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How To: Keep Kids Active in the Winter

Keeping Kids Active During Winter

My Dad Friend from work sent me the first link to Back Country Skiing and in doing so, I discovered this great blog by a Harvard Mom who now writes this blog for the Appalachian Mountain Club for kids while pursuing her love of rock climbing and back country skiing. Winter is starting to drag on here at our house, so this is my pep talk to myself to embrace winter by trying something new. Our older kids tried snowboarding for the first time and we got our youngest on a snow tube (he loved it!), skis (he liked it!), and ice skates (he hates it!). Read more…

How To: Keep Kids Active During Winter

Keeping Kids Active During Winter

Our nutrition plan is supposed to include an hour of physical activity a day, and we’ve been really bad about it this winter.  As native Californians, we have an aversion to the bracing cold and that has not helped us embrace winter by way of winter sports.  We do try, our girls have had 2 seasons of exposure to both ice skating and skiing.  We tried snow tubing for the first time this past vacation and we finally figured out the good local sledding hills.  But somehow the winter has crept by and the pounds have crept on.  So…with a asking around and digging around, here is a list of winter activities that are local to me but maybe there is the equivalent in your snowy part of the world. Read more…