Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Introduction to Kidding Around in Town [dot] com

Our (my husband and my) goal is to provide parents with information, a forum, a voice, and most importantly a partnership. I am the mother of two little girls. My oldest is 3 and her little sister (and target of her frustration) is 18 months old. My husband is a wiz at the internet and works for Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center so I am lucky. This idea came to me while doing what I love most - things with my girls. I was looking for a place to find what is going on in town for kids their ages. As a matter of fact it was just when my oldest turned three that I realized that this opened up a whole new realm of things to do. So I began my search for a calendar of events for this area.

What I found was that there was no good, inclusive source of information about what to do with kids in town. There are many web sites and magazines that give you some information but I wanted something comprehensive that I could look at in the form of a calendar and then make decisions about what I wanted to do after having looked at all (most) of the options in one place. Since I could not find anything like this I made it myself. I am not claiming to have captured absolutely everything going on but I think it is pretty darn close! There is a submission form on this site for things I may have missed. Please let me know and I will add whatever!

Given the economic environment of the present time I have also paid special attention to discounted and FREE events and I have an entire calendar dedicated to “Meal Deals” in town. Check it out! I have currently limited the area included to Winston-Salem, Clemmons and Lewisville just in the interest of getting something out there that will serve my immediate community. I will probably start including other surrounding areas soon…My goal is to have the next month’s calendar completed by the 15th of the previous month (ex: September will be complete by August 15th).

I also really like to write about children and I have a real interest in learning about most things concerning them so you will find a blog here that I hope you will read and comment on. Let’s be friends and support each other. I think we have a lot to learn from one another. It is important to feel safe in talking about issues regarding our children. Mothers need a sounding board. I think we need a place to go to ask those questions that we have always wanted to but never got the chance to. Personally I have had a lot of them. From things like what kind of sunscreen works the best to fast and healthy meal ideas there are so many things we need to talk about J I love talking about my girls and I love being there for other parents who maybe going through something I have either been through or know something about. And if I don’t know the answer or have any advice I am sure that one of you does! There are so many things I have wanted to talk about since the birth of my first child in 2006 and I can think of no better way to share and support than this. Please join me in the journey of raising my kids.

We will not ever charge parents for using whatever we have available on this site but if you like what you see please tell everyone! This is what will keep us going-traffic. We would like to keep the site going for us but it is more important to keep it going for you all and for all of our children. After all, we all need each other.

We are so excited to have you!

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