Embrace the Elements


Wind chill readings have long replaced UV ratings, your ice scraper is in daily use and “after-school” activities might as well be renamed “fun after dark”. Winter’s here.
Luckily, we’re a nation of explorers and a nation of hot chocolate drinkers too. We know this because you savvy moms shared with us so many great ideas for winter family activities. (You can imagine our delight with so many responses!)

So get savvy this winter with your family. Here are some of the tips and tricks we learned about from our readers.

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Cathy Pitcher, of Kanata, says if you’ve got snow, you might as well use it. She adds a few drops of food colouring to a water-filled spray bottle and sets the kids loose on the lawn. It’ll be easy to spot the savvy houses this Christmas—they’ll be the ones with red and green snowbanks.


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