Erin is a mom of two and has been with Today’s Mama for ten years. She is charged with finding and sharing all of the wonderful things the web has to offer. She is particularly fond of food, photography, printables, and funny things. She writes about losing weight in her Healthy Living for Mom series, and is chronicling her attempt to master her DSLR camera with her series, Big Girl Camera.

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One Resolution for 2012: Get Out of the House with My Kids

Carina told me I had to inspired me to pick one resolution for 2012.

Um, I already did. Thanks for reading my posts, Carina!

I like resolutions, so what the heck, let’s add one more to the short list. In 2012, my one resolution is to Get Out of the House with My Kids.

You see, 2011 wasn’t a big year for getting out on the town. Or really, out of the house at all for that matter. 2011 was the year in which going grocery shopping was my big “mommy break” for the week.

Oh sure, those first few postpartum solo trips to Target are downright euphoric. But once the magic of not waddling wears off, you’re back to shopping being just another chore on the list.

How I Spent 2011. WORTH IT.

Last winter I was massively pregnant. Last spring and summer I was juggling a preschooler and The World’s Fussiest/Hungriest Baby. Fall rolled around and we managed two wonderful family trips—roadtrip to Yellowstone and a cruise, but that was pretty much it.

I got us to Cabo San Lucas, but I couldn’t get us to the park?

Hence the “get out of the house” resolution.

Now that I’ve figured out how to keep the Baby Boy’s belly full for a good 2 hours and have made peace with the fact that laundry is going to be a daily task, I’m ready to go toss some bread at a few ducks.

Maybe check out the Children’s Museum.

Visit the Aquarium that my daughter has been begging to go back to since 2010.

Go for a bike ride.

Camp out in the backyard.

All that good stuff.


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2012 Resolution: Get Organized 

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  1. Anastasia @ Eco-Babyz 01/09/2012 at 2:31 pm

    With my 3 y.o. and 2 month old I’m pretty much stuck home for winter in New England, except for days when it is 45 degrees or warmer 🙂 But just wait till spring rolls around! You will not find us home!

  2. Katie 01/09/2012 at 8:40 am

    I love to get out of the house with my kiddos now that they’re a bit more…easy?! Some days it is nothing more than a simple walk down our street – a few deep breaths and some fresh air. Other days we dress up and go to the art museum and have a lunch date. No matter what, it’s always an adventure, another story of something we did. Dig!
    Enjoy your outings!

  3. Carina Wytiaz 01/05/2012 at 1:57 pm

    I’ll read your posts when I FEEL LIKE IT, Erin.

    And I’m always impressed when my friends tell me they’ve left the house. Like, with all of your kids? And then I try to find a Xanax.

  4. Katie Fagundes 01/05/2012 at 9:21 am

    With a 2 month old and a 2 year old I feel the exact same way. The grocery store is our big “trip” too and takes forever! I am looking forward to more exciting trips in 2012.