Join me in discovering my community. Explore stunning Brockville, Ontario and the many family friendly activities it has to offer. We will be attending as many local events, restaurants and public parks as possible.We truly believe that supporting your local town and being active with your family is the key to a happy and balanced life. Enjoy.
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Can we all agree to be done with winter?
sure what life is like in your home the past week, but here – it has been nuts!
With the frigid temperatures and layers of ice, I’ve been cautious about not
taking the kids outside for very long. As a result, I have energetic children
and not a lot of options to help burn off that cabin fever.
In the past
we have travelled to Kingston or Ottawa to the
big indoor gyms and playlands but when the roads are closed due to lack of
visibility, we try not to venture out. I have taken them to that golden arch
place, the museum and of course the library (yes, I’ve taken three very loud
children to the quietest place on earth, in order to tire them out) but I am
slowly running out of options and new ideas. The Aquatarium is going to blow
my mind I’m sure, but it is currently still under construction, so I will have
to make due until the grand opening.
I turn to
my Pinterest boards and other social media platforms to see
what the cool and fun moms are doing and I continually run into the same
comments: “There is nothing to do here”. This is not just in my own community,
but across the country and even beyond our borders. Wherever people are chiming
in from, they are feeling the creative crunch with the harsh weather and new
interesting ways to entertain their children. My solution? I’d really like for
us all to agree to just be done with winter. Now if only Mother Nature would
are the hours spent at local parks, walking and biking the trails and
frequenting the splash pad. I miss the nights when the kids are asleep and I
can sit out back and enjoy a glass of wine under the stars. Ok, it’s usually a
beer but wine just sounded nicer.
I want to
know, what do you do to keep the kids happy? I remain committed to supporting
our community and will continue
to do so wherever possible, but this mom needs some new ideas for the cold
Canadian days we're facing. I can’t wait to hear from you all!