Move over baby Skyler, there's a new tot in town strolling around in the year's most fashionable stroller. He may only be 6 weeks old, but Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy's son, Bing, is already showing his stylish ways. While Mom and Dad grabbed a bite of lunch in North London today, their lil one rested in Bugaboo's Cameleon stroller with a Missoni fabric package. Currently back ordered, the $270 Cameleon Missoni Accessories Package, which also includes a cotton blanket in the designer's signature chevron pattern, is quickly becoming the fabric of choice for this year's crop of new moms. The stroller is a bit fancier than the Bob Revolution and Silver Cross umbrella strollers Kate pushed when Ryder was little. Also adorning the baby's ride was one of our favorite baby blankets, Aden and Anais' Jungle Jam Swaddle ($50 for four). Looks like Kate and Matt's son is starting out life with some popular choices!
When the going gets tough, the tough go walking? Lil ones aren't always the speediest beings, and when mama's in a hurry, they have a knack for moving at a snail's pace. Getting in and around the mall, or through a busy zoo, is often easiest when they're off their feet and in a stroller. But in an age of childhood obesity and general lack of physical activity, there's growing judgment about older kids being pushed through the day in a carriage.
The popular blog TooBigForStroller.com pokes fun of parents who can be seen pushing children who are obviously old enough to walk. Though funny at first, the site has drawn the ire of parents who say they just aren't ready to give up the convenience of the pushchairs. When did you put on the brakes and send your tot walking?
Like lots of moms, I'm very good at extolling the benefits of me time. Studies have shown that when moms take time for themselves, they feel better about themselves, are better parents to their kids, and are better partners to their spouses. But actually scheduling time for ourselves – between work, school runs, doctor's appointments, team practices, etc. – is easier said than done.
Sometime last December I decided I was ready to spend a little time on bettering myself. I'd spent so much time helping my two young tots achieve their goals that mine had slipped to the bottom of the to-do list. Don't get me wrong, I love helping my lil ones work toward a goal – be it taking their first steps and completing the newest section of a Lego set – but before kids, I had a list of goals for myself and I decided to revisit it.
Though I'd never run more than a 10K race (and that was way before I had kids), on a whim, I registered for the NYC Half Marathon – a 13.2-mile race through heart of the city I call home. Without much time to train during the week, my older son and I headed to the gym each weekend. I would drop him off with his friends at babysitting, get my run in, and head home to a weekend filled with typical kiddie activities. My tyke knew I was exercising downstairs, but that was about it.