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(Madison, WI): Even before the pandemic, my family loved doing staycations in the winter. A staycation is a fun way to feel like you are on 'vacation' without leaving your own city. The hotels we are sharing below all have...
This winter has been different -- with largely relying on outdoor activities to stay busy (and  the absence of sporting events, playdates, and large gatherings or events to keep us occupied during these cold months!). Cabin fever is real...
(Madison, WI): Last week, my family (and two other families) had plans for an outdoor adventure - but with the windchill at 20 degrees below zero, we needed a backup plan. We were racking our brains trying to think...
This winter we are looking for ALL THE WAYS to be outside. We are seeking ways to stay active and to avoid cabin fever! You can see all of our winter content here. So bundle up and venture outside....
(Middleton, WI): Downtown Middleton has created an interactive story walk - which will run through January 18th. Participants can enjoy a walk around downtown Middleton and the story walk features a classic wintertime story, ‘A Snowy Day’ by Ezra...
  Parents have a hard time getting out a lot of days, but once it becomes routine, it becomes easier. I love getting outside every day because it’s a free and cheap activity for my family. Find friends who love...
(Cross Plains, WI): Nineteen09, a wine bar + gift shop + event venue, located in the heart of Cross Plains has a brand new offering this fall and winter and we can't wait to try it out! They have...
Life in Madison, WI is pretty amazing! Not only are the people wonderful, we value community and there is never a shortage of things to do. Most of us tend to live for the summers (and fall & spring...),...
How to Survive Snowmageddon With Your Kids: A Mom’s Guide to Having Fun and Staying Sane If you are trapped inside with your kids because of a blizzard, an ice storm, or dangerously cold temperatures, you can feel a little...

Learning to Love Winter

For as a long as I can remember, I’ve been a committed Winter-Hater. I’ve complained and cursed my way through year after year of bitter cold temps, relentless grey skies, and unforgiving snowfalls. I’ve probably gone WEEKS without breathing fresh...
Welcome to Wisconsin winter! As parents we are used to an occasional snow day throughout the winter season. A nice break from it all for some. This past and current week might be putting a little strain on us...

Surviving the Winter Blues

February. It is the birthday celebration month for my mom and my husband. It’s the shortest month of the year. And it is the hardest month for me to endure. Sometime around the beginning of November I feel a small...

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Go, See, Explore: Dolphin’s Cove in Sun Prairie, WI

“We’re here already?!?”, they asked. My thoughts, exactly. That was a really quick drive and now we’re here and ready to play at a...