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

Gabriel Shaoolian | Posted 03.24.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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 02.26.2014 | 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 02.24.2014 | 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.

Great Expectations

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 03.10.2013 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

In the dark of predawn I lay in bed, tucked snugly beneath my downy comforter, sleet pinging against the window panes in soft yet fitful waves. Against all odds associated with parenthood, no one under the age of 8 burst into the room to announce that the sky was falling.

Missing Snow Days

Amy Hansen | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
Amy Hansen

While having the sun grace us with her presence earlier than usual is a welcome addition, it does rob college students of one of the hidden treasures of the higher-education experience: snow days.

Snow, Sleeping In, And Shopping: Why Teens Love Winter

| Posted 12.19.2011 | Home

Snow days and snowboarding and spending time relaxing indoors -- these are a few of our favorite things! It may be tempting to start counting down the...

High Schooler Creates Super Accurate Tool To Predict Snow Days

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Forget Punxsutawney Phil as a winter-weather harbinger. David Sukhin, a high school junior in Watchung, N.J., has created an online Snow Day Calculato...

Snow Day Rehab

Colleen Mullaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Colleen Mullaney

If there are any more snow days, I'm going to have to go to rehab with Charlie Sheen. To be prepared for the imminent "winter storm," I've stocked up on a few libation necessities.

Chicago Public Schools Snow Days: First Closures In 12 Years

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools fourth-grader Ryan Eaddy, bundled in bright pink snow gear and headed for a sledding hill, had just one word We...