Winter Survival Guide

Mother Nature is torturing us moms again with freezing temperatures, sleet, snow, and everything else that makes our kids go stir crazy while stuck inside waiting for Spring to come.  But I’ve got some tips for surviving the harsh winter wherever you are…with some special tips and tricks for us Chicagoland mamas, of course!  Hope this Winter Survival Guide gets you to see Spring without going absolutely insane!

First things first…here’s how to SURVIVE A SNOW DAY. And of course, an affordable way to get through Winter Break!


Places to Go

Free Chicago Museum Days Winter 2020

Indoor Play in Chicagoland

Discounted Play in Chicagoland

Places to Burn off Energy in the Suburbs

Gardens in Bloom This Winter

Chicagoland’s Indoor Waterparks

Free Play Spaces

Best Places to Play Over Winter Break

Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show

Ultimate Family Play Dates


Fun Things to Do Outside

Outdoor Winter Activities

Lake Geneva Ice Castles

Free & Spectacular Sled Hills

Ice Skating Rinks

Top Local Ski Resorts


Things to do at Home

Ultimate Book List

STEM Toys to Invest In

How to Host a Game Night

Kindness Rocks

Create a Drive in Movie at Home

Sensory Play Ideas

Unique Ways to Play with Legos

25 Screen Free Indoor Activities

Quiet Time Toys


Trips to Take

Winter Wanderlust for Chicagoan

Great Wolf Lodge Gurnee

Wisconsin Dells

Lake Geneva

The Quad Cities

Tropical Trips Far, Far Away From Chicagoland


The Best Things to Eat

Best Comfort Food in Chicagoland

How to Set Up a Hot Cocoa Bar

Slow Cooked Recipes

Heartwarming Vegetarian Recipes

Easy Prep Recipes

Clean Out the Fridge Soup


Distractions for Moms

Winter Essentials for Chicagoans

Winter Survival Kit for Moms

Why Mommy Needs a Time Out

15 “Mommy & Me” Date Ideas

Reconnecting to Avoid the Winter Blues

Sick Day Survival Kit

How to Plan the Ultimate Moms’ Day Out

Tropical Drink Spots 

How to Have the Ultimate Date Night in Chicagoland