How to Parent a Kid You Don’t Know

Teaching kids safety around the water includes teaching them to look for and expect adult supervision at pools, beaches, etc., AND teaching them expected behaviors. Lifeguards have a big job keeping an eye on every swimmer; knowing the pool rules yourself and reminding kids near you to follow them makes pools safer for everybody... this … Continue reading How to Parent a Kid You Don’t Know

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Swimming in Seattle: Insider’s Guide to Kid-Friendly Indoor Swimming Pools

Molly and I agonizingly miss our outdoor swimming days now that summer is officially over and the pool has closed. While sunny fall weather coaxed us outside to play (earth, what a novelty for summer lovin' mermaids!), I'm getting anxious about two things: Keeping Molly's swim skills and love of the water FRESH (and preferably … Continue reading Swimming in Seattle: Insider’s Guide to Kid-Friendly Indoor Swimming Pools

When Should Babies Start Swimming Lessons?

Some college friends recently gave birth to their first baby (!), a beautiful girl. They follow Molly's swimming shenanigans on our Facebook and Instagram feeds, and asked me for tips about instilling their baby with confidence in the water. Specifically, when should babies enroll in swimming lessons? (In case you haven't read my post where … Continue reading When Should Babies Start Swimming Lessons?

Think Like a Boat Mom: Boundaries

Updated: August 7, 2017 This weekend, Molly and I visited the Seattle Boat Show. Boat Dad Trevor was there both weekends with his sponsor, Centurion. To translate our lives: "Trevor is loving life, sitting in boats with friends who love boats, sharing all he knows and loves about boats with other boat lovers." 😉 He is admirable in … Continue reading Think Like a Boat Mom: Boundaries