Summer Vacation Plans — Plus a Few of My Favorite Things

Summertime always gives me a strong case of wanderlust, and our little family already has big plans! From a trip to Maine to meet up with my parents, followed by a few days in Montreal, to a family reunion with my husband’s side of the family in Deep Creek, Maryland, we are ready to do some exploring. In between these big excursions, we also love showing our 15-month-old Townes all the joys that Toledo and the surrounding areas have to offer through little day trips. When the weather is like this, we are on the go basically every weekend.

In the same vein, Toledo Area Parent’s July/August issue features our Family Favorites Winners, your choices for local things to do around town, your favorite businesses, and community leaders that you wanted to give a shout out to. We expect that it will inspire all of you to explore some of these popular spots in our region. 

The rest of the issue is focused on support for new parents, from reflections on pregnancy loss with “Not Pregnant Poetry” to a roundup of midwives and doulas, it is a wonderful resource for wherever you are in your journey as a new parent. 

Whether you are vacationing (like me) or staycationing with your family, I hope you enjoy your summer as much as I am.

With love,
Erin Holden
Assignment Editor – Toledo Area Parent

 

Summer Vacation Plans — Plus a Few of My Favorite Things

Farnsworth

Farnsworth

I visited Farnsworth with Townes for the first time recently, and he LOVED the playground with the giant animals and tunnels. It’s also one of the most peaceful, scenic parks in the area.enter link description here

Toledo Writers Workshop

Toledo Writers Workshop

I’m working on a novel right now, and I can’t stress enough how much this group has motivated me. They are also a lot of fun to hang out with every week.

Yogasix

Yogasix

One session I did at the studio helped straighten out issues with my back that I’d struggled with for months. The staff is incredibly friendly, too!

Mobo Cruiser

Mobo Cruiser

Townes loves this bike, which starts off as a rocker for one-year-olds and builds to a trike for more experienced riders! He is still mainly enjoying the rocking part.

Magformers

Magformers

Our niece in Baltimore got to enjoy two sets of Magformers, the Backyard Adventure set and the Cube House Penguin set. She really loves building and playing pretend with these inventive toys. Highly recommended!

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