Get Outside in Winter
Sometimes it is hard to take that first step to bundle up in winter and walk out the door, but once we do, my kids and I inevitably start warming up and peeling off the layers. In fact, we enjoy many of the same games we do when it's warm outside: tag, soccer, or playing catch while we walk the dog. Check out all my tips for winter family fun in the article, Get Your Family Outdoors.
2009 has been a great year for my family, and simply because I made the decision to have an outdoor experience with them every day, whether simply walking to school, visiting a nearby pond, or bundling up to see the winter night sky. As a result, I've literally spent 365 days outside with my family; what an amazing feeling, and reason for me to celebrate this month.
Celebrate your outdoor memories and think of how to bring more of those moments into your every day life. It's a lot easier than we sometimes think. For example, if you have an infant, you may be worried that you can't get outside with them in winter. Check out http://www.rookiemoms.com/take-a-cold-weather-power-walk-with-baby/. I wish I had Heather's advice when I was a new mom!
How do you make the most of winter outside where you live?
About Rebecca P. Cohen
Rebecca P. Cohen believes time outside transforms our lives for the better. PJ's Backyard Adventures is the latest project from Rebecca, author of the book 15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids (Sourcebooks), and creator of Rebecca Plants Curiosity Cards. Rebecca’s work has been featured in countless media outlets, including USA Today, Parenting, Redbook, Working Mother, and Family Circle. In addition, Rebecca has appeared on live morning news shows around the country, and is also host of the video series, Get Out of the House, which shows fun ideas for time outside in every season. For Rebecca's inspiring blog and free downloads, visit BeOutsideAndGrow.com.