When you have a baby, it’s easy for your world to shrink. I get it. I’ve been there. I still am. But it doesn’t have to. It’s possible to take a day trip with a baby — and have fun doing it!
Is traveling with a baby easy? No. Anyone who tells you otherwise is bonkers. This is especially true if you were used to taking spontaneous trips pre-baby. Gone are the days of slipping on your shoes, grabbing your keys, and hitting the road.
In the last few months, I’ve traveled a lot. Just not in the way I expected.
I’ve gone miles upon miles over dirt paths and gravel roads. With my 26-pound (and growing) 10-month-old, I’ve stomped through mud puddles and creeks. We’ve clamored over fallen trees, spent many an afternoon crawling through the grass, and often enjoyed physically distant visits with the neighbors.
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Even though we’d been planning to get pregnant, I hadn’t thought a lot about running my business and taking care of a newborn. Was self-employed maternity leave possible? I wanted the freedom to recover and bond with my baby. But I wasn’t sure how my small business would survive.
As I write this, it’s been four months of physical distancing. I mourn those we’ve lost and grieve for those separated from loved ones, who lost their jobs, and who shut down their businesses. All things considered, my little family of four (husband, 8-month-old, and fur baby) has been holding up all too well (hello guilt!) in our country home.
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To some, this might be the woman who hunts, forages, and grows all her own food. It could be the bad mamba jam who hikes 8-plus miles into the woods, pitches a tent and rocks her babe to sleep under the stars.
And while these insanely impressive women are definitely outdoorsy moms — I don’t believe they’re the only ones.
For me, an outdoorsy mom with a baby is any gal who has young children and loves maintaining an active lifestyle outside. That’s what this post is about.
We planned to get pregnant. I dutifully took my temperature each morning and peed on ovulation sticks each month. And when one line became two, “Can You Fight Postpartum Depression Before Birth? Here Are 5 Ways I Tried.”
Now that Pepper’s here, one of the questions I’m asked most often is, ‘How are you doing it all?’ The answer is, I’m not.
If anyone has mastered the art of cooking, cleaning, baby-rearing, AND running a business on their own – kudos you unicorn. Share your magic. The rest of us everyday new-parent folk are just trying to keep our heads above water — one life hack at a time.