I live in Florida. But it sure doesn’t feel like it.

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This is how we’ve all been looking over the past few weeks. It’s fun to have a real winter in the Sunshine State, but, gimme a break Mother Nature. I had to go out to Target and stock up on gloves, warmer coats, and even a face mask for Annabel to wear to her brother’s flag football game.

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She’s worn it for the past three weeks because we are freezing here! I chaperoned her class to an outdoor charity groundbreaking event this week and the poor thing had to wear her little plastic hard hat over her knit hat. I wish I had the picture of all the Moms huddling around the one space heater in the back.

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We have turned into true Floridians who complain when the temperature drops below 50 degrees. I grew up in Maryland, so I know what it’s like to stand at the bus stop until I couldn’t feel my toes. We would smile at the nice lady in the house at the end of the street so she would let us wait in her living room until the school bus was in sight. I put Wonder Bread bags over my socks when it was time to go sledding. I missed school when it snowed and I would spend the entire day outside playing in the wet cold stuff. But now, I’m a glorified cold weather WIMP. I keep watching the news to see when our warmer days are coming.

Speaking of frozen, are your kids obsessed with this song too?

“Let it Go” is THE break out song from Disney’s FROZEN movie . Idina Menzel rocks it. (And “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” gets me chocked up EVERY TIME. “We used to be best buddies.” Sniff.)

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My whole family loved FROZEN. It has a great message of sisterhood and the music was so awesome. Annabel loved when Elsa made her ice castle and Daniel thought Olaf was hilarious. Santa gave Annabel the FROZEN soundtrack in her Christmas stocking and it’s been playing in our house ever since. She came home from school the other day and requested a FROZEN party. That meant throwing on her FROZEN T-shirt from The Children’s Place and listening to all the FROZEN songs for the five hundredth time on our CD player. I made the kids some FROZEN drinks with what I already had in the fridge: skim organic milk over ice cubes topped with non-fat whipped cream and snowflake sprinkles. I added a “frozen” blue straw and the party began!

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FROZEN will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on Tuesday, March 18th and don’t be thinking we haven’t already added that sucker to our Amazon Prime shopping cart. Along with a new pair of cozy UGG boots for Mama. Brrr.

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