Welcome to [a very special, very presidential edition of] my Downtown for Kids! column. I’m so glad you’re here!
A little more than a year ago I had my first child, a baby girl named Maeve. At the time I was a thirty-something designer/writer living in downtown Chapel Hill. When my daughter was born I began to see everything through a new lens, including my community and neighborhood. And as a “stay-at-home mom” to a little one obsessed with being outdoors and downtown strolls, I began to explore my community with a newfound sense of excitement.
Seeing the Triangle through a new set of eyes made the place I’ve lived for nearly three decades seem exciting and fresh. My goal for this column is to create fun and unique itineraries for active parents, grandparents or caregivers in the Triangle, with an emphasis on its downtowns. Fostering a sense community pride while encouraging fun, simple bonding time with the little ones in your life is my aim. I hope you enjoy reading this column as much as I have loved creating it! xo