Family Life, Outdoor fun, Wellness

Spring, Sinuses, and Summer?

Did you know that Punxsutawney Phil is only accurate 39 percent of the time? I was looking forward to having spring weather arrive sooner than later until I just happened to search up this bit of information. So, I guess we will see in a few weeks if his accuracy goes up or down! Whether you believe in these traditions or silly superstitions or not, I do enjoy my children guessing. 

With spring on the horizon, that just means everything is in bloom and sinuses will be flaring. So here is a reminder to start those nose sprays and daily antihistamines to hopefully stay ahead of those sinus infections. Or if you are like me, just avoid the outdoors. As much as I love spring weather, it doesn’t love me back. By the time I am able to enjoy the outdoors, it is already summer, and it’s so hot. 

With spring now here, it is time to start planning for summer. Vacations, camps, and who’s watching the kids when they are not in camp are the main topics for March and April. If you plan on getting a summer sitter, you better secure them now–especially with college students, as they are making plans to go home, or looking for summer work to stay put. Also, camp registrations are open and will fill up quickly, so don’t procrastinate. 

Finally, start planning your summer vacation! This is my favorite thing to do. I recently went to an all-inclusive resort with my husband, and I think we will try a family all-inclusive resort this summer. We are a beach or lake family, not a Disney or theme park family. While we do try new things, I think I will wait a few more years before I bring the entire family to Disney or a theme park. I mean, for as much as we would be paying, I want them to remember every little bit of it. 

There’s a lot on the horizon this season and next, so make sure you have those daily planners and calendars updated to help make this hectic time a little easier.

This article was originally published in March 2024.

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