Today’s challenge is to strap on your fanny pack and be a tourist in your own town with your little sidekick. Ok, I’m kidding about the fanny pack. But how about you two go somewhere only the visitors ever enjoy? If you’ve never taken the time to see your hometown’s greatest hits, choose a destination […]
Hi – I’m Leslie from And Her Little Dog Too and my little man, Brooks, is 4.5 months old. I’ve been working hard at crossing items from the Rookie Moms 52 Week Challenge off my list – Check out Part 1 of my Journey – And I’m back today to share more of how I’ve […]
Your weekly challenge is to enjoy the rainbow of colors at an outdoor plant nursery. Let her touch/listen to the wind chimes on display, tour the orchid hot-house, and watch the koi in the water garden pond (the bright-colored fish swarm up to greet kids because they expect food). A baby carrier is perfect […]
We know there are those people whose infants start sleeping eleven or twelve hours a night around four months old. These so-called “babies” take three daily naps at 8, 12 and 4.30. And then there are the rest of us. At one point my moms group’s weekly discussion was so dominated by sleep that we […]
Navigating the stroller through a busy farmers market is a worthwhile challenge. There are so many things to look at for your baby, it’s worth the effort.
Invite someone dangerous out for tea. New mamas you might need to be fearless as you navigate your new social world. You can do it!
Your maternity leave challenge this week is to seek out the tot story time at your library and go there. Space out a little while someone else entertains your baby with a new voice and stories. Protip: Double check the time before you go. And, hey, be on time. If you’re 5 minutes late, you’ll […]
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 […]
I love this rookie year activity for getting together in a social but EASY way: Start a weekly Breakfast Club with other new moms. Gather your girlfriends and take turns at each other’s houses serving breakfast and drinks and allowing the babies to play (or just roll near each other as the case may be). I tried […]
New mom, Kristin Helms, has been knocking it out of the park with her adventures around San Diego with Baby Blake. When we first introduced Kristin, she had already completed six rookie moms challenges. I’m excited to report that she’s tackled more AND she’s become the local ambassador for San Diego Moms’ Night Out. Since […]
The Challenge: Visit a farmer’s market with my baby. I really needed to get out of the house so I was ready for the challenge.
The Challenge: leave your neighborhood! There is only so long a rookie mom can stay inside during a cold winter before she just about loses her mind. So, on a recent Friday, I decided we needed to just do it: go out and walk. I know that seems like a simple task, but with the […]