Before Christmas, Michele contacted me and asked if I would be a monthly contributor to Frugal Granol in the role of “Family Life Contributer”, starting in January. Frugal Granola is all about “living a simple & sustainable life of passion for God, family, organic food, and bargain shopping”, which is right up my alley. I love talking about this stuff, and so this was a perfect opportunity! I was pretty much floored by the request, but agreed pretty well right away. Today my first article was published, and I am excited to share it with you!
The weather outside has been dreadfully cold* where I live on the prairies. All this past week there has been a severe cold front hovering over the prairies, and it has been approximately minus forty (and worse) for about 5 days straight. Needless to say, we’ve been fairly housebound this week!
Because days like this are plentiful around here, I am always looking for good ways to keep the kids (and me!) from getting cabin fever. Here is a list of some of my favorite ideas. There is a good mix of parental hands-on stuff and kids-on-their-own stuff. I chose items with the toddler/preschooler crowd in mind, but many of these could easily apply to older kids too.
(For next month’s post I’ll be chatting about something midwife/birth-related, since I’m pregnant with number three and under the care of a midwife for the first time. Anything specific you think I should talk about?).
*This post was written over a week ago, and the severe cold is thankfully long gone. Right now we are enjoying a gorgeous chinook and my kids actually played outside for several hours today. Winter’s not done yet though, so I’m just enjoying it while it lasts!
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