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 We're Sacrificing Some Nap Time for Social Time

A short time ago, we noticed Wyatt’s morning naps were starting to get shorter and shorter. He was going down a bit later and getting up earlier. At first we were a little perplexed about this new schedule that was appearing, but now we’ve been able to utilize it to his advantage.

We now willingly sacrifice a little bit of his morning nap for social time. Yes, it may sound a little crazy.

What Thanksgiving is Like Before and After Baby

I love Thanksgiving. Every year, we all gather at my mom and dad’s house (I mean, all of us — 20 to 30 people) and the kitchen is busy with everyone getting their dishes ready for the meal. There’s music playing and lots of chatter. In true Miami fashion, we never manage to eat dinner before 10 p.m., but that’s okay because we’re all having a good time just being together.

But now that my sisters and I have kids, this holiday has changed a bit for us. Babies know just how to rock your world, don’t they?

So below, you’ll see just a few ways Thanksgiving is different before and after baby. Can you relate?

Why I Take My Toddler With Me to Vote

It’s Election Day! Even though the weather is super chilly here in New England, Judah, my husband and I bundled up and headed to the polls. Since it’s fairly close to where we live, we both quickly cast our votes before I dropped Judah off at daycare for the morning and my husband at the train station for work.

“But Keiko,” I hear you saying, “Judah isn’t even old enough to vote!” While that may be true, there’s a much more important reason why we bring our son with us to our polling place.

Amani's First Visit to the Pumpkin Patch

Every year, our local farm holds a harvest festival and has a big pumpkin patch. We pass the farm regularly on our way to the grocery store and can see the pumpkins growing in the field. Our anticipation of the harvest festival grows with each plump, pumpkin. Even though the weather has been anything but “fall-ish”, visiting the pumpkin patch really gets us in the mood for fall. Last year we were vacationing overseas, missing the harvest festival and essentially all of fall. I couldn’t wait to pick up the tradition again, this time with Amani!

Baby's First Pumpkin Patch Visit

First Trip to the State Fair!

As a stay-at-home mom, I’m always looking for reasons to get out of the house with my boys.

Recently the Arkansas State Fair came to Little Rock, an hour away from where we live. My sister-in-law, who has a 1-year-old daughter named Phoenix, called me and asked if the boys and I wanted to go to the fair. Of course, we said yes!

We had a blast! Read on to see pictures of our little ones enjoying their first time at the fair.

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