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Dream Big + NEVER GIVE UP.

November 27, 2018 by Victoria Strong

Dream Big + NEVER GIVE UP. Today is #GivingTuesday and we hope you will join us in this big dream to give all families the opportunity to play! This space is nothing remarkable yet, but we’ve partnered with the City of Santa Barbara to bring the first all-abilities playground to this region...

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The Gwendolyn Strong Playground For All: SB Gives!

November 15, 2018 by Victoria Strong

To kick off our first fundraising effort for this space, we are thrilled that The Gwendolyn Strong Playground for All was just selected by the Santa Barbara Independent and the Santa Barbara Fund for SB Gives! This exciting year-end giving opportunity will allow money raised to be MATCHED, 

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Be Positive.

October 21, 2018 by Victoria Strong

I am naturally optimistic. I want to see the good. But life is big and sometimes brutal and optimism can quickly fade. What I've realized, however, is we all have a choice. To find a glimmer of hope in the fire. To sort through the muck and hold on to the tiniest gem of joy. To acknowledge...

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Kindness Matters

October 05, 2018 by Victoria Strong

Here’s the thing about grief — when your child dies, grief never ends. It doesn’t mean you are miserable for all eternity but a child will always be missed, longed for, thought about, loved... In many ways grief gets easier — the human spirit is remarkable in how we learn to live with pain,...

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ELEVEN

October 04, 2018 by Victoria Strong

My child is 11 today. My beautiful firstborn babe. While I don’t have a pre-teen by my side, full of sass and hope for the future, I am the mother of an 11-year-old just the same. And she taught me more about life and humanity than I could have ever possibly taught her. She still teaches me.

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