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.

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!

Why Fitting Room Nursing Sessions Are My Perfect Time-Out

As a mama to four kids, pretty much every minute of my day is accounted for and dedicated to my family. Sometimes I feel like I have multiple personalities as I try to think for and think ahead of each child’s actions to keep things under control. Running errands with all four girls is almost like synchronized swimming. I have to keep everyone in applause worthy formation without making too much of a splash. It’s when every single girl begins to take on her own routine that I begin to unravel. That becomes my cue for a fitting room time out.

Our Baby ECOS Adventure

What do you get when you combine a newborn, two-year-old, four-year-old, six-year-old, a pregnant mother, and a postpartum mother for a nine-hour train ride?

A whole lot of chaos.

Last week, my sister-in-law and my niece decided to hop on the crazy town train with me by tagging along to an opportunity I had to speak at an event hosted by Baby ECOS. I’m a huge fan of the brand, which offers plant-based cleaning products (no harsh chemicals around baby!) and I thought we could turn the trip into a fun adventure for us girls.

And what an adventure it was…

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