Get Outside To Clear Your Head

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Tuesday night was a very hard night.  I posted this on Instagram and I know many moms have had the same thought at some point or another:

It was a really rough night. And a really rough morning. Will Luke ever sleep more than 4 hours at a time? Hope it’s not when pigs fly.

So when it came time to pick up Luke, instead of driving there, I decided to walk and get some fresh air.  I was grateful that mid-day it was warm but a nice breeze was circling around me.  My in-laws live just over a half mile away from our house, which offers up great opportunities like this.  I’m sure I looked funny pushing the empty stroller. But, whatevs.  I had to make a quick drop to Aubrey’s preschool (also just around the corner) because this morning I forgot to pack her more Pull-Ups.

Maxi Cosi Kaia Stroller Review

I threw them in the basket and went on my way.  I had my Spotify blaring on my iPhone and just enjoyed the 10 minute walk in quiet. Well, except for my music.  I’ve not owned a double-bar handle stroller before.  I’ve heard how it can be more difficult to push one handed than the types with one bar across to push.  But I tried walking (pushing empty) and it felt about the same as my single bar one I use as well.  The Maxi-Cosi Kaia is a bit lighter than my City Select, but folds up SO much smaller.  I have been keeping it in my car for quick trips! Like this one to Target last week!

Just taking our new #maxicosi #kaia for a spin at our favorite store! Oh. And buying him boy sippy cups 🙂 

But back to my walk alone.  When I picked up Luke, we took the long way home. I turned Spotify down real low, and we just walked and enjoyed the birds chirping, Luke’s babbling, and gazing around the neighborhood.

Maxi Cosi Kaia Stroller Review

I fit the entire Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy backpack in the bottom undercarriage. I just had to unsnap the front area to fit it in easily.  

Since we are currently renting, I always like to check out the many styles of homes in our area to see what I like to narrow down our future search for our forever home.  We definitely want a one story, and who doesn’t love a porch?  A lot of the homes where we live are used for filming and there was a huge zombie movie filmed about 2 months ago all in this area, across a few different properties.

Maxi Cosi Kaia Stroller Review

I sometimes wonder if folks still hang out on the front porch like they seem to do back in the day in film.  Would Jon and I hang out on ours? Or would we retreat to the backyard and let the kids play there?  On this walk, Luke didn’t fall asleep.  But I bet if I pushed him around longer, and reclined the seat all the way back, he’d pass out in an instant.  Who doesn’t like to fall asleep with the sounds of nature filling your ears?  The Kaia stroller in this pattern (Bohemian Blue) has a removable striped seat cover that reveals an even more neutral fabric.  Teal is one of my favorite colors, in case you didn’t notice (with this site!).

Maxi Cosi Kaia Stroller Review

By time we made it home, I felt so much better.  It seems like such a simple thing – to get out, experience nature.  Sometimes (I know from my experience) it just seems to be “too much work” to spend a bit of time outside. But you know what? If you make the time, it will carry over into your entire well-being and improve your spirits. I’m sure there’s research to back up my claim.  So take a break and head outside!

Maxi Cosi Kaia Stroller Review

Thank you Maxi-Cosi for sending me Maxi Cosi  Kaia stroller to try out.  I’m not sure if Luke enjoys it more than me. Obviously in this photo I’m happier than he is.  For more information on the stroller and to see where you can purchase this limited edition color, please visit Maxi-Cosi’s site!


  1. says

    I love your pics and the fact that a diaper bag fits in the basket in that stroller! That’s so hard to do in most strollers! For us sometimes just getting outside is a big feat. I can’t imagine what it will be like with two one day. lol

  2. says

    The stroller looks lovely, and if it folds smaller that the city mini but drives the same way, then I’m sure it is a major hit. And about your first instagram, I’m on the same boat… when will my little one sleep more than 4 hours at the time at night?!! He does sleep through the night, but he interrupts my sleep to feed in the middle still, and I feel like one of those zombies you’re talking about…

  3. Nina Withers says

    I really like this. I have the same diaper bag and have a hard time fitting it anywhere! Do you use a double stroller at all?

    • says

      Yes. I have the baby jogger city select where I can add on the extra seat when we need it. But it literally takes up the entire back of my SUV. Granted, it’s not the largest. But still.

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