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How do YOU survive winter? {Chicken Soup for the Soul #Giveaway}

Hockey, snow, cold temps, curling — these are just some of the wonderful things that happen during winter in Canada.

Chicken Soup Wonders of Winter

O Canada The Wonders of Winter by Chicken Soup for the Soul brings you 101 stories about bad weather, good times and great sports!  While reading this book, you will be reminded why you love Canada during winter.  With stores about the great sports like hockey, curling, skiing and skating, winter traditions, great moments in Olympic sports, random acts of kindness and even stories about Christmas and holiday fun, you will remember why winter in Canada brings out the best in us Canadians!

I loved reading the That Famous Canadian Kindness chapter.  Being a recipient of someone shoveling our snow-filled driveway this past weekend was such an encouragement to me and my family and I love reading that there are others out there displaying that same kindness.

Another thing that gets us through winter in Canada is friendships.  Nothing beats the friendship between women — the understanding and support during though times and the laughter and fun during good times.  Chicken Soup’s Just Us Girls book has 101 stories about friendship for women of all ages.

Chicken Soup Just us girls

Whether they’ve just met or they’re childhood pals, women support each other, understand each other, share advice and have great fun together.  These storeis will make you laugh out loud, tear up and little and call a friend to share what you’ve read.  The chapters in these books talk about:

  • book groups, play groups, clubs coworkers
  • new friends
  • friendship at work
  • special connections
  • neighborhood friends
  • finding the courage to reach out and make a new friend
  • and hilarious trips and events that happen with friends.

Do you have a best friend who makes you laugh and is there for you no matter where your life turns?  Why not get the Just Us Girls Chicken Soup book as a gift for that special friend.


Three (3) Mommy Moment readers will WIN a copy of O Canada The Wonders of Winter and Just Us Girls.

To enter, leave a blog post comment telling us how you survive winter.

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  1. I survive winter by bundling up, drinking hot cocoa, eating delicious soups, and staying inside as much as possible!

  2. We hav a great fireplace to curl up next to with a good book or word search.

  3. I survive winter by LAYERING!!

  4. Onesie pj’s! Works for me! :)

  5. lots of layers; warm hats and mittens and scarves, and slippers and blankets and fuzzy pyjamas!

  6. Darlene Schuller says:

    I survive by not leaving the house!

  7. Crystal Englot says:

    I survive winter by spending lots of time with my son! He makes the cold hours pass by fast! We also enjoy lots of movie nights, and nights curled up under a soft blanket with a good book

  8. Elizabeth R says:

    Cozy up in front of the woodstove.

  9. Terri O'Donnell says:

    I survive winter by dressing warm, drinking hot coffee, watching hockey and skating :)

  10. Kelly Mahoney says:

    I survive winter curled up with a good book Chicken soup for the soul are my favorite stories to read with my fireplace going and good hot cup of tea i prefer green tea . Thats how i survive winter

  11. Janet Fredericks says:

    I survive winter by trying to keep warm inside. That includes visiting(or calling when the weather is not good) my sister and friends. I also call or visit my mother and mother-in-law every day. Their friendship keeps me going through the long cold months.

  12. Sacha Schroeder says:

    Dressing warm. Throwing away fashion to be warm!

  13. sharon boyle says:

    By not thinking about how I hate it….truly hate it!

  14. By reading goods, dress warmly and stay indoors lol

  15. susanne mccarthy says:

    I stay inside as much as possible! I hate the cold!! Snuggle up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate :)

  16. I survive winter by looking for the fun side! We enjoy a lot of company and sledding and visiting during the winter. I love getting the seed catalogs and pouring over them, anticipating the coming gardening season. The winter makes us appreciate our spring and summer seasons so much! :)

  17. Lee-Ann Sleegers says:

    Lots of outside activities like hiking and hill making.

  18. kathy downey says:

    I survive winter by family,we spend a lot of time together during winter by playing games and doing puzzles

  19. I survive winter by staying inside =)

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  20. Emily Chui says:

    hot chocolate and snuggling under the covers!

  21. Andrea Amy says:

    staying inside as much as i can and dressing for the weather if i have to go out (mitts, tuque/scarf, big winter jacket, thick socks etc)

  22. Staying inside? 😛

  23. I like to snuggle up with a good book and the kids and I get pretty crafty this time of the year

  24. Carol Denny says:

    I stay inside as much as possible! Today is one of those days.

  25. Alexandra says:

    Wear ing lots of layers all winter’s a long one in winnipeg. Love snuggling with my baby boy. Love love. Hot chocolate

  26. SueSueper says:

    I survive winter by bundling up and going out and enjoying it.

  27. Leisa McBride says:

    its almost impossible this winter. I stay indoors as much as possible.

  28. Carolle Hall says:

    I have no choice to survive winter ..survive by making plan for summer :)

  29. dress warm

  30. kristen duever says:

    I dress warm and drink lots of hot tea!

  31. Carey Oberly says:

    A big cup of tea, blankets snuggling with my husband and our pooches :) lots of extra drinking of water and applying moisturizer.

  32. i survive winter by keeping warm, doing crafts and things i do not do during warm outdoor days!

  33. Dennise B says:

    I survive winter by thinking about the sweltering heat of the summer….would much rather have 40 degrees C than -55 degrees C

  34. I survive winter by dreaming of summer!!! Also, a bunch of warm clothing and minimum time outdoors.

  35. Darci Loehmer says:

    Nothing better to lift our winter spirits than getting cozy with a Chicken Soup for the Soul book.

  36. Elva Roberts says:

    I love to read and to knit. These two hobbies I practise almost daily in the winter. I also try to exercise more and to have other projects on as well. Keeping busy keeps me happy so that winter does not depress me (most of the time!)

  37. by staying inside where its warm and only going out when the weather is somewhat decent.

  38. Lots of layers, sweaters and jackets and of course hot chocolate.

  39. Benny Sequeira says:

    In winter, I think only of spring and summer approaching soon and that takes away the winter blues….

  40. Karen Thaeter says:

    I like to snuggle by the fireplace,and enter contests on my computer on the days when I am not working or cant go outside!

  41. We enjoy winter as much as we can just because you have no choice but to make the best of it. Snowshoeing, skeet shooting and sledding parties are our favourite activities.

  42. Marjorie R. says:

    I do not change my life because of winter, I just try to do everything especially outside faster than usual.

  43. Alexa Nernberg says:

    I survive Winter by taking it easy inside. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway and for the opportunity to participate.

  44. i survive winter by bundling up and staying inside when its too cold

  45. Susan Spidle says:

    chicken soup is the best thing for a cold and I survive winter with lots of books to read

  46. Jennifer L. says:

    I survive by dressing in lots of layers and trying to get out to enjoy winter even when it’s cold and snowing.

  47. angie andrews says:

    Staying inside and knitting warm winter scarves :)

  48. I work outside and I find dressing in layers helps to manage your core temp.

  49. Christy Martin says:

    I take advantage of long, hard walks and as much as my back hates it, I really like shovelling. It’s so important to just get out there and take in the Vitamin D when you can! For the Toronto and GTA area, this has been one of the harshest winter cold/wind wise. I can’t remember the last time we had one quite like this – I was too young to care!

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