Jessica Franklin

Time With Your Kids

Phones vs Spending Time With Your Kids

It was a beautiful afternoon. My infant daughter slept peacefully in her car seat beside me, facing away so the mist from the splash pad would not bother her. Her brother was joyfully galloping through the fountains and splashing in… read more

Kid-Driven Play

It took hours for us to set up the tracks for my son’s train table, and less than a minute for him to tear apart. It has been a constant battle to get him to play nicely with the tracks,… read more

young boy jumping on a trampoline

The Necessary Risk of Playtime

Recently I shared my plans to get my son a trampoline for his birthday. A well-meaning friend contacted me to express her concern, informing me that recent recommendations are that trampolines should only be used in a controlled athletic setting… read more