The joys of being a new mama. Your baby sleeps almost all day, people are visiting you on the hour to bring you hot meals and clean your house, and you’re still high on endorphins from this new love in your life. This is eternal bliss RIGHT?
Fast forward 3 months, and you’re sleep deprived, you’re lonely, you’ve realized you cannot hang out with your non mom friends because of the “nap schedule,” and you commit to getting out of the house and doing some of that “stuff” you’ve read about in your mom groups. Ya know, “sensory” stuff, and music class and heck, while you’re at it, lets try to get a workout in!
Luckily for you, Austin is THE most MOM friendly town and there is NO shortage of “stuff” to do on the daily.
Here are ideas to try for Mommy + Me outings:
Mommy + Me Fitness:
Find a location near you…Austin has locations all over –from Sunset Valley to Pflugerville.
Baby, crawlers and toddler and mama yoga classes
Classes for 6 months+, divided into five 9-week sessions
Morning Parent and Tot gymnastics classes
Little Yoga House
Have classes for 5 weeks+ that includes part singing and moving playfully with your little yogis
Emler Swim School
Free Bathtime Babies course from age 2 months to 6 months gives you plenty of opportunity to swim along with other newborn parents.
Mommy + Me Outdoor Fun
Play-based outdoor learning, starting at 18 months
Austin Nature and Science Center
Nature exhibits, wildlife and tons of mommy and me fun.
Sweet Berry Farm
Pick apples and berries depending on the season. Fun activities and crafts during the holidays too.
Hike It Baby
Explore Austin one hike at a time with your baby or toddler.
Mommy + Me Story Time
Family-friendly weekly storytime for all ages
Storytimes happening daily all around Austin!
Mommy + Me Music Time
Music classes for all ages — with free preview classes throughout the year!
First class free!
Tons of interactive classes for mama + infants or toddlers or both.
Mommy + Me Crafting
KK’s Art Garage
Amazing, messy and sensory art classes for toddlers
Imagine That Art Space
Classes for infants and toddlers + mommy
Every location offers a fun free gym and also ART classes for babies and toddlers
And mamas, a word from a seasoned mama (ok my kid is 3, but still…) don’t stress about DOING IT ALL. There is no child in the world who cannot read because mama didn’t take him to every art class, music class and baby tai chi class before the age of 2.
Enjoy this journey. Have FUN with your new little companion, meet new mom friends…no really, ask the mom next to you at music class for her Instagram handle IMMEDIATELY, and revel in the silliness and joy as we “row row row our boats” through motherhood.