Sprout Fox Cities – January 2018

Sprout Fox Cities Family Magazine

Letter from the Editor, Sprout Fox Cities

I read an article on fastcompany.com a couple years ago that shared the Norwegian secret to enjoying a long winter that has left an impression. I still use to reset my mindset. As I write this we haven’t left the house in 3 days because the kids have wretched coughs and winter colds. Our youngest started 4K this year and it’s taken a toll on her tiny immune system. We have also had almost 2 weeks of blistery, below average chilly days. It’s so easy to get sucked into the cranky winter blues.

Norway has figured out these winter blues; they view winter as something to enjoy not endure. What a simple, yet profound thought. When I get negative or complain about winter I try to remember why we love living in Northeast Wisconsin, even on these cold days.  It is my hope that govalleykids.com has also helped you remember, or learn, how much you do enjoy living here and enjoy the beauty of this season.

Send your stories and ideas to amanda@govalleykids.com

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Amanda Chavez
As the owner and publisher of Go Valley Kids I am passionate about connecting families with resources and businesses in our community. Born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, Amanda Chavez has a love for her community. As a busy mom of 2 little girls, she and her husband are always on the lookout for fun things to do and share with others. Go Valley Kids combines all of her passions –motherhood, design and community. Some of her other interests also peak through on GVK including baking, photography and sewing!


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