My mission in parenting is to raise happy, healthy kids who can contribute back something to the world; who are able to think independently; who have good self esteem and sense of self worth; and who lead active, healthy lives.  I am trying to accomplish this mission by getting my kids out and into a variety of environments where we can have fun, be active, and maybe sneak in some learning together.

Mommy-Points is my way to share what I learn along the way and maybe help other parents find activities for their kids.  I’ve often gone Googling for free/cheap/fun activities near home, and could never find any good resources.  So, I figured I’d just start one.

About me:

  • I am single with two kids.*
  • I love being a mother.  It is the only job I really knew I wanted.
  • I work a full time job managing the internal help desk and end-user systems.
  • I love to be active – I hike, rock climb, run, CrossFit, ride my bike, Yoga, and about any other active thing I get invited along on (except spelunking… I’m also claustrophobic).
  • I love to learn.
About my kids:

Eric is 17 and Kira is 14.  They are both great kids and generally willing to go along on our adventures.  They like to help plan what we do as well.

Eric is all sports – he likes any and all sports and wants to watch and play them.  He’s less enthusiastic about nature and learning.

Kira is more creative and likes nature.  She’s a trooper when hiking and less tolerant of sporting activities.

Hopefully you find some inspiration among my posts.  I’ve tried to give you enough details so that you don’t have to do too much planning and share with you lessons learned along the way.



** I don’t use the term “Single Parent” because their father is fully engaged and active in their lives.  We share parenting 50/50.  I wouldn’t want it any other way.

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