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.  There are activities for each and every family budget and activities that will appeal to kids of all ages. 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 in Chicagoland!


Places to Go

Free Chicago Museum Days Winter 2020

Best Spots Indoor Play in Chicagoland

Discounted Play in Chicagoland

Places to Burn off Energy in the Suburbs

Chicagoland’s Best Indoor Waterparks

Free Play Spaces

Where to Burn Energy Over Winter Break

Ultimate Family Play Dates in Chicagoland

Fun Things to Do Outside

6 Ideas for Outdoor Winter Play

Free & Spectacular Sled Hills in Chicagoland

The Best Ice Skating Rinks in Chicagoland

Top Local Skiing Spots for Chicagoans

Wilmot Mountain: The Ultimate Winter Playground 


Things to Do at Home

Four Easy Indoor Snow Recipes

Ultimate Book List

STEM Toys to Invest In

How to Host a Game Night

Kindness Rocks Craft

How to Create a Drive in Movie at Home

Sensory Play Ideas

Unique Ways to Play with Legos

25 Screen Free Indoor Activities

Quiet Time Toys

How to Write a Mystery Letter


Special Events to Check Out

Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show

Chicago Auto Show

Chicago Travel and Adventure Show

Tips for Taking Kids to a Blackhawks Game

Tips for Visiting the Ice Castles Exhibit

Trips to Take

Grand Cayman Family Travel Guide

Reasons to Visit Milwaukee

Spend the Day at Great Wolf Lodge Gurnee

Wisconsin Dells Bucket List

Relax and Rejuvenate at the Edgewater Madison

Tips for Staying at the Grand Geneva

Reasons to Visit 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

Easy and Delicious Slow Cooked Recipes

Heartwarming Vegetarian Recipes

Easy Prep Recipes

The Best Sheet Pan Meals

Clean Out the Fridge Soup


Distractions for Moms

Winter Essentials for Chicagoans

Winter Survival Kit for Moms

15 “Mommy & Me” Date Ideas

How to Spice Up a Date Night IN

Reconnecting to Avoid the Winter Blues

Sick Day Survival Kit

How to Plan the Ultimate Moms’ Day Out

The Best Tropical Drink Spots 

How to Have the Ultimate Date Night in Chicagoland