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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons including Chicago and Boston. Exercise is an integral part of my life. I hope to one day go back to long distance running and tackle the New York City Marathon. Right now I run after my one year old son. Although I am a stay-at-home mom, we are rarely "at home." My mom also stayed at home with my brother and me. She warned me that, although rewarding, it can be isolating. So, with her help, I learned the importance of getting out into the community and meeting other mothers. On the rare occasion when I am at home and have a hand or two free, I squeeze in time to scrapbook. As a new mom, many challenges are thrown my way. I hope my opinions, triumphs, and struggles help experienced parents reminisce, new parents cope, and parents-to-be get an honest glimpse of what the first years of motherhood can entail. (Hide)
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This afternoon our kids had a break from the constant countdown to Christmas. A good friend of ours suggested checking out the newly remodeled Nealon Park. What a treat! Spending the afternoon at Nealon was the perfect break from the holiday rush.
It’s hard to find a playground that is interesting for all 3 of our kids, but Nealon quite possibility accomplished that.
There were benches to feed or hold a tired and hungry little one. And there were many play structures all over the playground that were perfect for toddlers.
It was so much fun to watch our older kids run from one structure to the next. Our older kids quickly found out that this park has tons of climbing equipment. And two big perks of the old playground were still there - a long twisty slide and many swings.
If you haven’t checked out the newly remodeled Nealon Park yet, here is a video
posted last year giving a peek at the nature-themed playground. As wonderful as the holidays are, I greatly needed an afternoon off from Christmas preparation. And, after seeing so many happy kids and adults at Nealon today, it was clear they enjoyed the break too.