Outdoor Education

20 Ideas for Winter Fun

Snow on the forecast? I say, “Bring it on!” Dropping temperatures and snow-laden landscapes offer new opportunities to create special family memories. But in the weeks following the solstice, daylight hours are in short supply as is time for  outdoor play.  To counter the temptation to hibernate, I’m compiling a list of ideas for winter…

The Secret of Joyful Winter Holidays
Lifelong Learning

The Secret of Joyful Winter Holidays

Close your eyes and visualize how you want to spend the winter holidays. Do you see a magical tableaux out of a Norman Rockwell painting, or a mad scene of frenzied efforts to complete a list of self-imposed tasks? This year, consider taking a break from the craziness to enjoy family activities that truly capture…

Family-Friendly Hotels

Mirror Lake Inn, a Gracious Family Resort in Lake Placid

100,000 twinkling white lights covered the hilltop property, turning the frozen exterior into a magical winter wonderland. Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid, New York was just as I remembered – gracious, gorgeous, and serene. When last I visited the award-winning resort and spa, spring flowers graced Adirondack gardens as my husband and I celebrated our…