Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: city girl reading on a farm in PA
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i have just discovered my almost 2yo loves baking. we had a great time making muffins for holiday gifts. as i clean up, i give her just a small amount of cornmeal or flour to draw with. the mess is minimal.
we get to the library once, sometimes twice a week. i tell myself there's always a chance of running into another mom, and the librarians have become honorary aunts, great for encouraging words.
also, as much as i hate the cold (and hate bundling just as much), for our mental health we spend at least 10 minutes outside, even a quick walk can pick up the mood. you might see a squirrel or bird. for those who resist coats, you can make a game of this: "let's see who can find the first [fill in the blank]"
inside, i try to rotate our books & toys, so if we are in the living room again, at least i have different reading material. i'm lucky that dd accepts the rules about ball inside (in a designated area, if the dog is not around).
and we dance! good luck, mamas.
mama to one amazing daughter born 1/2004