• Guilt-free homebody with your tot:
When the weather is cold, snowy or icy, no one expects you to wander around outside with a toddler. Yes, some fresh air is good for us both, so we take little jaunts here and there to spend time breathing in deep the chilly air. Overall, though, there's a lot of cozy inside time spent being endlessly creative to keep busy, learn and have fun, which keeps us both active, just in a different way. And, lots of cuddling, of course. All the snuggling with the toasty tot is a huge plus!
• Less germs:
This might sound counterintuitive, because it seems that there are actually more germs scattered about in the colder months, but I mean it in conjunction with the bullet above. Meaning, if you're more of a homebody in the Winter, the germs have a much harder time reaching you and your darling youngins. Ideally, this should mean you and your tot are fairly sick-free....I wish you luck!
If you must venture into the blustery, germ-filled world, at least you can do so with full hand protection that's seasonally and stylishly appropriate to keep your hands safe from all those germs just fighting to get to you!
• Less pressure to socialize:
When the weather is warm, there are a potpourri of occasions and events that require attendance, but in the colder months, there's just less going on and less places you feel pressured to be. Ah, the chilly joys of a hermit.
Cozy knit or toasty fleece, hats are Winter's must-have warm accessory. Playful or sheik, they hide your bad Mommy hair day with no one the wiser. In fact, the chances are that you'll actually be rocking your hat looking just about as cute as a button on a snowman! :)
These cold months require proper padding, and under those many layers a bounty of bodily insecurities are conveniently hidden. Quite the opposite of Summer, this season pretty much guarantees that everything is left to the imagination. Live it up, Mommies!
What are you loving (or, ok, maybe not completely loathing) about Wintertime this year?
* Dedicated to a dear friend who made all the difference. ❤