I started Small Fish, Big See when it hit me that these moments with our kids are fleeting. Our family is busy, all the time, with work, and it dawned on me that as we are constantly working to create the life we want for ourselves and for our kids, they were living in the here and now right now.
We have two small fish: a boy and girl, who are opposite as day and night. Our boy is an introvert who does not adapt well to change. A large part of the inspiration behind starting this is intentionally creating opportunities to expose him to new situations and places, to help him learn to feel safe in the midst of an adventure.
These moments are little opportunities every day to introduce our kids to the world as we see it and for them to see us as individuals beyond mom and dad. To that end, when we plan a day or a trip, we like to find things we enjoy, but it is not all about the kids.
The majority of what this site will cover is Philadelphia, our home turf and where we do most of our exploration. An historic city filled with public art, nature, and an incredible population of makers and doers, their world education starts here.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” – Helen Keller