Activity #17: Act like Julie from The Love Boat

It’s time to make your own fun. Plan out your week and write up the schedule. Pick an activity and a time and tell everyone who might be available that they are welcome to join you. Be brave and invite folks you hardly know. Or send out an email with your whole week to get your friends excited about how much fun you are about to have over the next seven days.

You are the cruise director. They’ll thank you later.

This is your seventeenth rookie mom challenge.

52 Challenges for New Moms to conquer

If your city has been explored by another rookie mom, you can cheat by picking something from our “A Week In (Your City)” series. If your city is not listed, send us your itinerary, so we can with our readers (at least the public events, not “Thursday at 4:00 in my backyard”!) Post it in comments or email us at moms at

Need more inspiration? Browse the previous challenges.