Family Activities

7 Family Fun Activities to Beat Back the Winter Doldrums

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Winter Sings the Blues

Being in the doldrums has been a condition of my life every winter since childhood. Can you relate? Are you experiencing cabin fever?  Are these cold winter nights looming long, with the adults feeling bored and the kids restless?  What to do, what to do!  How about a throw-back evening? Light up the fireplace, pop some corn and check out my 7 old-fashioned ideas re-purposed suggestions for family night.  Did I mention television or computers are not allowed?

1. Get out the Monopoly

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Remember when Parker Bros and Milton Bradley were the “names” in board games?  Many of the old favorites are still around like Monopoly, Life, Yahtzee, Jenga, Clue, Risk, Sorry, Scrabble and Battleship.  Revive those enduring games of Checkers, Chess, Backgammon and Dominos.  Invite some friends and neighbors to join in for an evening of Charades.  You can find all these games and more on ...

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