About Shoreline Families
Who am I, and why did I create Shoreline Families?
The focus of this site is free and low-cost events and activities aimed at families with kids up to age 12. I'll be interviewing people around town and checking out events with my little ones, and writing up what I find here on ShorelineFamilies.com. Know of any events I'm missing? Have an idea for an article? Contact Shoreline Families, and we'll get it posted.My name is Rachel Belfield, and I'm a parent of young children here in Shoreline. I love the variety of activities, diversity, and richness of our community, but it can be tough to find all that our area has to offer without searching dozens of sites, publications, and pages. Some, such as elementary school plays, middle and high school concerts, and faith-based events may never get publicly published in a way that makes it easy for local families (like mine!) to enjoy. And with all the change and growth happening in our area, I'd also like to ensure that city council, school board, transportation, and construction meetings are published and found easily, to encourage civic engagement.
I'm a Shoreline native myself (Shorecrest class of 1996) who's now raising my own family here. Late last year, I initiated a "career pause" in my work as marketing director at a local non-profit to spend more time with my family, engage in community events, and reflect on how I could bring more balance to my family life. And during the last few months, I've realized that returning to a long work week plus commute in and out of the city just isn't for me and my family right now. So I've started Shoreline Families to put my marketing and communications skills to good use in my own backyard.
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I hope you'll find this site helpful. Please send me your event tips, ideas, and corrections if you find them.