What happens in Stapleton
A stay-at-home mom with two boys, a double-wide stroller, and a black lab. That's me, pretty much the average family in Stapleton. I have a posse of moms to kvetch with, and my kids have loads of neighborhood kids to play with. Even my dog has her own pack of friends.
I feel lucky to live in a pretty amazing community -- where a bunch of committed parents can solve a huge problem like school overcrowding in just a few months.
Stapleton is one of the model neighborhoods for sustainable living. In Denver, that means taking the old Stapleton airport, cleaning it up, and redeveloping it as a new kind of neighborhood: one with mixed income levels all together; houses with front porches and garages in the alley to promote neighborliness; small yards but lots of parks, paths and green space (30% of Stapleton is green space); retail areas mixed in with the residential homes. Come to think of it, it's a lot like the urban neighborhoods of San Francisco, or New York, or Chicago -- but with bigger closets and nicer bathrooms.
In 2006, as a new mom and new Stapleton resident, I launched this little blog, saying:
I woke up one night in a state of complete panic, like all first time moms do, realizing that I needed -- really needed -- other moms. To watch, to talk to, to ask advice, to see how they manage getting the kid to the grocery store several times a week without it being a major production.
So here I am.
This is where I write about life in Stapleton: things to do, places to go, funny things my kids say, feeding my family organic food, what kind of car seat to buy, how on earth I'll ever lose the baby weight, how I'll re-enter the workforce and should I just ditch the old career... you know, all the things moms worry about.
If you have a story, or an idea, or a comment, please let me know. Hearing from you is what makes this all worth it.