Families turn to technology for snow/cold day activities

Posted at 9:59 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 23:16:33-05

CEDARBURG — Families across Southeastern Wisconsin are struggling to find things for their kids to do on the snow and cold says that are adding up.

"We can't go outside, you can't go outside and play sports and have them run around," said mom Jamie King.

Her three kids Avery, Eli, and Everett have had several days off. From last week's snow day to the cold days this week, it's a struggle to find activities.

"I'd like them to go back to school they need to be in school, the way the forecast is looking I'm thinking Thursday," said Dad Chad King.

Some families are turning to technology for help. Mom Lauren O'Brien is the Sales Manager for "MKE Moms Blog," an online community where parents can go to discuss all things, including snow days.

O'Brien said, "everyone is like I'm pretty much imprisoned in my house right now. What can I do with my small children?"

She says the website sees increased traffic during times like this week.

"We definitely communicate and interact with a lot more people," O'Brien said.

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