Hey, Mom! Watch this!

It is the echoing cry of children throughout the playground: "Hey, Mom! Watch this!"...more

Park Moms: Observations from the Playground

At the playground, Kay goes off to play with the first kid she sees (shy she is not), and I get to people watch. Here are some of the personalities I've noticed at the park. Which one are you closest too? ...more
This is so true! Id have to say depending on how much sleep I had the night before I'm either ...more

Are You Suffering from Playground Fatigue Syndrome? There's Hope for You!

I have a confession to make: I don’t like going to the playground with my kids. Over the past eight years, I have logged in some serious time at playgrounds. Hours upon hours of monkey bars, ladders, merry-go-rounds, rings, rock walls, slides -- of the twisty, straight, bumpy and tunnel varieties -- swings, zip-lines, you name it. When the girls were younger, I loved going to the park because it was a way to get out of the house, get fresh air and Vitamin D, and let the kids burn off some energy....more
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A Preemie Paradise (At the Park)

Happy Friday, everyone! Things have been a little heavy on the blog this week, huh? Well, let's lighten it up a bit, shall we? Yesterday, Jax and I got to meet 4 preemie moms and their kids at the park! It was amazing being in a group of women who just "got it." Everyone shared stories and asked questions without any judgement. They understood what I meant when I said "...more

Time at the Playground (365 Days of Blessings – Day 132)

I am thankful for time at the playgroundThis week has been superbly beautiful. Wonderful weather even prompted me to pack away my winter decorations a week before spring! And with this has come our first experience of taking Poppet to the playground (well, the first experience where she actually is old enough to enjoy it more than her Papa!)Warmest regards,...more

Reality Check. Part II

We returned to the scene of the crime and I'm going to describe what happened....more

Reality Check.

Today Charlie, Van and I went to the largest playground in our area with a friend and her daughter since it is absolutely beautiful outside right now. When we first arrived there were only a few other parents with their kids but as time went on more and more began to show up....more

A Tale of Two Playgrounds

 @Barbarahughes Thank you, Barbara. Glad you enjoyed! And yes, spring is phenomenal. The only ...more

Chasing Normal

Anne Kimball Bringing Borya Home <div align="left"><strong><em>Running.</em></strong> I was running. Running fast. I was faster than everyone at my old school. They never could catch me. In my old school, worlds away in New Jersey, I ran with fear. I ran to keep from being caught....more

Ditched: Scene from a memoir I haven't written yet

This is a new feature on my blog: “Scene from a memoir I haven’t written yet.” Please link up to this writing prompt link party at the end of the post.DitchedI roam the playground of West Hill School with Meg, Tracy, and another girl whose name escapes me. Meg is the center of our little group; she calls the shots, and the rest of us fall in and out of the spot as her favorite....more