Edmonds Kind of Play: Camps, concerts, crafts and cooking to fill your summer

So far this summer, we’ve started camp, swim lessons at Yost Pool, gone to a Mariner’s game, and called Poison Control (cherry pits.) We aren’t even half way through summer yet! That has me hopeful for a lot more fun and a bit nervous about repeat phone calls to Poison Control. Bedtimes are later, feet…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Making the transition to summer fun

I don’t know one parent who isn’t totally frazzled from the change in their routine as we transition from school-year schedules to summer activity schedules. I have often said, “He has trouble with transitions” in reference to one or both of my kids, but as it turns out, the apples don’t fall far from the spazzy…

Edmonds Kind of Play: School’s out… so time for summer camp

Summer break is not even 48 hours old and I’ve already “shared” too many links on Facebook, spent too much money at Target, watched “Frozen” twice, and thought ‘this is so great’ moments before counting the minutes ‘til our camps start. The reaction I’ve seen from friends is everything from “I’m already over summer” to…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Activities for your summer bucket list

Now is a great time to get a head start on summer. For some it means starting work on your summer bucket list, a list of fun activities meant to all be done by summer’s end. For others, it’s booking a campground or planning a road trip. When I was younger, that may have meant…

Edmonds Kind of Play: What about Wilderness Camp this summer — right in Edmonds

Lots of us just made it through Spring Break and then a holiday that involves irresistible candy. The Easter Bunny meant to bring my kids Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs, twice, but she (the bunny is a “she” per the resident 8-year-old) couldn’t deliver those delicious egg-shaped pockets of peanut butter anywhere other than straight down…

Edmonds Kind of Play: At your wit’s end with spring break? Try these ideas

As spring break winds down, its effect on our family is becoming more evident. My 4-year-old has informed me that he doesn’t want to live here as I am apparently a buzz kill who sometimes shuts the new mini-van doors without the “help” of little hands and doesn’t condone disrupting every situation we walk into….

Edmonds Kind of Play: Youth football and cheer — and glass camp!

When I was a new parent, I was baffled at how everyone seemingly just knew where and when to sign up for kids sports. We have tried our fair share of avenues to find the right thing for each child; I guess we are always kind of working on that. Once you meet other Moms,…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Time to register your child for summer camp!

I just got an email from Edmonds Parks and Recreation that said, “Mark your calendars! Summer camp registration begins Monday, March 17.” Fearing little more than a summer full of, “I’m bored! What are we doing today?” I had it marked on my calendar. Most people I know, including myself, have had that sinking “I…

Edmonds Kind of Play: ‘Peter Pan’ at Edmonds Elementary this weekend

There is something so satisfying in telling anyone that will listen that you are under the weather. Sometime, when I see people on Facebook posting about being sick, I have that thought that a lot of us do, “Why are you telling everyone?!?” Fast forward to the moment I get sick. My orders of thoughts…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Resources for new moms — you are not alone

This week, our babysitter had her first baby. My sons were over the moon about it, having witnessed Chelsy’s belly grow as she watched them while I went to parent-teacher conferences and, well, more parent-teacher conferences. I have a video of my youngest crying because he wanted a baby, He was/is sad that I won’t…

Edmonds Kind of Play: ‘Mommy and Me’ movie day, last-minute Valentine ideas

I’ve realized my inner monologue is mostly questions followed by an expletive these days. “Why are the kids are off of school Friday?” “I have to help you make what?” “Wait, weren’t you JUST off school last week.” I’ll spare you the spicy language, but I think we’re probably on the same page as to…