Before I left on maternity leave, I had this romantic idea of all these great things I was going to do with my daughter*. We were going to go to:
I had a super long list of things I wanted to do while on leave. Did I do everything? No! Of course not. I had a baby to take care of! BUT I did do a lot of things. My goal with this maternity calendar, was to put all these great idea of things I could do in Ottawa in one place.
By creating a “maternity leave” calendar it helped give me a good idea on what I wanted to do that week or even that day. Some days are easier than others with a baby. Some days you’re up for bundling them up and heading out the door, while others you couldn’t even be bothered to get out of your pyjamas.
As some of you might know, I’m a huge fan of Google Calendar. My husband and I have used it for years to sync our calendars together. Google also has a great ability for syncing my Google Calendar right to my iCal on my iPhone. It works seamlessly and also helped us avoid a lot of conflicts for double booking events.
This post has two parts.
First, let’s teach you how to set up your Google Calendar and learn how to create an extra calendar with your Google account.
Second, here is a list of great places in Ottawa (mostly west-end) that I added to my maternity leave calendar:
- Goodlife JUMP! hours
- Storytime at Chapters
- Early Years Centre playground and events
- Mommy and Baby Yoga
- Stars and Strollers
- Events at Bayshore Shopping Centre
- Free museum night
- City of Ottawa – Public Swim Schedule and Baby Express Drop-Ins
- Tiny Hoppers Playgroup
Do you have any idea of other activities you could add to a maternity calendar? Something that happens once or a few times a week that new moms can do with their little ones (drop in style recommended).
If you have any questions on how to set this up, please contact me.