Warm and Safe on a Tumbling Mat

It’s the kind of weather that makes things stick together that, well, shouldn’t stick together, so how are tumbling mats any kind of solution? When the kids go outside to play in these Arctic temperatures and are right back inside with icicles for eyelashes, it’s time to haul out the tumbling mat. Giving your kids a safe, comfortable, even inviting place to play indoors might not win you any national awards, but it will give you a little comfort knowing your kids are still playing actively even if they can’t be outside. Continue reading Warm and Safe on a Tumbling Mat

Challenge Accepted

As I was getting out of the car in a crowded parking lot the other day, I watched a little girl, oblivious to her mother’s calls to get into the car, balance precariously as she traversed the parking curb, just like an elite gymnast on a balance beam. I nodded in her direction and told my daughter, “Life is a balance beam.” Continue reading Challenge Accepted