Archives for January 2012

Simple as That: The Sights, Sounds, Smells, and Tastes of Winter

The following post is by editor Kara Fleck

Last month marked the official start of winter here on my side of the world. The temperatures may feel unseasonably Spring-like, but the calendar says we’ve got lots of Winter left to enjoy yet.

This year, we’re experiencing the changes of the seasons through the eyes of a new baby as our daughter Mia takes her first trip around the sun.  This is her first Winter and, while she may not grow up to remember it, I know that I will.  Each changes of season leaves on impression on our older children, too.

As we strive to live a simple life, my husband and I try to be mindful of slowing down and being aware of what is going on around us – indoors and outdoors.  I want my family  to experience this time of year, not just as dates on the calendar, but as an opportunity to use all of our senses to really savor the season.

I thought it would be fun to share some of the different ways we can experience the sights, sounds, smells, textures, and tastes of Winter with our kids.

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