{Surviving Winter with a Toddler}


Can you believe it's (almost) the middle of November?! How did that happen??

Well, along with panicking about the holidays and my little one's first birthday quickly approaching, I've also been panicking about the bitter cold weather that comes with the winter months. How will I survive being stuck in our small house with an active, now walking and soon to be toddler????

So I have been planning out what to do on the really bad wet, icy, snowy days. The days that all the layers in the world won't keep you warm. Yep, those days are coming.

What's that saying 'failing to plan is planning to fail' or something like that... Well I shall not fail! Well I'll atleast put up a good fight.

My adavice to all mama's, do your research! Google is definitely your friend, indoor playgrounds, YMCA, music classes and mommy & baby classes are your friend. Also, ask other mom's!

Here is wht I found in Boston/Boston area.

Kindermusik with Evan at Blissful Monkey Yoga Studio in JP - I've talked about how much we love this class in the past and I really can't say enough good things. Check the schedule and try a drop-in class for $15 and see what I am talking about! Evan also has Thursday class at the Rogerson House for $10 a class that we realy enjoy!

Early childhood Music & Movement Classes in Natick, Sherborn & West Roxbury

Mama & Me in Jamaica Plain, MA - parent and baby classes and toddler classes too! (We are registering for the Paint & Play.) (Prices Range)

Toddler Town at Marina Bay - Quincy, MA - ($5 - $8 depending on baby age)

Tot Plex - Canton, MA ($8 per child)

My Gym - Newton - Boston - Medfield (monthly pricing) - You can try a class for free!

*full disclosure we tried the one in Newton this summer and did not love it. We may try it again when she is a little older.

Gymboree - Needham - Quincy and other locations - Music, Art and Play & Learn classes for monthly fee. You can try a class for free!

Check your local library for Story Time - The one in Roslindale Square is Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

MSPCA - Little Bookworms Story Time on Wednesdays - 10am - Suggested Donation is $5

*full disclosure I tried the one in JP and it was a little hectic but the animals were fun to look at. I am thinking she was a little young for it.

Museums! check their sites for tips on where to take the littles.

LegoLand Discovery Center - PlayZone and Events - we may have to wait and do this with the mister!

Family Sing-along at Best Sellers Cafe - Medfield, MA some Wednesday at 10am

Whole Foods in Dedham, MA has a story & Smoothie Time on Wednesdays at 9:30am, I'll be going next week and will report back!

*I will update this list and post again next month.

Anyone else have some go-to's for getting the kiddos out of the house during the winter months? Please do share in the comments. I'll keep updating this list!

We started to supervised "coloring" last week while we wait for papa and it has been fun so I started a Bebe Activities board on Pinterest with some craft ideas that I'll be trying with Z.

Now for the big question, anyone up for a playdate this winter??!