Winter Survival Tips from Moms Group Founders

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Your #1 winter goal: beat cabin fever! We want to help, so we tapped into parents who are head honchos on the parent support circuit. Click through our flipbook to meet moms group founders across the U.S. They dish on how to keep kids not only entertained, but ecstatic, when the weather doesn’t agree.

Katie Hinz & Jeanne Chan – Cool Moms Club Bay Area

Cool Moms Club Bay Area co-founders Katie and Jeanne not only run two successful businesses but also offer up amazing ideas for handling kiddo craziness during the cold season. They can be found bundled in blankets with hot chocolate and favorite films or heading to a friends house for a playdate. Katie “loves dressing Diego, my 18-month-old, in season-appropriate costumes and cooking meals for my little family of three.” Meanwhile, Jeanne and her family -- including Hayden, 3, and Hadley, 21 months -- “pop a big bowl of popcorn and decorate the Christmas tree together.” When considering the most important emergency gear for wintery days, Jeanne asks, “do puff jackets, scarves and space heaters count?!” And Katie says, “It's the same stuff I pull out during long flights: sticker books, new toys, snacks and videos.” When the kids are just too rowdy and need to get out of the house, the bowling alley, indoor pools, library and local children’s museums are all favorite destinations. Winter adventures for these two cool mamas includes driving to new places, whether it be for Katie and Diego simply “driving across the Golden Gate Bridge or over to the East Bay,” or for Jeanne and her family, “up to Tahoe to build snowmen!” Find out more about Katie and Jeanne and Cool Moms Club Bay Area by <a target="_blank" href="; target="_blank">clicking here</a>. Photo: Ashley Batzfuck


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— Gabby Cullen