Babies are such a blessing...and exhausting, frustrating and at times unpredictable. When I was a new mom I found it really helped to make sure I got OUT of the house everyday, even if "out" meant sitting on the my front steps watching the world go by. Being stuck in the house day after day isn't good for anyone! This is a great time to join a mom support group and find moms nearby to hang out with. Start a playgroup! You can also use the website seeMOMMYrun to start or join a running or
How does 45 minutes a week of goofing off and singing songs with your child sound? How about if those songs were about things kids are curious about - unusual animals (like pigs) flying, driving in the car, waiting, trying new foods, pets, and anything else they can imagine. Once we even sang a song about pooping on the potty - no joke! The kids try to wake up Mr. Joe, for some reason he always falls asleep at the end of the class. A Music for Aardvarks class is a really
Ever wish you could take the Chick-fil-A playground and make it bigger, but still have access to a place to sit and grab a drink or bite to eat? Now we have Kid's Play! A new indoor play place in Germantown. My four year old and I visited the other day, and he had a great time.
A mom asked for suggestions on where to go and feed ducks with her kids. I lived next to a large park with a pond in Charlotte and we never fed the ducks as it makes them poop more and I wanted to be able to walk on the paths without stepping in poop - yuck! Keep that in mind if you decide to do this - it's not really the best thing for the park and it encourages the ducks to stick around and not migrate. Here are the spots the moms recommended:
The Dixon Gallery & Gardens has a weekly program each Tuesday at 10:30am for tots ages 2-4 called Mini Masters. It's free to members, and non-members can participate for a small fee (visit their website for specifics). Each week you and your child(ren) enjoy story time, a hands-on art activity and a snack. Reservations are required, but you can't reserve your spot until the week prior to the class. Or you can reserve your spot for the entire month. Siblings are welcome but cannot