Finding fun things to do with your kids gets a bit challenging when you’re pregnant with baby number two (or three) and fighting the iron clad grips of fatigue and nausea. That’s why we’re suggesting these eco-friendly, organic, and relaxing options for you to do with your kids before the sibling arrives. Read on for 6 mommy & me ideas in and around the OC that are great for all moms and moms-to-be.


Slurp fresh squeezed organic juice
Everything makes you nauseous when you’re pregnant and you’ve got a picky eater.  Solution? Fresh squeezed organic juices that are slurp-licious and packed with essential vitamins…the natural way.  You’ll get the internal cleanse you need to stay away from feeling sluggish and your kid can get all the servings of veggies and fruits without you lifting a finger.

Ritual Juicebox is located at The CAMP and it’s a simple but classic juice stand.  No artificials added here.  Everything is cold pressed which means the juices are packed with the max amount of vitamins and goodies you can get in one cup.  They’ve got a tasty Green Lemon that has kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, celery, cucumber, green apple, and lemon.


Ritual Juicebox
2937 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, Ca

Birdie Bowl Juicery offers locally grown, organic juices that cold pressed too.  Located in The OC Mart Mix, they also offer a variety of acai bowls and parfaits to help you get your healthy dose of fruits and veggies.

Birdie Bowl Juicery

Birdie Bowl & Juicery
3313 South Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, Ca

Get your nails done the organic and eco-friendly way
The harsh chemicals that pungently greet you at a nail salon can be a hindrance to getting mommy & me mani/pedi’s, especially when you’ve got a growing fetus to protect too.  No need to fret anymore because there are no such smells at the Lollipop Nail Studio.  It offers organic, non-toxic, water-based polishes that are safe and come in a variety of fun colors.  Did we mention that you also get a lollipop to tickle your taste buds and an aromatic, organic soak for your feet that includes almond joy, groovy geranium and radical rose.

Lollipop nail studio

Lollipop Nail Studio
3313 South Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, Ca

Find energy with mommy and me yoga
Yoga is one of the best activities that benefit both kids and adults.  For pregnant moms, it helps you relieve tension on your lower back as well as calm your busy mind.  Kids can improve strength and flexibility while learning to focus.  Unfold Yoga OC offers amazing mommy and me yoga classes that incorporate music, stories, and games into the session.

Unfold Yoga OC
512 South Brea Boulevard
Brea, Ca

Shop eco-friendly baby items
Pregnant moms, let your kid shop eco-friendly baby items for their soon-to-be sibling.  You’ll get to spend some quality time picking out baby essentials with your child before your baby arrives.  SEED People’s Market offers a wide array of organic, one-of-a-kind, hypoallergenic baby clothing, accessories, toys, and books.


SEED People’s Market
2937 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, Ca

Visit story time and sing-a-long
Granola Babies offers a class called Baby Tales that is a weekly (Wednesdays at 11:15 am) story time and sing-a-long for babies and toddlers. Songs include Clap Your Hands, Two Little Blackbirds, Jack and Jill, Head and Shoulders and more. And stories vary each week featuring children’s books from Granola Babies. Parents and caregivers attend with their little ones and it’s quite popular so arrive early for best seating.  The best part is your growing fetus also benefits from hearing weekly music from the womb.

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Granola Babies
3315 South Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, Ca

Relax with a prenatal massage
Running around trying to keep up with a toddler can take its toll on your body especially if you’ve got a bun in the oven too.  Relieve all of that physical and mental tension by way of a prenatal massage from certified prenatal massage therapists.  Elements Massage just opened its doors in Spring 2013 and offers special massages by certified prenatal massage therapists.

elements massage

Elements Massage
2701 Harbor Boulevard
Suite E-3
Costa Mesa, Ca

The Spa at Pelican Hill also offers prenatal massages with a killer ocean side view.  You might want to save this one for a whole day at the spa with the girlfriends before or even after giving birth.  The resort also offers various family events on the weekends as well so be sure to call about their events calendar.

The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Road South
Newport Coast, Ca

What are your ideas for a mommy & me day with kids in tow?

–Sommy Rhee

Photos from: Ritual Juicebox, Birdie Bowl Juicery, Granola Babies, Lollipop Nail Studio,The Spa at Pelican Hill, pressjuicedirectory.comUnfold Yoga OC and Sommy herself!