This is How We Do: Rest & Independent Play


What do you do when your baby stops napping but you still need some time to yourself each day? In the first of our brand-new “This Is How We Do” episodes, Indiana, April and Ashlee share how they carve out time for themselves each day now that their kids are older. Quiet time, rest time, play-by-yourself-away-from-mommy-time ... whatever you call it, this is when momma gets a much-needed break. Plus, you’ll learn why Ashlee is still hanging on to her baby gate, why Indiana doesn’t keep toys in her kids’ rooms, and the magical “adventure treat” April hands out to keep her kids busy.  

Show Notes

Mentioned in this episode:

Essay by Ashlee Gadd: R.I.P. Nap Time

Ashlee recommends: Magna-Tiles, Alexa, baby gate, marble runmagic track

April recommends: Magna-Tiles (seconded!), toy shopping cart, "adventure treats"

Indiana recommends: Design Mom (book), My Tot Clock, kids' white noise machine, blackout curtains, LED desk lamp

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Show credits: 
Hosted by Indiana AdamsAshlee Gadd, and April Hoss, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings.


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