All About Water

playing in water some more

Playing in water after a rainstorm.

My kids LOVE water. Playing with water – watching it in a stream, feeling it on our street after a storm, playing at the kitchen sink, filling containers with water and using syringes to transfer the water from one container to another – will occupy them for hours. They take for granted that, whenever they want water, they turn on the tap!

Our town does not, unfortunately, supply fresh mountain spring water like the city of Vienna, Austria. How I miss that amazing water!!! So we make do by filtering our tap water using the Whirlpool filter I reviewed here. The kids bring water to school in Contigo Kids Trekker Cups, and we always drink filtered water at home. The filtered water doesn’t compare to Vienna’s, but it is definitely much-improved! The one area where I’m on the fence, is filtering water for cooking. For soup and oatmeal, I filter it. For pasta, where the water mostly gets poured off, I don’t.

Do you filter your pasta water?

Do your kids love playing in water? Here are a few favorite water activities from our house:

One not-so-fun water activity? Learning about ice dams! Luckily we have been snow-free since Snowtober this year, so no worries there – yet, at least!

“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Whirlpool and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”


  1. says

    My kids love playing with water too! I like your syringe idea. I know my kids would love that. We have a filter, but it hasn’t been replaced in a long time. I think I need to check on that.

  2. says

    I don’t filter my water for cooking!
    I probably should…infact, I’m not very good at filtering my water on a regular basis!
    I need to do better…I’m going to check out your filter system!

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