Besides the obvious bread and milk, what do you have on your list for when a big storm hits?

Bread and Milk funny:

So what do you really need? Are you really going to starve without bread and milk? Here’s my two cents on storm prep. We’re expecting about a foot of snow here in Philly (maybe more?) this weekend: up to 2 feet for those of you in DC! What are you getting to make sure you are prepared?

Wine. My friend Patty posted this on Facebook. She went out for a snowblower and came back with this. And this is why we are friends.

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Some sort of crafty activity.Especially if your kids are little. Cuz come on, after an hour and half of putting their snow gear on, you KNOW they are going to play outside for 15 minutes, proclaim they are cold and come inside looking for something to do. And if the power’s out, you’re hosed.

Have a backup activity like a game, puzzle or craft of some sort, especially if they are little. One of our favorites was making homemade play dough. My kids also love Kinetic Sand and always seem to pull that out in a snow storm or on a power-out day.

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Netflix or a good book (see my earlier post on top 8 books to read right now!). Making A Murderer on Netflix was really compelling if you can watch it without the kids around.

Some good family games. Preferably ones that don’t require power in case you lose it. Cole pulled out Monopoly Empire last night and we’re already a few games in even though we haven’t seen one flake yet! Note: my grocery store was insane yesterday! I heard that Target was much better so that’s a good spot to pick up some last minute groceries along with a game like this one.

But seriously. That’s my list (notice how wine was #1!). The Red Cross has a more official Winter Storm Prep list with batteries, flashlights and other survival type goodies that you may want to check out – especially those of you in the DC Beltway/3-feet of snow area.

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