It’s not easy to find new ways to keep kids busy, (let’s just say we might have gotten into a Bob the Builder rut over here). But we’re sharing 3 apps that we love to help discover new ways to play near you. That makes mama and babes happy. ?‍?‍?‍?


1. Mommy Nearest

Mommy Nearest knows where you are—and that’s why it’s so powerful. The app will search your location (take it on vacation!) to find a variety of kid-friendly activities from libraries to play centers to top-rated parks. Reviews from other parents give you the inside word, and the app gives you a ton of ideas to discover kid-friendly activities in your own backyard.

2. Map of Play

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The Map of Play app aims to know the location of every playground in America—letting you visit lesser-known gems or the big hits in your area. If mama needs a change of scenery today, use the app to find a new place to watch your little ones go wild.

3. Yuggler

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Yuggler takes the activity app to the next level by not only suggesting places to go nearby—but giving you creative ideas of things to do there. Don’t just go to the local skating rink—organize a speed skater contest! Don’t just drop the kids at the gym—take a workout class together. We love the creativity that makes mamas life so much easier.


Courtney Barker

British mom Courtney Barker is sharing the story of how her son, 7-month-old Arthur contracted COVID-19 in the hopes of preventing other families from going through what hers is. Thankfully, little Arthur is now feeling better, but last week he was rushed to the hospital.

His mama recalled the experience in a now-viral Facebook post that is attracting worldwide attention.

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