5 Easy Seeds to Start Indoors this Month

After a few long Winter months, it finally feels like Spring is on its way, with birds chirping, snow melting and a few not-freezing days. It’s March! March is one of my favorite months of the entire year. There’s just something about the promise of warm...
Make Time to Swim this Winter

Make Time to Swim this Winter

Let’s be honest – swimming in the middle of the icy cold Wisconsin winter doesn’t always sound super appealing. Beyond the obvious lack of options (lakes are frozen a foot deep, outdoor pools are clearly a no-go til May), swimming in the winter brings its own...

7 Adorable Swim-Themed Valentines for Kids

We are only a week away from the sweetest holiday of the year, and that means you’ve got one week left to create adorable little Valentines for a bunch of your child’s classmates. I’m not the craftiest mom, but I do love a good printable Valentine, especially when...
Ice Safety: 7 Tips to Keep you Safe

Ice Safety: 7 Tips to Keep you Safe

As Wisconsinites, we spend much of our year braving the cold temps to get outside for fresh air and exercise. And for a few weeks a year (maybe longer depending on the year!) we can also brave our frozen lakes for a walk on top of the ice. Ice fishing, ice skating,...
How to Prep for Summer Swim Team Now

How to Prep for Summer Swim Team Now

It may be near zero outside and months away from spring, but it’s never too early to start thinking about SUMMER! If you’re anything like me, dreaming of warm, sunny days on a gray January morning helps make the long winter bearable. And, for those of us with kids...
Make your Own Snow “Paint”

Make your Own Snow “Paint”

Last winter, our local park district brought activity bins to neighborhood parks with a bunch of fun snow activities inside. They had brick makers for building snow forts and games you could play in the snow. The most popular item in the bins BY FAR (in our...