This winter was a bit of a bust for activities, but the winter that almost wasn’t did give us some memories. And that’s all that matters.
When my daughter disappeared in our woods, I tried not to worry. But the reason surprised even me.
We just wrangled another science fair in our house. These are voluntary affairs at the elementary level in our district and prepping for one is an exhausting family ritual. I’m gratified that our kids usually want to do them, but adding a project to our busy evening agendas can get a bit stressful. In addition, […]
With the snow comes building a snow fort. Alone winner Zach Fowler has a great technique that’s workable for almost any amount of snow.
We’re in the middle of another weird winter in my area of the state. First it’s below zero, then it’s 40 and raining, then it’s an ice storm. We’ve had essentially no snow and the ice has been hit or miss. We can’t figure out what to do with ourselves and, especially, what to wear. […]
Ice skating success still eludes my kids, after years of trying. Perhaps I’ve got my approach all wrong.
Do you know how to make the perfect snow day? Here’s a post I wrote last year about how to kick back, relax, give up control, and enjoy.
I stood at the top of the mountain and looked out over the ocean and islands spread out below me. Snow sparkled in the sun and sank only an inch or so under the weight of my snowshoes, thanks to the perfect amount of crustiness from a day of melt. It was warm enough that […]
The kids and I had a very serious meeting this weekend, took stock of our outdoors activities in recent weeks, and we came to an important conclusion: This winter is kind of a dud so far. Yes, yes, lots of folks have snow, but we don’t. Not a touch of it on Mount Desert Island. […]
It’s a snow day! Here’s your guide for surviving a snow day, using all the tips and tricks I’ve learned through years of hard experience.