Baby's Day Out

Make your outings with Baby fun and easy with these inspired ideas. From a short trip to the coffee shop to a stroll around the block, each small excursion offers a world of possibilities.

First Disney on Ice with My 20-Month-Old

Today, the hubby and I took Andres Sebatian to go see Disney on Ice for the very first time. We thought about going last year, when he was just 10 months old, but thought he might be too little to actually enjoy it. Now that he’s 20 months old, it was just perfect. I was a bit anxious at the beginning and wasn’t sure if he was going to sit still for two hours. But he behaved so well, and his eyes were glued to the stage from start to finish.

Staying Home with Baby As An Active Mom

I love being socially active. I get it from my Mama. I enjoy being involved at my daughters’ school, at our mosque, in Girl Scouts, and being out with friends. There’s so much to see, do, and be a part of in my community that it’s hard to stay at home and sit out on all the fun. Of course my priority is my family and home. Once all is in order, except for a load or two of laundry, it’s off we go to interact, explore, and enjoy. My family is all on board except for one little, very vocal member… Amani.

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My Toddler's 4 Favorite Activities

Being a stay-at-home mom of a 2-year-old and 6-month-old can be stressful — trying to feed one while entertaining the other, putting one down for a nap while the other watches cartoons or colors, chasing after my 2-year old while mixing a bottle for my 6-month-old. So you can imagine my excitement when KJ and I find an activity that can actually keep him occupied beyond 60 seconds!

Here is a list of his four favorite things to do right now:

A Miracle While Grocery Shopping!

If there’s anything you should know about Amani — besides the fact that she’s the sweetest little thing ever — it’s that she hates her car seat. My little girl is simply not a fan. While her sisters would happily and comfortably nap in it while we were out running errands, Miss Amani wants no part of it. She would much rather be in my arms or worn in a baby carrier. I certainly don’t mind having her close by, but somehow, I’m still not used to the being less efficient while baby wearing. Then one day, I found myself in the grocery store alone with her and couldn’t believe what she did.

Baby napping while grocery shopping

Judah's Apple Picking Adventure!

We can officially check off “apple picking” from our Fall Activity List. We had a great weekend outing with our friends Becca and Rafi, and their little toddler – also a Judah! (It is a small world, after all.) Our boys enjoyed exploring the apple fields of Russell Orchards in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The weather was perfect: not too sunny, not too hot – and there were still plenty of apples left for picking.

We left with bags and bellies full of apples, apple cider, apple cider donuts, and local honey. The boys were exhausted and had a fantastic time. Here are highlights from our apple picking adventure!

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