Keeping Kids Active Through the Seasons

With three young kids, it is no surprise that I am a mom on the go. Our family stays active with a variety of activities, but none more so than our “backyard fun.” My husband and I were both raised in small town Iowa, which means our fun came in the form of backyard shenanigans with friends, family baseball games, and local sports teams. Now as Minnesotans, we have tried to incorporate our small town roots with our current suburban lifestyle. We have learned to embrace each changing season, and create activities that celebrate the joys of all types of weather.

From -20 degree windchill to 100 degree heat, you’ll find us outside. We host pool parties in the summer, a backyard ice rink in the winter, and themed parties to encourage our family and friends to join in on our fun.

Summer Fun

Winter Fun

Theme Party Fun – Our First Olympic Party

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4 Responses

  1. michelle says:

    I love seeing kids and families staying active and having fun! That’s one of the biggest things I miss about being a kid is having fun and being active.

  2. Carrie Willard says:

    Movement is so, so important! I sometimes have to shove my middle kids out the door in the winter, as they don’t naturally enjoy cold weather (the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree there!). My oldest and two youngest love to be outside in all weather, fortunately. Even inside, I try to encourage them to do some floor stretches with me or lift weights. This generation has so much sedentary because of screens everywhere that we didn’t have in our childhoods. I feel as if I’m constantly setting limits with those. :-/

    • April says:

      Oh SCREENS!!!! I have such a love/hate relationship with them. There are valuable apps/ educational options/ good shows, but I feel like if I give my kids 15 minutes, they ask for more and more (and more and more). Good luck to you, mama!

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