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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.

Spend a week in Salt Lake City (with kids)

Vanessa's girls enjoy the Utah Natural History Museum

If you’re in Utah and looking for some destinations that are just as fun for mom as they are for your kids (toddlers to tweens), Vanessa from and has got you covered with whole week’s worth — and then some. {Still in your rookie year with a baby? Check out Vanessa’s favorite baby […]

Spend a week in Vancouver

Traveling to the Olympics with kids? Have fun! Shana from Wee Travel tells us the best way to spend a week in Vancouver with little ones. Wee Travel (started by two moms who are sisters living on opposite sides of the country) rents baby gear and toys delivered to your door. All equipment is like-new […]

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 […]