Local Activities Keep Mom Sane

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As she rounded the corner and saw local photographer legend Jerry Uelsmann’s art work, she thought to herself, “Thank goodness for Tot time or I’d never get to see this show.”

Local mom, starved for creativity and culture in her life, attended the Samuel P. Harn Museum’s Tot time with her two-year old in Gainesville, Fl.

After a docent-led tour of the museum, mom and toddler work on an art piece to take home as a souvenir. Twice a month the University of Florida’s Samuel P. Harn Museum hosts a preschool hour that helps moms get out of the  house.

Culture for the preschool set! I love it.  I love that I can introduce my son to art in a more formal way.  This particular event is wonderful because the docents are prepared for little ones and I get to go to one of my favorite places in town.

He may not know his alphabet yet but he’s learning to identify elements in a piece of art!

This activity is low-cost, usually about $5, which is key to our participation.  One dollar is for the museum and four is for parking.

Another local activity that fills up half a day for us is the local library’s reading hour.  The newly renovated library branch that we go to added a toddler playground and a coffee shop.  Can you say heaven?

They have toddler-friendly computers which have touch screens and nothing but child-friendly games.  Aden finally figured out how to use the computer mouse this past month.  That has made the games a lot more challenging and fun for him.

Between these activities and play dates we stay busy!  Now if I could just get more efficient in my writing! Ha!  At least I have been taking a lot more photographs.  If only there were more hours in the week!

Are you a stay-at-home mom? What do you do to stay sane?  Do you take field trips?  Do you come up with crafts?  Does having more than one child affect your activities?

~Life as Mom

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