winterslippers

Five Signs Your Kids are Done with Winter

January has been relentless. It has been cold, it has been snowy. Colder, and snowier than any winter in recent history. It’s a white-washed kind of Groundhog Day. What’s funny is that it’s not just me unsettled by the this weather. My born & raised Chicago husband came in the other day from shoveling for…

backyard vortex

Are We in an Ice Age?

This is a logical question when you’re five and you see that giant Polar Vortex graphic take over your television screen. (Alternate Title: Will Winter Break Ever End?)¬†We’ve been inside since Sunday afternoon, after a few rounds of playing in the magnificent snowfall. Since then, we’ve been biding our time with electronics, board games, new…