Category Archives: Weather

Indoor snow play, or playing with “comets”

We just played with snow in my house. We woke up this morning to find our ground covered with a slushy first snow of the season. Although I resented the snow coming before Halloween, I brought some in the house … Continue reading

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Happy Groundhog Day!

While kids may enjoy Groundhog Day because of the legendary cute, furry critter, you can also point out that this day is an astronomical holiday. It is roughly the midpoint between the December Solstice and the March Equinox.

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Thunderstorm Appreciation

           I was just woken up by a hailstorm. Fortunately, my munchkins slept through it, but other parents might not be so lucky. Some kids get afraid of storms. Maybe mine will be, someday. When I was a kid, my … Continue reading

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