Shows like Hoarders have given collecting a bad rap in some people’s minds, conjuring up images of stacks of dusty magazines and small dark rooms filled to the ceiling with junk. In reality, true collecting is nothing like that, because collectors cherish and love their artifacts and, in most cases, want to share that love with others. Collecting is a great way for kids to bond with parents and grandparents as they discover interesting and fun moments in history.
Boating is one of my top favorite hobbies. The sun and surf are always gorgeous, and the time I spend with friends and family on the water is priceless. When my kids grew old enough to join us on the lake, I expected them to inherit a similar passion for watery fun — but to my surprise, one was utterly uninterested while the other was terrified of the loud motor, chopping waves, and distant shoreline. However, with a smart strategy (and ample patience) I was able to turn their frowns upside down. Here are five ways I got my kids to fall in love with boating.
An infographic looking at boating accidents and stats