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.

Why I Haven't Given Up on Babywearing

I first heard about babywearing when I became a mother almost eight years ago. I knew there were many benefits to carrying my baby close to me. The top benefits that really drew me in were: the baby crying less, constant interaction, and convenient hands-free movement.

I tried slings, pouches, and front carriers. I had limited success with each one. Either my daughter was really fussy — I thought, isn’t the baby supposed to cry less? — or my back would really hurt at the end of the day. Frustrated, I put away my carriers and stuck to toting them around in their car seat and strollers during outings. Then Amani came along and changed my babywearing experiences completely.

Baby wearing and pushing a stroller

The 4 Stages of My Diaper Bag Style

When I was pregnant with my first child, I started my research on all things “baby.” I was especially interested in everything I needed to survive an outing with my baby. I bought into all the hype, made sure I had all the items on every baby “must-have” list, and carried it all with me. Always.

Now three years and two kids later, it’s funny to see how my diaper bag has evolved.

diaper bag

How to Organize a Playgroup

When I first became a stay-at-home mom, I didn’t know many other moms who I could get together with during the day. Most of my friends either don’t have children, or they work away from home. I took my girls out and about, to the library, the nature center, the park, etc., but it was always just me and them. We didn’t really have any friends to meet up with.

A few months ago, I decided that enough was enough. For my sanity’s sake, I needed to have some mom friends. I needed to be able to talk to some adult humans during my week. I needed a playgroup! It would be good for me, and it would be good for my girls. So, I took some initiative and started one on my own. Here’s how I went about it…

Savoring Summer's End

Everywhere I turn, bits of fall are around me. Many folks are back to school. Stores are now stocking fall and winter clothes and decor. Pinterest is already full of Halloween ideas and warm, comfort food recipes. But you know what? Summer is not over! Not just yet! Technically, we still have about a month of summer left, so I’m going to soak it up and enjoy every last bit.

Here’s how we’re celebrating the end of summer…

Batter Up! Judah's First Baseball Game

Judah was in for a special treat with his Pop Pop and Nana in town this week. It was made even more special when my husband won two tickets to see the Boston Red Sox play at Fenway Park while they were here! I was more than happy for Judah to attend his first baseball game with his Dada and Pop Pop. My father-in-law, Steve, has been talking about taking Judah to his first Sox game since before he was born! All three of them had a fantastic time – even if the Sox lost that night. (We’re all Red Sox fans, so we’re gluttons for punishment.)

Here are highlights from Judah’s first night at the ballpark and some tips on how you can have a great time at the ball game with your toddler in tow.

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