A note from the management (Okay, it's just me, emily, the owner of this here site) Megan was so on top of things, she wrote this post early in January & just waited for me to post it. & then she waited some more. & then she filled her bucket with patience & waited some more. & now it's the middle of February & I am finally getting it up. There are no excuses, just apologies (& a bit of shame for good measure). I'm posting this as Megan wrote it in January because she's such a great writer that I didn't want to edit & change it. Please just know, we love you, our readers, we want to keep giving you great places & things to do with your family. We might be starting 2016 a little late but I think that's really good luck (let's just say it is, okay?). Thanks, you guys! You're awesome!
Alright, here's Megan!
Hello friends! Happy 2016 to you! I hope your holidays were filled with celebration and joy and a bit of locking yourself in the bathroom if the elves and cooking and family got to be too much. ;)
And here we are in January, which I feel like is sort of a low point in the year. There's just not much happening, and kids are so wired from all the excitement of December that they feel perpetually bored now that it's done (despite the mountain of new toys they've recently acquired). And everyone is inside a bit more, and noses are snotty and laundry needs to be folded, and toys are covering every inch of the floor, and you just can't do another messy craft because you just CAN'T, so you let your little people watch Octonauts on repeat while you repeatedly text your spouse threatening mutiny unless he shows up with take out/flowers/wine/etc SOON.
Is that not what's happening at your house? Just me? Huh.
Anyway. So you start planning! Places to visit, events to check out, adventures to be had! Lane County is a truly awesome place to raise kiddos - there are so many wonderful opportunities to explore. Here at gomomgo we try to feature a wide range of activities, and I have lots of ideas to cover in 2016.
But here's my question: what are we missing? What do you want me to write about? What secret wonders are waiting to be enjoyed by your fellow Lane County mamas? Please share! I am really hoping that lots and lots of you will comment below with your brilliant ideas (because I KNOW you have them!) and send me out as your guinea pig reporter. Let's share favorite spots and parks and playtimes and resources and everything else family friendly!
Don't even think about not commenting because you're sure that everyone else has thought of your idea already. It's so much fun to see that other people also enjoy the Gateway Mall playground or Skinner's Butte Park or whatever. I want to see ALL THE COMMENTS. Don't even think about navigating away from this post without leaving a thought on something fun that other mamas might enjoy. Pretty pretty please? I know there are tons of great community secrets that I'm missing, and 2016 is going to be the year to check them out!
Where shall we adventure next?