Playing outside in winter…and keeping warm.

There’s no escaping it….it’s cold! And if you’re little one is anything like mine playing outside in winter can feel like pulling teeth when they are fed up and cold. It doesn’t help when they refuse to wear their coat…yet it’s freeezing!!

As you can probably tell, I’m an outdoorsy mum. I think being outside is good for my family. Everyone eats, sleeps and plays better when we’re outdoors and we all tend to get along better when we’ve had a good dose of fresh air! Research shows that playing outside boosts immune system – especially when there are so many nasty bugs circulating around indoors.  We get our hearts pumping, our imagination flowing and our moods lifted by exposure to that much needed vitamin D. However, despite loving the great outdoors I am unashamed to admit – I hate getting cold! I really do.Continue reading