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The Doubtful Dad: Sportsmanship Blog

If you're one of those parents who insists on yelling at the officials during your kid’s sporting event, let me start by saying, you’re right. OK? The kid probably did travel. That was a total strike. It was definitely icing. Obvious pass interference. But that doesn’t make up for all the ways we’re wrong.

winter sports blog

As a mother of three active kids, I know bumps and bruises are bound to happen – my kids love to try new things and push their limits – but there are ways to prevent the more serious injuries that don’t have to happen.

In 2013, more than 47,000 children were treated in emergency departments for injuries related to sledding, ice skating and snowboarding, and the vast majority of these injuries were preventable. 

Winter is Coming: A Cold-Weather Safety Checklist

The holiday season means crackling fires, cups of hot cocoa, winter sports, and more time spent with your loved ones. While the weather outside has already turned frightful in some parts of the country, here are a few tips to make sure your family is ready for a safe winter.

Rider wearing proper snow mobile safety gear

I love the snow, and even when it falls after the holidays, it still makes me think of one of my favorite holiday songs.

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”

Family in front of fireplace. It is important to proect against fires during the winter.

There’s lots of great ways to enjoy the winter. Sledding, ice skating, and the chance to wear big puffy coats and heavy boots.  Of course, there’s also winter weather to consider and so far, we’ve seen it all: cold, wind, snow, and some sunny days too.