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Snow Days

The Perfect Page-Turners To Turn Your Snow Day Into A Staycation

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.27.2015 | Books

Snowstorms unquestionably create a massive hassle for many -- the entire region grinding to a halt can have real ramifications, especially if your...

8 Ways Snow Makes You A Happier Person

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living

There's no doubt that the worst of winter has arrived, bringing sub-zero temperatures and icy winds along with it. The dark, frigid days make it tough...

20 Ways To Pass the Time When School Is Cancelled

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Christy Heitger-Ewing

This winter has been brutal. I'm not talking about the freezing-your-buns-off, slipping-and-sliding-on-the-sidewalks, snow-up-to-your-armpits kind of brutal. I'm referring to enduring repeated school cancellations due to cold air and slippery streets.

A Snow Day Is Coming. Here's How To Get Your Home Ready

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Rosario Kelly | Posted 01.16.2015 | HuffPost Home

Unless you’re lucky enough to live in Hawaii, the past week has probably brought you some mixture of freezing temperatures, strong winds, and even s...

Nothing Beats a Snow Day... Until We Grow Up!

RB Bronson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

I think even the most rabid anti-science, anti-evolution, anti-global-warming American would have to agree that we've been experiencing some pretty dramatic weather. This winter, storms seem to sweep through swaths of the country, dropping feet of snow along with freezing rain and sleet. Nasty stuff.

This District Is No Longer Allowed To Have Any Snow Days

AP | Kyle Potter | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- She's no Grinch about it, but Lynn Grewing is the principal who stole snow days. The early arrival of wintry weather in the...

Death of the Snow Day: How E-learning Is Crushing Your Child's Desperate Prayers for One More Huge Snowfall

Gabriel Shaoolian | Posted 05.24.2014 | Education
Gabriel Shaoolian

Sorry, kids, the virtual classroom is becoming a more frequent reality -- just like online learning is for your adult counterparts. Poking around, I learned of other virtual classroom programs popping up across the country -- from cities like Chicago to suburbs like Taunton, Mass.

How I Broke My Son's Heart

Brent Almond | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Brent Almond

He wasn't angry. He wasn't throwing a fit because he hadn't gotten his way. He was sad. Because of me.

Snowing, With a Chance of Nakedness

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

I think it's pretty safe to say that no matter where in the U.S. you live, this winter's been rough. Snow. Ice. Freezing rain. School delays. School c...

You've Been Doing Snow Days Wrong (Until Now)

Emma C. S. McLaughlin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Teen
Emma C. S. McLaughlin

Once in a while though, there is the confused student who makes the unforgivable mistake of uttering those unspeakable words, "I'm sick of snow days." If that sounds like it could be you, don't worry! You will get through this with my help, and a few easy suggestions.

WATCH: 5th Grader Has Hilarious Ritual To Summon Snow Day

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.13.2014 | Parents

To all East Coast kids disappointed that they didn't get a snow day Thursday: you're doing it wrong. Take a cue from superstitious New York City f...

Your Attitude Towards Snow Days Will Be Remembered

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

I realize now that my dad being with us during those days meant that he actually wasn't sleeping when he should have been between night shifts. A detail I was not aware of as a child, but which sticks with me now, as a parent myself, thinking about how to entertain the kids.

Our Snow Day Turned Into A Work Of Art

Jessica Rassette | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rassette

I love that about art, and beauty, and nature. There's always a silver lining. Even when it's four degrees outside.

No Snow Days for Working Moms

Kerry Lyons | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

What happened to the smiling, fun-loving Mom that talked of watching movies and snuggling by the fire? Why was she replaced by this snarling, stressed-out Work Mommy? As I looked at their confused, hopeful faces, I realized my so-called snow day was over.

Schools Around The Country Are Running Out Of Snow Days

AP | JOHN SEEWER and KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first snow day of this brutal winter left teacher Christopher Crabtree almost as tickled as it did his three children, but...

Now THIS Is How You Tell Students They Have A Snow Day

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents

As if getting word of a snow day weren't already exciting enough, these school leaders found an amazing way to spice up the news. School principal ...

Recipe For Having A Snow Day At Work

Emma Brodie | Posted 04.05.2014 | Women
Emma Brodie

Are you sad because fluffy white goodness is swirling outside your boss's window and you're sitting in a cubicle? Time to put that unofficial Ph.D in Microsoft Outlook to good use and block yourself off a mini snow-break.

MAP: How Much Snow Does It Take to Cancel School Near You?

Posted 01.31.2014 | Parents

Ever wondered how much snow it would take to close down the schools in your state? Well this helpful map, posted on Thursday by Redditor atrubetsko...

Extra Hours in the Week! Atlanta's Snow Slam 2014

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

My city -- the city of Atlanta -- shut down yesterday. I love it when that happens. I admit that its no picnic for everyone. Getting stuck on the in...

10 Delicious Snow Day Recipes To Make With Kids

Jennifer Segal | Posted 03.24.2014 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

Keep them happy and warm in the kitchen with these simple and delicious recipes.

LISTEN: Serene Snow Songs For A Dreary Day

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

7 Things I Thought I'd Outgrow by 50

Lisa Oppenheimer | Posted 08.27.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Oppenheimer

Apparently, I'm still growing. Thankfully, some of the crucial insights of adulthood have stuck. But despite my completely idealistic youthful beliefs that I would one day feel entirely grown up, there are still a few things I'm waiting to either let go of or outgrow.

Snow Days Force Surrender in the Calm After the Storm

Mary Novaria | Posted 05.06.2013 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

Stuff piles up in life, just like the snow, and it's a pain in the neck to shovel through it all. That's why sometimes, no matter the weather, it's a good idea to declare a snow day, fix a cup of tea and do nothing at all.

Snow Days And The Parent Trap

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

Snow days remind me that I cannot script my life or my day, even in our culture that puts planning on a pedestal. Some days may feel like a parent trap, but I have faith in the people around me.

The Blizzard I Will Never Forget

Tom Cramer | Posted 04.16.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I grew up in the Midwest, born in Chicago, raised on the Southwest Side. We have four seasons. That's true for a lot of people, from a lot of places. Any generation, from any region accustomed to cold and snow in winter, has their own legendary storms.