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About Us

Hi, my name is Stephanie. My family and I live in Mount Vernon. My husband, Dave, and I both grew up in Burlington, and once we had children we were excited to start exploring this beautiful area with them! Of course, Skagit County has grown since we were young, and I knew there had to be more for us out there than what we had experienced with our parents. What I found was that it was difficult to locate information on the activities that my family and I wanted to do, see, participate in, etc. The information I was searching for was spread across so many different websites, that it would take me forever just to look up which pool had open swim times or where to find a local pumpkin patch!

 

When my girls began school a whole new set of problems arose. Which preschool should I send them to? Many of them don’t even advertise in the Yellow Pages or have websites! How do I sign the girls up for soccer? I actually missed the sign-up period TWO years in a row, because I didn’t know when it was! Obviously, a lot of the information out there is found by good, old-fashioned word-of-mouth. I found myself calling friends and family asking for assistance. They helped me out with finding a preschool, dance and gymnastics classes and even that we had a local gem - the fabulous Children’s Museum.

 

A plan began to form.  I wanted to pull all of the information for families in Skagit County together in one easy-to-use resource for parents. I wanted to include everything you could possibly do with your kids, right here where we live. No articles on how to raise your kids, no recipes or crafts, just a simple way to get to the information that you are looking for every day.

 

With a push from my supportive friend Deeann, I decided to start on the journey of creating Skagit Kid Insider. I found my talented and creative web designer Tony Sova, from Softwired in Bellingham. I hired my good friend, Kelly Hawkins, who is an obviously amazing and imaginative graphic designer. We met, figured out what it was going to look like, what to include, and a year later we finally finished this amazing website for you!

 

Just so you know, all of the family activities on this website are listed FREE of charge, so that you can trust you will find EVERYTHING you need here on Skagit Kid Insider. I am also hoping that by doing this it will help our local businesses grow. It’s a Win-Win! Don't forget to thank the advertisers on this website when you go into their establishments and let them know that you appreciate them!  They keep Skagit Kid Insider up and running!!

 

Share Kid Insider with your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and anyone else you can think of!  Do you know a business owner that would be a perfect fit for an advertiser?  Let them know about us! If you have anything to add I would appreciate hearing from you. Feel free to use the “Contact Us” link at the top or bottom of the page to send me a note.

 

Please use Skagit Kid Insider as your first resource to discover events, activities and businesses in Skagit County for your family because the local scoop and where to play are all just a “click” away!

 

It's just that simple. Enjoy Your Day!!

Stephanie

PS: If you are interested in becoming a Kid Insider Franchisee and a “Parent-Preneur” (our word for entrepreneur!) where you live, please send your information to me through the “Franchise” link at the bottom of the page.