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.

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.

6 Toys That Keep Little Ones Mesmerized

This past weekend, we were invited to a wonderful housewarming party for some friends. Even with a smorgasbord of delicious Southern style food, a perfect neighborhood setting, and a great group of new friends with young kids, it was Mickey and his Plane Ride-on toy that really stole the show.

See it and other perfect toys for your next get-together!

Mickey Plane Ride-on Toy

Get Dad a Diaper Bag, Too

Thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and giving me Huggies Little Movers diapers for free.

Now that my son is getting older, he wants to be SO much more active. He’s less interested in us carrying him places, and instead wants to crawl or hold our hands and walk there. To get some of that energy used up, we’re on the go quite a bit more in the afternoons. Parks, walks, trips to get some froyo (dad’s weakness) — whatever it is, we’re getting out of the house more and having a lot of fun. But that means I’ve got to be prepared!

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