So if you live in the midwest or watched the news at all today you know what we did today. For almost four hours throughout the day we dug out our house, driveway, sidewalk and deck. My back is sore!
February is a hard month for me because it is still bitterly cold up here but I am SO done with winter. I find that I start to get into a homebound kind of slump. I don't want to leave, I don't want to do anything and I just don't want to face the cold anymore. SO this month I am challenging us all to get out of the house.
Last month we did pretty good at getting outside to play in the snow. I am not up for that anymore! Ha, just kidding. But this month I want to focus on the cool places that we can go in winter. What kind of field trips do you do in winter? The zoo? Museums? Nature centers? What does a quarry look like in winter (can you even go?)? Been to a rock shop lately? Ideas people! I need lots of ideas that are awesome so that I can get motivated to find new field trips to force us out of the house.
So please share where you go with your kids to learn, have fun and be out of the house in winter. Are they nature or green related? Of course those are the ones I am most interested in, but feel free to share ANY ideas with me.
As always to participate in a monthly challenge (and get LOTS of link love throughout the month) all you have to do is share your idea in a comment, email me, use the hashtag #fieldtrip on twitter or post ideas to the facebook page! Lots of ways to participate. And if you feel like blogging about the challenge and the way you participated in it that will mean even more link love!
Okay, that is it for today. I am spent!
The Nitty Gritty!
I am using the nitty tonight to ask you all for some parenting advice. I normally keep this kind of thing for my personal blog but I need all the help I can get so I am looking for advice from all of you too.
I have a biter. Avery is starting to bite, a lot. What do I do? She is a year old. How do I discipline her, teach her or discourage her from biting her sister? Anyone ever had a biter before? How did you get them to stop? Would love any help you can offer.