about me, Jennifer
My name is Jennifer and I have lived in Pickering since 2011, the year I married my wonderfully supportive husband. We welcomed our first baby, our little girl Ella, into our home in December 2013 and are looking forward to raising her in Pickering.
My husband and I love to travel and eat. In our free time you can often find us doing both; eating while traveling! Adding a baby to the mix definitely impacts our travels. I find we are now staying home a lot more and finding more economical things to occupy our time.
Which leads me to local parks. I love how many parks and playgrounds there are all over Durham! It's a great way to get outside and burn off our active child's energy. The problem I have is I never know which local parks will have an infant swing for our little girl, or which ones will be too difficult to climb and just frustrate her.
Each Durham Region municipality or township website does a fabulous job listing the names and locations of all of their parks and playgrounds, however, with limited information and seldom any photos I felt the need for a more thorough local resource. And so my adventure into this site began!
In researching blogs I stumbled across a fabulous site http://calgaryplaygroundreview.com by Dana, a mommy in Calgary (originally my home town) who experienced the same issue a few years before me. I was immediately inspired! I’ve always wanted to start a blog but could never think of a unique topic that would actually be helpful to people, until now! I hope you enjoy reading about darling Ella's playground experiences and feel free to submit suggestions for reviews!
I started this blog while on maternity leave in 2014, but I will try to keep frequently posting between my career as a Project Manager, my local volunteering and my 24/7 mommy duties.
We hope you enjoy exploring the Durham Region outdoors as much as we do!