Surviving the Chicago Winters


I have a love-hate relationship with the weather in Chicago from Jan-March. It’s so so cold, which makes me not want to ever go outside. Part of me loves being super lazy and enjoying more down time, but after a while I start to get major cabin fever. Below are a few of our tips for staying warm in Chibera.









1. Invest in a puffer jacket. Russell and I both recently got Canada Goose jackets, and so far we love them. (Mine is the Shelburne Parka in silver birch).  Even though it definitely was an investment, I know they are jackets that we will have forever. It is the warmest jacket I have ever owned and since we don’t have a car in the city and do mostly walking, I think it’s worth it. If you don’t want to drop an insane amount of money, I would recommend at least getting a down jacket. I had a similar one to this before and I also loved it.

2. Stroller Accessories. I know I’ve mentioned this quite a few times, but I am obsessed with our Uppababy stroller. The versatility of the seats is great and they make accessories for all seasons. We use this Rain/Wind Shield when we take Kennedy outside. I swear, its like her little warm bubble. Uppababy also makes a CozyGanoosh Footmuff which looks so warm and cozy.

3. Indoor Activities. Kennedy and I recently signed up for Pearachute. We saw it on Shark Tank and it’s been so much fun. They have so many classes and activites for babies and kids of all ages, all throughout the city. So far we’ve been to 2 music classes, ballet, and a gym class. This definitely helps the cabin fever and I love seeing Kennedy experience new things. It’s also a great way to meet new moms.

xo, Sarah

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