video game, its pull is nearly impossible for him to resist. Left moderately unsupervised he will sit in front of a screen of one type or another for 9 hours and 18 minutes. We know this because a few weeks ago that’s exactly what happened. We won’t go into why he was moderately unsupervised. Let’s just spin it and call it an “experiment”.

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