Winter in April – Appreciating the Sweet Fleeting Moments

We awoke to a winter wonderland, not unusual in the Midwest; but a little more unusual considering it's April. My initial reaction was annoyance.  It's supposed to be Spring after all. Nonetheless, the kids and I packed up our snow gear and went out for our Forest playdate.  They had a remarkable time; playing with …

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Gear Review: Kamik Kids Boots

Kamik is a brand based in Canada.  They've been around for over a 100 years and they know something about cold and wet. I've owned a pair of their Kamik Women's Jennifer Rain Boots and they have been great.  When I had to get new rain boots for the kids, I knew the quality would …

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Gear Review: Kids Winter Boots

We were struggling to find appropriate footwear for winter. Our Wisconsin winters are typically at or near freezing, with lots of snow and ice.  I wanted to find boots that would keep their feet toasty while also providing protection against the elements. I've reviewed two of the most popular brands; Stonz & BOG Boots These …

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Dressing Kids for Cold Weather

When it comes to cold weather; the best option is layers. Base Layer Thermal Long Underwear - Wool or silk is the best option although technical fabrics will do.  Cotton is NOT a good base layer.  You want a fabric that wicks away the sweat.  Once cotton gets wet, usually from running around and sweating, …

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#365Outside

I recently stumbled upon a blog The 365Outside Challenge.  It looks like it's no longer active but if you haven't checked it out, you should.  There are tons of resources and ideas for getting your family outside. The premise is to try to get outside for at least 20minutes everyday; no matter the weather.  It's …

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Ella’s Wool Base Layer Review

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  All opinions are my own. So let's talk wool base layer. We got our Ella's Wool Ultrasoft Base Layer earlier this week and gave them a test …

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