Edmonds Kind of Play: Summer camp options near and far

One of the best parts of writing “Edmonds Kind of Play” is bringing all kinds of good news, by way of cool, local groups and events, to people in my boat; an overcrowded, messy, loud boat that costs too much and doesn’t listen. So, sharing the news that Edmonds Parks and Recreation will no longer…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Now’s the time to begin planning for kindergarten

Kindergarten registration is now open, so we are re-posting Jennifer Marx’s column from last month as a reminder for parents. Of the traditional milestones that come with being a parent, signing up for kindergarten and the subsequent drop off on the first day have probably brought me the most angst and dismay. It is an…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Kid-friendly activities for the Super Bowl

Last year, I wrote a column featuring what to do with the kids while you tried to watch a Seahawks’ playoff game uninterrupted. When it came time for the big game this Sunday, I tossed around the idea of writing a new column. That is until I got the sense of dread I’ve been dealing…

Edmonds Kind of Play: What to do with kids during upcoming release days

With all the commercials and store displays up after Halloween, it is hard to not know the holidays are coming. But changes in school schedules are like federal holidays — what feel like random early release days, Teacher Professional Development Days, and the mother of them all, Spring Break, seem to sneak up on you….

Edmonds Kind of Play: Local ways families can give back

It’s the time of year where requests for toys seen in commercials between cartoons are at all all-time high. It makes you wonder what kind of mind control tricks have been engineered to make your kids want something so desperately. Then I remembered I HAD to have a Cabbage Patch Kid, a Care Bear, the…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Six ways to spot an Edmonds Mom

I am not from the Northwest, but having been in Edmonds for almost 10 years, it’s the only place I’ve lived as a Mom. In my trips back home and my interaction with Mom friends who live in other places, I’ve realized that you can kind of spot different Moms from different places based on what…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Worried about child luring? Quick tips to protect your kids

In light of the child luring incident reported at Madrona K-8 school last weekend, we are reposting this column from November 2014. Around Halloween, I got an email from my oldest son’s school explaining there had been “two reported incidents of child luring” in the area. Nothing makes you realize you have the “it won’t…

Edmonds Kind of Play: MOPS for preschoolers, soccer, Street Scramble and more

I know it rains here the majority of the year, but something about a beautiful summer erases all the memories of wet days spent indoors trying to entertain the kids. With our first taste of rain this school year, the reactions vary depending on what age your kids are. If you have really little ones, the hunt for what…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Can it be? Start of school just around corner

There is just under a month of summer left, but if your mail is any indication, it may as well be Labor Day weekend. I was just out of town on a “vacation” with the kids and our neighbors picked up our mail. When we went through the haul, it seemed like bills, back-to-school ads,…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Coming up — outdoor events galore

Well, you very likely found out if the kids’ rain jackets still fit this week. By now, you can go out and get one because every store you walk into is full of “School Clothes” designed for fall weather. In the last few days, I have had conversations with friends about back to school shopping…