Topic: indoor playgrounds

Parents Leaving Kids Unsupervised At Sketchy Indoor Play Centers

Parents Leaving Kids Unsupervised At Sketchy Indoor Play Centers

Whenever I’m with my children at one of those germ-infested, indoor play centers – the ones where hordes of snotty-nosed kids run around like wild animals and every 90 seconds there’s a meltdown – I close my eyes and fantasize about leaving my kids there, if only for an hour or two. I’d grab a latte and read the paper in total silence (or, better yet, sit in my car and play Words With Friends). But then reality hits and I go back to being Mother Of The Year – shrieking, tantrums and all.

Not so for some parents, who really do leave their children unsupervised while they go shopping or run errands or, in some cases, head to work. More »

Fast-Food Playlands Are Covered In Filth – One Mom Sets Out To Prove It

Fast-Food Playlands Are Covered In Filth – One Mom Sets Out To Prove It

We all know that McDonald‘s food is gross but turns out their PlayPlace indoor playgrounds are, too. This according to Erin Carr-Jordan, an Arizona mom who’s visiting and videotaping various playlands across the country them and swabbing them for microbial testing.

Carr-Jordan began her crusade last year after following her toddler through a McDonald’s playground and discovering shocking amounts of filth. More »