Fun for MY Whole Family

You may have recently read about one of my projects we featured in our portfolio about the new Madison with Kids Annual Guide. If not, it’s a quick read about a neat project.

What has been especially cool for me about this project since it rolled off the presses in July is how much it has come in handy in my own life. I have a 4-year-old daughter who is always interested in having a new adventure and exploring our city in the process. Working on the guide has made me much more aware of all that the greater Madison area has to offer, plus a better sense for how much fun you can have for little or no money. The guide includes a two-page spread showing all of the parks in Madison as well as a listing of places where kids eat for free. At our house, there’s nothing better than a trip to the park, followed by dinner at a restaurant.

My husband and daughter on her first tilt-a-whirl rideRecently, my husband and I found ourselves with a free Saturday afternoon as a family with absolutely no plans. This doesn’t happen very often, and it was such a beautiful day that we couldn’t bring ourselves to simply tackle something at home on the “to do” list. It was the perfect day for an adventure. The only problem was that we couldn’t think of what that adventure might be. 

We both felt strongly that it needed to be something that our daughter hadn’t done before, so after some fruitless brainstorming, I grabbed Madison with Kids. The guide’s calendar of events includes a list of area events happening throughout the year. Before we knew it, we were on our way to the McFarland Family Festival. Needless to say, we had a blast without breaking the bank and have the pictures (and an inflatable purple squeaky monkey) to prove it.

I highly recommend picking up a copy of this free, informative guide. You can find copies at a variety of places around the community or check out the Facebook page for more information.