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How To Keep Your Family Happy & Healthy This Winter

How to keep your family happy and healthy this winter

The calendar has officially turned to Autumn, and winter is well and truly on its way. As many parts of the US are starting to prepare for flurries and more serious snowfalls, now’s the time to start getting your family ready for colder spells. This year, why not be a smarter Mom and take time to get your entire family prepared? Winter and adverse weather can wreak havoc on your home and your family’s health, if you aren’t ready for it. So why not get organised this year? Read on to find out just how easy it is to keep your family happy and healthy this winter.

Happy and healthy kids

There’s nothing worse than your kids being ill during the winter months. Your little ones will exchange sniffles, sneezes and germs at both school and day care. It’s important that you start by winter proofing their diet. Make sure to include lots of citrus fruits and warming soups to help boost little immune systems. Consider getting your kids to take additional vitamins, such as vitamin C, if they aren’t a fan of fruit or vegetables.

If your younger children love playing outside, then make sure that you wrap them up warm. Keep your garden clear and snow free, to avoid accidents or hazards. Winter storms can be dangerous for your entire family, so be sure to have a family communications plan. Make sure your kids know what to do and who to call in case of an emergency. Happy, healthy kids will mean that your winter is stress and worry free.

House and yard preparation

Once your kids are ready for the cold, now’s the time to get your house and yard prepared too. Make sure that your firewood stocks are topped up. Any hardwood such as oak or elm is ideal. You will also want to make sure that your gutters are clear and free from leaves and debris – clogged pipes could result in unwanted leaks or flooding in your property. If you have a chimney, it’s a good idea to get this cleaned and clear ready for the colder months.

Make sure your keep your home safe during the long winter nights too, by installing outdoor lighting to illuminate your yard; sites such as www.e-conolight.com provide a range of residential lighting options. Make sure all your summer patio furniture is stored away to keep it safe and secure against frost and storms. By making just a few preparations, you will be able to enjoy your winter-ready house and yard with your entire family.

It’s easier than you might think to get organised and ready for winter. So even if you are a busy Mom, why not get the kids involved too? Older kids will love helping you out with simple chores such as clearing the drive, while your younger kids could help you to plan warming meals and tasty snacks to keep the cold at bay. By making just a few key preparations, your entire family will be happy and healthy in time for the winter season, not to mention having a secure house provides extra peace of mind during the holidays. Once all is taken care of, you can truly enjoy winter.

*This is a collaborative post

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