Mama in the City since 2008 and blogging since 2009!

A Day In The Life Of Mama in the City

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July 8, 2011 // Uncategorized

It’s just another random day for me and today I had places to go and things to do. Living in the city has a few obvious differences than living somewhere else. The biggest difference I can think of is that we walk everywhere instead of driving a car to and from errands and appointments.

This morning started off at 6:16 AM and I had a few things on my ‘to do’ list so I planned to shape my day around those them. First task of the day was an 11 AM routine doctors appointment, followed by my regular blood work for diabetes. Today I had to bring Ben along to these appointments, so I made sure to have a bit of fun before being all quiet and serious in the doctors office. I don’t usually bring Ben with me, but my husband is up to his eyeballs in work and I didn’t want to get a sitter for such a short appointment.

We headed out the door just after 9:30 AM and our first stop on our walk was Agro, the local coffee shop we frequent a lot. I sat and sipped a perfectly made cappuccino while Ben nibbled a slice of their vegan banana bread. I kept prepping Ben about what a good boy he was going to be while I was getting poked in the arm at the lab. It really could be a potential disaster bringing a toddler into a lab.

We finished up and continued to walk up Davie Street, turning off to visit Emery Barnes playground and water feature. I always carry a few extra pennies for Ben to toss into the water fountain whenever we go. This is such a nice park in the middle of the city and there are always so many families out playing and random people sitting and enjoying the gardens. A great thing about living in Vancouver is all of the planned out parks and playgrounds for families to visit.

After all that fun activity, I pushed the stroller up the hill and made it to the doctors office. I still use my UppaBaby stroller quite frequently with Ben. Since most of our transportation involves walking, it is a must for this Mama in the City! Ben gets out and does some walking alongside the stroller, but if there are errands to do I like to stroll at a good pace.

I had promised Ben that if he was well behaved during all of my appointments, I’d take him to the Chapters bookshop for a little browsing and playtime in the children’s section. This is one of his favourite things to do and he was utterly delighted when we pulled up to the bookshop after my appointment. We browsed and I picked up a new book for myself and little Ben enjoyed his playtime at the train table.

We rolled through the front door just after 1:30 PM and Ben went off for his afternoon nap in about 3 seconds flat. I’ve already promised him that we’ll head back outside when he wakes up. I plan to make the most of this sunny Summer day!

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Hi! I'm Andrea, a 30 something girl who loves living the downtown lifestyle and didn't want to give it up once I started a family. Mama in the City since 2008 and blogging since 2009!

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