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7 Reasons Winter Makes Me Happy

I know winter is pretty much done here in South Africa, but I really don’t mind the cold. I think I might prefer it to the warm weather, especially as I get older and my body struggles to regulate my internal temperature. It is such a gorgeous time of year though isn’t it? It’s still cool but warms up nicely during the day.  Winter Makes Me Happy|HarassedMom

As we get ready to say goodbye to winter, I am looking back as part of #HappinessHappens month and sharing why winter made me happy.

  1. Winter food. I love winter food! I am all about soups and stews that can be thrown in the slow cooker.
  2. Winter wardrobes are perfect if you are carrying a couple extra kg’s because you can layer up and a scarf can hide just about any size muffin top. That aside though, jerseys and onesies are super comforting and comfortable.
  3. Beautiful clear blue days. Winter isn’t our rainy season, so we have some of the most amazing clear, blue winter days. While it does get cold, it is not unbearable cold, and we can still get outside and enjoy the clear days.
  4. School holidays during the winter months mean no early school runs, so we get to sleep in.Winter Makes Me Happy|HarassedMom
  5. Hot chocolate. Is there really anything else to say here? Is hot chocolate as nice in any other month?
  6. If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace then you must live for winter. I know I would. My parents have a fire place and there is something about having a fire going, not only does it warm the house, but it just sets such a great atmosphere.
  7. Winter also means a lack of bugs. There are no mozzies or flies or other such annoying things.

What makes you happy in winter?

Winter Makes Me Happy|HarassedMom



  1. 25 August, 2018 / 8:46 am

    I definitely agree with some of them but I love sandals ! Lol

  2. 26 August, 2018 / 6:09 am

    I totally agree. I love winter! Of course, the summer where I live is over 100 every day. Hot! But I completely agree about soups and stews. They are such a cozy way to have an easy healthy dinner. I can’t wait to cook without an overheated kitchen!

    • Laura-Kim
      9 September, 2018 / 8:52 am

      Hot summers make everything a little more of a mission don’t they.

  3. 26 August, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    Well I agree with you on winter wardrobe and lacl of bugs. Summer has been brutal here.

    • Laura-Kim
      9 September, 2018 / 8:51 am

      Seems like everyone has had brutal seasons. We had a really cold Winter

  4. 27 August, 2018 / 6:01 am

    I am a Southern California girl all the way but living in Washington state has taught me to appreciate winter. I love the cute outfits and holiday movies, and the family time that comes with the winter season.

    • Laura-Kim
      9 September, 2018 / 8:51 am

      Winter outfits for little ones are so cute aren’t they!

  5. 28 August, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    in Georgia our winters are very mild, except for that one ice storm last year. so we love not being in 100 degree weather most of all!

    • Laura-Kim
      9 September, 2018 / 8:49 am

      WOW an ice storm? We also don’t have snow here but it can get chilly

  6. 28 August, 2018 / 11:58 pm

    I love boots and fresh snow on the ground! I’m from Florida and moved to Wisconsin, so I never got to experience a snowy winter before moving here and I love it all!
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    • Laura-Kim
      9 September, 2018 / 8:49 am

      We have had a little snow at my folks but we have never actually see it fall.

  7. 29 August, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    I am not a big fan of winters . The only thing that makes me happy is my birthday 😊

    • Laura-Kim
      9 September, 2018 / 8:48 am

      That is a great reason to be love winter 🙂

  8. 29 August, 2018 / 11:52 pm

    Yess, I’m so with you on all of these. I love summer, but I’m so ready for the fall/winter!

  9. Shelby
    4 September, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    It’s still Summer here but I am looking forward to hiding in baggy sweaters this winter! First time having a Fall baby and I think Winter clothing will be more forgiving afterwards haha

    • Laura-Kim
      9 September, 2018 / 8:43 am

      Yip Winter Woolies can hide a lot!

  10. 8 September, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    I’m definitely more a summer person. But I have to agree on the snuggly clothes and jackets! I also love Gluwein in the winter!!

    • Laura-Kim
      9 September, 2018 / 8:22 am

      ooohh gluwein. I haven’t had that in ages!!

  11. 28 September, 2018 / 3:20 am

    I love the winter too, aside from so extra cold weather it’s wonderful.

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