There is no better way to spend a winter’s day than swooshing down a sledding hill with your family. While sledding may be a fun rite of winter, it sends thousands of children and teens to emergency rooms every year. Injuries range from the serious, like head injuries, to the less serious, like cuts, bumps, and bruises. Check out the following tips to make your family’s next sledding adventure as safe as it is fun.
At least once a week I hear a parent comment on how their children never took to ice skating, didn’t find it fun, or showed no interest in learning how to skate. Meanwhile... I love ice skating and think it’s a great family sport! While there are plenty of other winter sports to choose from, ice skating is affordable (my son will be using the same pair of ice skates for a second winter this year). Ice skating is often free to participate in once you purchase ice skates and helmets for yourself and the kids, and it’s great for developing your children’s gross motor skills and coordination.
This is a weird but wonderful year for Halloween - it falls on a Saturday and a full moon, so in normal times, we would expect this to be the busiest trick-or-treat season we’ve ever seen! It’s not clear whether or not trick-or-treating will be on the schedule this year and some of our usual festivities have had to be put on hold, but that doesn’t mean Halloween still can’t be extra special. This is the perfect year for a legendary family costume photoshoot!
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