21 Feb

Avoid The Mid-Winter Blues

Robert Nickell

Robert Nickell

Robert Nickell, aka Daddy Nickell, father of 6, offers his "5 cents" worth of advice to expectant and new parents. Daddy Nickell is the founder of Daddyscrubs.com, delivery room duds and daddy gear for dads, and the Daddyscrubs.com blog where he covers topics about parenting and the latest baby and kids gear, all from a Dad's perspective.
Robert Nickell

It’s usually during the month of February when you start to
feel those mid-winter blues; the kids start to go a little stir-crazy and you
feel a case of cabin fever coming on fast. Well, I’m here to help you avoid the
mid-winter blues and to embrace the remainder of winter – with your whole

Take a Vacation:Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about an expensive last-minute trip to
Mexico (unless you want to go)! A simple road trip to a slightly warmer
location and a stay in a hotel with a pool is all you likely need to feel
rejuvenated enough to make it through the last month of winter. I suggest
taking a weekend – or a long weekend if possible – and making a break for blue
skies and sunshine. Your kids will enjoy frolicking in the pool and drinking
smoothies while you relax under the sun.

Head to an Indoor
Aquatic Center:  
My kids and I have a
blast at the local indoor aquatic center! It’s always warm inside the center,
and swimming always reminds us of the upcoming spring and summer. Find an
aquatic center that is child-friendly and includes features like: a shallow
pool, a lazy river, water slides and more. Your kids will appreciate that the
outing is kid-friendly and you’re guaranteed to smile and have fun splashing
around by their sides as well.

Take Advantage of
Winter Activities:
Remind yourself that winter is nearing an end and take
advantage of winter activities offered within your area. In most places, you can
only sled, ski and ice skate for a few months of every year, so take advantage
of the winter you’re having and get out there and play. There are lots of
kid-friendly winter activities that adults enjoy, too.

Indoor Activities Are
Yes, you’ve been indoors for far too long now (or so it would seem),
but you’re likely stuck in a routine and have been enjoying lots of the same
activities. Now is the time to branch out and try a new activity like: building
an indoor fort, getting a craft kit and making something special, trying a
science experiment at home, etc. Get creative and do something new indoors!

Beat those mid-winter blues with these mid-winter tips,
ideas and activities.

Have fun and happy parenting!


Daddy Nickell

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