Active Moms & Awesome Babies shares their activity and tip of the week with RVA Parenting for the Week of March 27th.
Activity of the Week: Come play at Cartwheels and Coffee, a quaint little coffee shop nestled in the heart of Carytown. Cartwheels is filled with toys that encourage pretend play as well as an enclosed play area for kids and a separate baby playing area.
There is a daily activity that takes place at 10 a.m. This includes singing and dancing classes and a story time on Friday, the daily activity is included in the admission. The cost is $5 per child, and children under one are free! There is a gourmet coffee menu and delicious muffins to snack on. It’s going to be rainy this week so it is the perfect time to try a fun new indoor activity.
Me time: A blissful thought we hear about regularly but experience rarely. If you are like me, you probably follow a variety of parenting and mommy pages on social media. It seems like at least once every few days there is a post about taking time for you: me time.
I am in full support of taking time for you and unwinding, however, until Red Door spa starts offering complimentary child care, we have to get a little creative in how we make this me time, a reality.
This is my suggestion: Making your own me time. Time away from your everyday routine can sometimes be all you need when you start to feel like you are in need of a little break. Going to a place like Cartwheels and Coffee where you can sit at a table, sip some coffee, and take a few moments to breathe while your children are stimulated and playing safely really can make you feel like a new person.
Enclosed play areas are how I survived my third trimester when I was pregnant with my second daughter. Sometimes the mommy workload is a lot to take on and a vacation or spa day isn’t in the cards. Getting out and letting your little ones play independently can be a great way to sneak in a little time to recharge!
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