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Well the mad rush is over, and a sense of calm has started to return to your household, and now you're left with the last bit of leftovers and thoughts of the new year.

For many parents, January is not only a time of resolutions, it's also a time where we find ourselves actually realizing it's winter and that it's a good time to start thinking of winter activities to do with the kids.

For those out there who like to deny that winter is here, I always find that indoor activities like swimming is a great way to go. There are a lot of great recreation centres across the region with waterslides for the kids and saunas and whirlpools for the parents.

If you're a winter activity lover, you can't beat ice skating. Even if you're not that great of a skater, it's a fun way to spend a Saturday or Sunday with the kids. Think your kids are too young? You'd be surprised how early the little ones take to the ice - just be sure to put a helmet on them before you go.

I would talk a bit about skiing and snowboarding, but the lack of snow has made this winter less than a good option and I don't want to upset our skiing and snowboarding friends anymore than I have to.

If you have some great ideas for winter activities or events around Durham, send us a note and we'll be sure to post them. January is a little bit of a slow month for activities, but we've updated our Durham Region event calendar with some local events and will continue to keep everyone posted as we find out more.