The beach offers my daughter a freedom that she does not get at home. We live in a city, and Ada can not normally take off running the way she does on the sand. The physical freedom and lack of boundaries at the beach are such a rare experience that it takes Ada a day or more.... read more
I tell people that we're lucky to live a stone's throw from the Pacific. It's a lie. The ocean: most people who claim to love it don't live anywhere near it. They go to the beach for a week in the summer, maybe on the weekends if they live within an hour's drive. They ar.... read more
She doesn't quite get the ocean, the fact that as it draws back it also rushes forth, so in her eagerness she pulled me past the damp sand and into the wet. Mama, mama, she cried, it's so big. I tried to warn her but before the words could come out of my mouth the ocean was b.... read more
My girls are sun-kissed from playing on the beach in Honolulu, the same beaches I used to play on when I was their age. Their curly hair is full of new, salty, blonde streaks and their skin is bronzed. As a kid I remember digging and digging and digging down into the sand, con.... read more
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