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Dressing Kids for the Slopes

Hitting the slopes each winter is an outdoor activity many families take part in. If you live near the mountains, your closets are most likely stocked with stacks of winter gear. But, if you’re planning to vacation with your family this winter at a mountain resort with little ones for the first time, you may want to take notes. Trust us when we say kiddos may not want to try skiing again after their first lesson if they were shivering the entire time. Why wool? Wool garments will be some of the best pieces you can pack for your children to wear on the slopes. Wool is a naturally heat regulating fabric, meaning your kids can wear the merino garments...

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Save your BOO! for Halloween

Hiccups are a funny thing, and not just because of the cute little sound your kids make when they have them. We know babies and kids get them because they drank or ate too quickly, or because they gulped too much air in excitement, but one of my favor favorite pieces of Scandinavian lore to share with people in the US is that when babies and kids are cold they get the hiccups. Very few people know about this secret, but this folk knowledge has been verified by scientific researchers at the Mayo Clinic and other medical institutions. We have nerves that run from our neck to our chests and when those nerves are irritated for whatever reason they make...

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