4 Reasons Play Dates Are Important

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    One of the most important things in my first year as a mother was a regular date with a fellow new mother, whose son was a month younger than mine. We met for lunch, followed by some play time for our babies, nearly every week. From cafes to indoor play gyms to each other’s houses, we fostered a friendship that went beyond our children. It was a much-needed addition to my life as mom and one that I feel is important. I highly recommend regular play dates for babies and mothers – it saved my sanity, and gave me a measure of normalcy. Here are 4 more reasons play dates are fun and important. 

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4 Reasons Play Dates Are Important

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, she traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison is a former blogger (Writing, Wishing), and her writing has been featured on Mamalode,On Parenting at The Washington Post,The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, Club Mid, andDrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists ... More

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