We love getting out and about frequenting local parks, the library, day trips to the zoo and the beach, going away camping and play dates, however, since Sonny’s baby brother Andrearrived, I have found the co-ordination of getting out much more difficult! We still manage to get out most mornings on a little excursion but the afternoons we find chilling at home much easier, which, has required some brainstorming on activities we can do in the backyard. Here are some tried and tested ideas that we have discovered..
Mums' groups are the perfect way to connect with shared experiences, but sadly they don't have the best reputation. They don't need to be the competitive, "my baby is walking first" experience so often touted as the norm. In fact, rarely are they so. Once the first few awkward parenting chat sidesteps are out of the way, strong friendships that can last a lifetime may form. No-one understands the challenge of what you are going through like fellow newbie mums.