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A Week in…

We have staycation ideas for San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Europe, Chicago, Austin, and more. Each list of activities for moms and babies may include postnatal yoga, mom and baby movies, cafe suggestions, and other free activities. We hope to inspire a fun maternity leave or simply activities that help new moms enjoy their days with babies.

Baby activities in Salt Lake City, UT

Vanessa with her family. Photo by Sanae James.

Vanessa Brown was awesome enough to share a week’s worth of fun activities for rookie moms that are just as fun for mama as for baby. She is the busy mother of two girls that have a blast living in Utah enjoying nature and all of the wonderful attractions here. She is married to celebrity […]

Spend a week in Columbus with a toddler

Cordy and Mira

Christina from A Mommy Story is a friend we met at BlogHer years ago and a mom of two impish daughters, Cordy and Mira. And if that’s not enough, she’s also a nurse with a huge heart. She tells us how to spend the best week ever with a toddler in Columbus, OH. Monday – […]

Baby Activities in Boston


The founder and editor of is Christine Koh. Her daughter Laurel is now in Kindergarten, but like me, she has no problem digging back into her brain to remember those first shocking months during which “going for a walk” is suddenly an activity to plan your day around. Whether you are on maternity leave […]

5 Days of Activities in Pittsburgh, PA


Our guest tour guide, Katy, is a true rookie mom who just returned to work after spending her maternity leave with baby Miles. You might think Katy is totally confident since she’s letting me post a picture of her with a nursing bra strap showing, but she wrote that she has “never, ever felt more […]

Toddler Activities in San Luis Obispo, CA

Avila Beach, baby!

Kimberly Lisagor and I are best friends once removed. That is to say, our moms are best friends. (We ourselves haven’t seen each other for about twenty years, but, you know, god bless Facebook.) Our moms have known each other since grade school and had us, their rookie babies, when they were 23. A travel […]

Spend another week in Chicago


Lisa Hazen is one of our very best online friends that we had never met (until we went ahead and met her a few weeks ago when visiting Chicago). She’s friend-of-friends with each of us many times over and she wrote one of the first ever guest posts of RookieMoms when our site was a […]

Spend a week in Birmingham, AL

Jamie and her friends Angie and Trish from BirminghamMommy sent us a week’s worth of fun Birmingham, Al activities to do with a baby or toddler in tow. Wondering what to do in the heat with your baby or toddler? Wonder no more. Monday: gardens and cookie factory! Mondays are tough, even if you are […]

Baby activities in Boston for warm days

Nick enjoys swinging and fountains

Fellow rookie mom Becky describes some of Boston’s best bets for babies especially for the Spring and Summer: Monday — Play it Local We live near Cleveland Circle in Brighton, Massachusetts, close to Boston College, sandwiched between the towns of Newton and Brookline. One of the delights of living in Boston is that it is […]

Spend a week in Orlando

Springdale Farms

Warming up from the cold weather, we jet down to Orlando to spend a week doing fun family activities. Ok, we’re not really going anywhere, but if you already live in Orlando (or plan to visit), you can thank SuZ and her daughter (who’s almost the same age as Milo!) from NotYourTypicalMommy Blog for the […]

Spend a week in Ross Valley, CA

My friend of a friend, Heather Hogan, moved to the Ross Valley area last year, just in time to spend her second rookie year in the beautiful, family-friendly cluster of towns located 40 minutes north of San Francisco. Her first daughter is in Kindergarten and her second is 11 months old. Heather rounded up activities […]