Friday, May 18, 2012

What to do ... What to do

Hi Y'all. I'm Kristin.

I'd like to tell you a bit about myself.

I knew I wanted to be a mom the day I met my husband. But I wanted to be a writer since I was 16. It was a difficult, yet somehow easy, decision to make to stop writing. When I gave up sports journalism in the spring of 2004, my whole world changed. I didn't want to give up one for the other, but sports writing is just not a family-friendly occupation. I am excited to finally be able to bring the two together.

Five years after leaving journalism, I had a baby girl, our first. I couldn't wait to take her to the park, play catch, go fishing & teach her all the things I love to do.

NOW, 3 years later I have to schedule time into my week to stay home with my 2 girls (yes, that's right I am the mother of a 2 1/2 & a 1 year old). There is just so much to do here in the Raleigh area.

It's not likely this will be a daily blog - or even a regular weekly blog (although I want to try). But I want to share with other mommies, stay-at-home or working outside the home, some of the WONDERFUL things I have done in Raleigh/Cary/Apex/Holly Springs/Fuquay-Varina. So when I find something new (to me) I will share it with you.

I prefer the free activities, but that's not always possible. My plan is to give you the details, the highlights, low lights & then the costs. And I am cheap, so I may even factor in gas $$ estimates for the Holly Springs, NC mommies. (My GPS calculates that for me. LOVE IT)

ALSO, I am far from an expert (like I said, my oldest is only 2 1/2). I meet mommies (& a few daddies) all the time who tell me about something new. PLEASE share any ideas with me!

My first activity blog will be about Pullen Park in Raleigh. Why? IT'S MY FAVORITE!!!!!!

Later Crocodile


  1. What a good idea! I could have used this when you were little. We kind of hit the same spots....your brothers' games, swimming lessons, t-ball, softball, tennis, gymnastics, the games. I think we missed out on a lot of the activities that were going on because we were so busy going to our own. Maybe you can research the Mankato/St. Peter area for Moms around here! Halle wants to know.....

  2. Kristin, I am so proud of you! What an amazing idea! - Jen

    1. I'm curious about where you are going tomorrow! What's your 2nd favorite place to go? You don't know me, but this sounds like fun.

    2. Hmmm, good question! I love Brueggers Music Time on Thursdays at 10 a.m. - love the Farmer's Market, Harris Lake Park, Crowder Park is nice ... tough to say!