But how in the world can we help our kids burn energy when we're all stuck inside during the bitter cold, snowy, slushy, gray and dreary winter months?
Oh yeah, and how do we do it without going insane, begging iCarly to babysit, or breaking the house in half? It might actually be simpler (and cheaper) than you think. With a little creativity (from the part of the brain not still frostbitten from the early '80s) and maybe even a purchase or two, you can turn your house into a fun, de-couch-potatoed place to be on snow days, weekends, and cold-weather lock-downs.
Here are 9 ways to amp up...just enough.