Outdoor Winter Fun Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Make Your Decorations

    Make Your Decorations

    Unless you have a container of old store bought decorations sitting up in your attic this year consider forgoing store bought decorations and make your own. Most decorations that have been produced recently are made in China from cheap and often toxic materials that contain things like phalates that off gas and on top of […]

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  • Slips, Trips and Crashes: Handling your Children's Falls

    Slips, Trips and Crashes: Handling your Children’s Falls

    When your little one falls from his bed, crashes his bike or simply runs into the wall during a game of chase, you experience his pain as well as that heart-racing panic feeling that you try to suppress. You rush to pick him up and hold him close as you wait for the first shriek […]

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  • Falling Down: Older Children

    Falling Down: Older Children

    For the population as a whole, falls are the most common cause of unintentional injuries requiring medical care, the leading cause of hospital admissions for trauma, and the second leading cause (after motor vehicle collisions) of unintentional-injury-related deaths.

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  • Sunshine: Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right

    Sunshine: Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right

    Sun exposure during childhood, especially between 6 and 15 years of age appears to protect people from later developing multiple sclerosis, according to a study in the August 9, 2003 British Medical Journal. MS affects more than 1 million people; it is a disease where the body attacks the insulation around nerve cells. This causes […]

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  • Snow Sledding Safety

    Snow Sledding Safety

    I well remember speeding down a hill near my childhood home on my trusty sled. Two suggestions can make this thrill a safer one for kids.

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