Fun Fall Activities for Expecting Moms
November 24, 2020If you’re a fall-aholic and a mommy-to-be, you’re sure to find some fun things to do this season! From planning the perfect autumn-themed maternity photos, to visiting a pumpkin patch, to indulging in the season’s most delicious bounty, we’ve got some great ideas for fun fall activities for expecting moms.
Fall Maternity Photo Shoot
As the landscape changes and the leaves turn a striking array of colors, now is the perfect time for stunning outdoor maternity photos. Whether you work with a professional photographer and pull out all the stops with props and editing, or you simply grab your smartphone and a friend to snap some candid shots in a gorgeous setting, planning a fall maternity photo session is pretty easy and will give you photos to cherish for a lifetime.
Visit a Farmers Market
One of the best parts about being pregnant in the fall is the food! Visiting your local fall farmers market can give you something fun to do out of the house while offering a way to snag some of the season’s best ingredients for healthy fall recipes. This time of year is best for sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, apples, pears, mushrooms, cabbage, onions, and of course, pumpkins and other gourds. A farmers market can also be a great place to get locally sourced pickles, jams, jellies, honey, meat, and a whole lot more!
Grow Your Social and Professional Circles
Fall is typically when kids go back to school, and life goes from the less-structured days of summer to more regimented schedules. While this can be great for getting back into a regular routine, it can be easy to forget about your own social needs. And don’t forget, once the holiday season officially begins, there will be family obligations, shopping, and travel plans to make. So now could be an excellent time to join a mom’s group or another social group that speaks to your own interests. Here are a few ideas and resources:
- Join a book club. (Some book clubs require a personal invite from a current member. Check out meetup.com or contact your local library for more information on joining a book club in your area.)
- Want to combine socializing with your professional goals? Browse your local Chamber of Commerce website, church bulletin, newspaper, or online magazine for information on local business-related networking sites like Rotary or another civic club.
- Are you struggling with a specific aspect (or multiple aspects) of motherhood? Look into joining a support group. There’s no shame in seeking help and support from other people dealing with the same struggles. From support groups for breastfeeding mothers to postpartum depression survivors to moms of multiples, there’s probably a group nearby or online that speaks to your needs. And since so much is being done remotely now, thanks to COVID-19, you may not be limited to your local area. Even social media sites such as Facebook can have support groups with worldwide membership.
Pick Your Own Pumpkin
This is arguably the quintessential fall activity. Visiting a pumpkin patch and getting to select the perfect pumpkin can be a lot of fun, especially if you bring the family! (And, by the way, pumpkin patches make excellent photo shoot locations in case you need a few ideas for the first suggestion in this article.) If there isn’t a pumpkin patch nearby, maybe you can get creative and visit whatever type of agritourism places you do have in your area. Some ideas could be visiting a vineyard, creamery, or orchard. Being an agritourist is fun, but it also helps support local farmers – a win, win!
Whatever you end up doing to celebrate the fall season as a mom-to-be, be sure to follow all health and safety protocols and remember the three W’s for protecting yourself against the coronavirus: Wear a Face Covering, Wash Your Hand Frequently, and Wait at Least Six Feet Away From Others. Have a fun, happy, and safe fall season!
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