• 10 Books To Prepare Your Child For A Sibling

    You’re expecting another child and, understandably, you’re concerned with how your older child will adjust to the new baby. It’s never too early to start preparing them for what’s to come. An easy place to start is with books!.. read more

  • Wild & Crazy Drinks For Spring Break

    At Daily Mom, we know that "alone time" is few and far between, as is the idea of a vacation or letting lose. But we also know that sometimes, it's just gotta' happen! If the kids are home for Spring Break, use it as an excuse to clock out a bit... read more

  • Defending Your Green Lifestyle

    We’ve all been there, the invasive questions people think they deserve to ask when you have children. Is he circumcised? Did you have a natural childbirth? Will you vaccinate? Do you give antibiotics? Most people mean no harm but inevitably, some people get offended...read more

  • 10 Beauty Myths Busted

     You've heard it, in fact we've all heard it. You know those random "beauty secrets" that have no basis to them, yet you follow them because somehow, someone you trust has told you about them? Those secrets are so bogus that we'd like to call them beauty "myths".. read more

  • Baby's Oral Health

    It’s a big milestone when your little one gets his or her first tooth. It means that adorable little toothless smile you’re so used to seeing will soon be gone. It means that your baby is growing. It also means it’s time to start caring for those little pearly whites!.. read more

Don't miss your chance to win Throw Pillows from Senova Studios!

Finding Fun Activities for Mother and Child

{Photo Credit: The Art of Making a Baby}

Have you recently found that you and your child may be stuck in a rut? Are you longing to switch things up, and try something new and exciting? Don’t worry, as Moms, it happens to the best of us! Below are some ideas that may help you get out of your mid-winter funk, and have fun as well!

Find a Mom’s Club:

  • There are lots out there! You can check into meetup.com, or look into the International Mom’s Club. If you are religious, look into churches that offer MOPS. Joining a Mom’s Club is a great way to meet other adults with children the same age as yours.The great things about these clubs is that there is little effort to finding activities to do on your part; they already have tons of fun things scheduled! Creating relationships for yourself and your child is an amazing thing.

Attend a library story time:

  • Story-time at the library is nothing like how it was when we were kids. Most city libraries offer many different story times, that may be broken down into different developmental age groups. Baby story time usually has tummy time activities, and toddler story time will have fun age-appropriate toys, oftentimes. Check with your local city library; no one has to be reminded how important it is to read to your child, regardless of their age.

Check your local community center and/or YMCA for activities:

  • Did you know that you can put your child in swim lessons starting at 6 months old? Even if it’s snowing outside, the Y or your local recreation department may have an indoor pool. The bonus of participating in swim lessons during the winter, is oftentimes the class sizes are smaller. Look into your local facilities! Maybe they will have a fun developmental learning class, or a music class, or a Mommy and Me yoga class? You never know until you check! As a bonus, many of these places offer adult workout equipment or fitness classes, and may also have a fun daycare room that your child will love as well.

 {Photo credit: YMCA of the Blue Water Area}

Find a local children’s gym:

  • These are popping up way more often, these days. Most of the time, they will have fun indoor toys, indoor playgrounds, and tons of other things. Do a quick google search to see if one may be popping up in your area. Many of these children’s gyms have specific age areas designated, such as a spot for crawling kids only, all the way up. Your specific children’s gym may also offer different classes as well.

Look into classes:

  • Music Classes, like Kindermusic, are very popular these days, and a simple internet search will let you see what there may be to offer in your area. Kindermusic offers great music classes from newborn age and up.
  • Art classes for your older toddler is a fun way to have them express themselves, work on hand and eye coordination, and allows for some fun homemade wall decorations.
  • Dance classes are also tons of fun for your little one, and teach them about rhythm, and moving their bodies in a creative way.

Check local attractions for free days:

  • Many city zoos and aquariums offer specific days that are free to the public (they are typically off-peak times and days.) If you have a flexible schedule, these are a great way to get out and explore! Who doesn’t love going to the zoo?

A little google, and a lot of guts can go a long way! Now get out and explore!

Related posts:

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Megan B.

Megan lives in Colorado with her husband, 2 year old daughter, and infant son. Outside of chasing around her energetic toddler while nursing her son simultaneously, she loves swimming, celebrity gossip, college football, learning photography, and writing for her personal blog, The Memoirs of Megan. You can get to know her more through Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest

Leave a comment

Stay Updated with tips from Daily Mom


  • Organic Summer Hair Care

    Summer is here and that often means long days at the beach, swimming, and hot afternoons in the sun. It might also mean parched and damaged hair from…

  • Witch Hazel's "Magical" Powers

    {Photo Credit: The Memoirs of Megan} There's a magical product (with an equally magical name) just waiting for you in the aisles of your favorite…


  • baby kaed diaper bagBaby Kaed: Stylish and Functional Diaper Bags

    Baby Kaed diaper bags on My Cocolime are a line of bags created by mother-of-two, Lavinia. Named after her oldest son Kaed, the line of diaper bags…

  • Baby Photos Re-imagined

    Are you looking for fun, creative, unique and hot ways to use your baby's photos? Read on to see a group collaboration with our writers, showing off…


  • Chocolate Almond BitesChocolate Almond Bites

    'Tis the season...for chocolate! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, here's Daily Mom's spin on on a healthy, protein-packed treat that is…

  • St Patricks Day CraftsSt. Patrick's Day Crafts

    Even if you're not Irish it's fun to get in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. Get crafty with your kids and try these two easy and fun St. Patrick's…





  • Treating Baby Eczema NaturallyTreating Baby Eczema Naturally

    Have you noticed dry, itchy, red patches on your baby’s skin? If so, your baby may be suffering from a very common skin condition called eczema.…