Out of our family's journey has come a new journey, one in which we are challenge all our learners to push their challenge zone and live life outside. Being kids, building forts, playing games, scraping knees, simply learning to 'be' in nature. But the question remains, is there REALLY no such thing as bad weather?
“There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather…”
A phrase most of us have heard at one time or another…sometimes easier said than done but a lesson we’ve learned in our home is all too true. “There’s no such thing as bad weather…only bad clothing.” An old tide and true saying- an even better book. One that changed the way our lives look here in the Harsin household. I also credit the book “Balanced and Barefoot” as the initial catalyst for my desire to make outdoor, free play an absolute priority in our children’s lives.
I could talk for hours about my inspiration, about the books and the blogs and the podcasts and ALL THE RESEARCH that says, “we go to nature to become our best selves”. But that’s a completely different conversation.
The goal here is to simply share a few tricks and tips that have served us well over the last two years as our family has continue to embody this concept. We’re by no means experts on this subject but hopefully, you find something here that you can add to your toolbox to make cold-weather, outdoor time a bit more enjoyable!
Some of our Favorites
My final resource is the link to a podcast hosted by the founder of 1000 Hours Outside with guest speaker, Linda Akesone McGurk the Author of “There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather”...two, true experts on the topic. Enjoy!
In closing I’m sharing a few pictures of our Sparks heroes because they (and their parents) have truly embodied the challenge this year as they have spent every Wednesday, all day, outdoors. They’ve shifted and acclimated with the changing weather and continue to blow us away every week with their grit and amazing attitudes. They play HARD and oftentimes we hear them talk of being too warm, even on a cold winter day! They should serve as a great inspiration to us all! ❄️