By: Sandy Churchill Winter has been pretty kind in its overall restraint in our neck of New England this year, tossing a few random snow squalls here and there, with only a few days below freezing. This week feels like an early Mothers’ Day present—a handful of 50-60 degree sun-streaming days in February, no less! … More Gift of Spring
By: Martianne Stanger What a wacky winter we are having so far! Snow one day and spring-like weather the next. But after last winter, I’ll take this any day! The mild, but sometimes seasonal, weather we’ve been having offers so many invitations to do what I love most with family: Get outside! Perhaps snapshots of our … More Wacky Winter Adventures
By: Martianne Stanger As I write this, the first day of spring is about to arrive with…. snow! Yes, snow! More snow. And, for many, groans. But, not for me. Here, we’ve just been struck with the belly bug and as it makes its way out of our home, I am actually happy that we’ll be … More Snow? More Snow?!? 6 Reasons to Savor More Snow in the Forecast
By: Jessica Aldred As New England grunts and bears all that winter has to offer, I find that there are two types of mothers: those who legitimately enjoy the snow and extra time at home spent with their children, and those who dread those unplanned snow days and pray they don’t see their city or town’s name scrolling … More Let it Snow!
By: Martianne Stanger Brrr. Am I the only one that feels like it’s been really chilly outside lately? Chilly, yet refreshing. In fact, with layers of clothing and a thermos full of hot cider or chocolate in hand, the great outdoors at this time of year can be quite inviting! Trust me on this. My family … More We Challenge You to Step Outside this Season!
By: Alison Puzia, Guest Contributor After the holidays, cold weather no longer seems cheery and festive. Instead, it becomes a nuisance that prevents kids from playing outside. Is your family getting cabin fever from staying inside to avoid the cold? Don’t worry, we have the solution! Check out these fun winter activities that the whole … More Winter Fun
By: Martianne Stanger Snow has fallen. The ground is covered. My children delight. So, task lists and school lessons pause, and out we all go to our neighbor’s yard to soar down a hill under a bright, crisp winter sky. By the time we all tumbled back into our front door – cheeks flushed … More 6 Lessons I Learned While Sledding with My Children
By: Mary Morris We have had a lot of snow this winter. Even by New England standards. And hopefully, we have had our last storm in March. The blizzards of 2013 did not frighten me nor stress me out. Of all the things I worry about (and trust me, there are plenty), weather is never … More It’s A Winter Wonderland!!
By: Sandra L. Churchill Blinded by glistening snow-glare that is streaming through my front windows, I am confronted by mixed emotions—chilled by another 20-degree day with winds kicking up frozen swirls of newly-fallen snow, but grateful for the warmth of the winter-bright sun. As New-Englanders, we are blessed with four robust and lively seasons—yet sometimes … More Cherishing the Seasons—All Good Gifts
By: Kris Berry It’s late December in New England and that can only mean one thing – it’s getting cold around here! We’ve been lucky so far to have a mild fall and early winter (although I’m sure skiers would beg to differ with me), but we all know it is coming. While I’d love … More Baby It’s Cold Outside!