Single Mom: How to be Prepared for the Winter Season

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I’ve been a single mom through 5 winter seasons now. When you have no one to tag team, especially if you are outnumbered by kids, getting overwhelmed can happen quickly. And even worse, if you are not at your best, it gets tricky! After just barely surviving my first winter season as a single mom, I vowed to be better prepared from now on! Single motherhood has taught me that planning ahead is necessary. It’s really the only way to survive this time of year.

Here are my best get ready tips:

Stock up on products EARLY. Taking children to the store to stock up on all the necessities is no fun for anyone. Before, gather everything you’ll need!

Some things I stock up on medications and remedies such as fever reducer, pain killer, cough syrup, and throat lozenges. I also get all the things we will need to stay comfortable while sick, such as tissues. Anyone who’s been sick for several days with a runny nose, knows that quality tissues are a must! I stick to America’s softest ultra tissue- Kleenex® Ultra Soft™ Facial Tissue​.

When I’m constantly wiping my little ones noses, dependable strength plus ultimate softness is my choice. When you are shopping at Kroger you can get Kleenex® Single Packs (50ct and up) BUY 3 (THREE) for $4, offer valid 12/8/19 -1/4/20 Save $1 on Kleenex® bundle-packs (75ct – 160ct.), offer valid 12/25/19 -1/7/20 Kleenex® Wet Wipes™ 20-24ct packs $1.49 all month in December 2019.

This is also a good time to stock the pantry with a few easy, comfort foods. Fill a shelf with your favorite sick day soups, crackers, and tea. That’s why I like to shop at Kroger, where I can one stop shop all my sick day essentials, and fill the pantry with comfort food at the same time. Take precautionary measures to keep sickness away. Remind your kids to wash their hands frequently. Now’s the time to talk about covering those coughs and sneezes too! 

My family and I prefer using Dial Complete® Foaming Hand Wash​ since it is antibacterial and kills 99.99% of bacteria encountered in household settings. Plus, they smell great and the foamy texture makes hand washing pleasant, which is important as you’ll want to keep up with hand washing during winter! (Save $1.50 on any TWO (2) Dial Complete® Foaming Hand Washes. Excludes trial & travel size. Begins 12/1/19 for limited time only.) 

While shopping for wellness essentials, you can’t forget dietary supplements…that’s where Emergen-C® Tangerine​ comes in! 

Emergen-C®​ is a great way for moms to support their immune systems all year round, but especially as we head into fall/winter. You’ll get a daily boost of Vitamin C and other immune-supporting antioxidants, plus it enhances energy naturally with B Vitamins.* 

You can feel good about drinking Emergen-C®​ since it has no artificial sweeteners or caffeine, but rather contains natural, real fruit flavors.*

Keeping a pack of Kleenex® Germ Removal Wet Wipes™​ in your purse or diaper bag has been a life changer, and I know they’ll be for you during the season too! They’re thick & soft, and safe to use on hands and faces since they are made without harsh chemicals (yet they are still clinically proven to remove 99% of germs from skin!). 

Create a sick day activity kit. 

Keeping kids busy and occupied is always one of my biggest battles during long days. Whether kids are under the weather or the well ones in the family, they can get bored and cranky easily. I like to keep a box of interesting activities on hand that will keep children happy during a cooped up day. Fill the box with new activity and sticker books, yo-yos, small puzzles like rubik’s cubes, and easy mess free crafts. You can also fill your Audible wish list with books that would be great listens, and have a few ideas of movies to watch on Netflix during those days to help fill the time. 

We all hope that our family has a great winter. Use these simple tips to stock up and prepare for the cold winter ahead. 

Use all products only as directed. Read label and follow directions.​

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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