Ways to Stay Sane in the Winter with Kids

Let's get real. Living above the Mason Dixon line during the winter can force us inside for much of the time between November and April. For those living in especially snowy cities (think Grand Rapids, MI; Fargo, ND; and Anchorage, AL), the winter can leave us buried in record-breaking snowfalls and low temperatures that make it impossible to stay outside for long. For parents, winter can mean fun activities like sledding and teaching your kids to ski, but it mostly means staying cooped up in our living and play rooms racking our brains for an activity that will distract the kids for more than two minutes. For your own sanity (and your kids'), here are some fun options to engage with your children when the snow falls, the temperature drops, and you can no longer enjoy long, leisurely walks to the park. Let's get started.