Hi! I'm Clarissa. I'm a wife, mother, blogger, photographer, chef, toy wrangler, and I try to balance it all with my full-time job.My two boys are nearly 4 years old and 15 months old. I'm originally from New Mexico, and we've lived in Hawaii (twice!), Ohio, Maryland, and are now making our home in Northern Virginia.

I am addicted to coffee, love to have a cold glass of beer, and am happiest just hanging out with the people we love. 

Notes From the Playground (formerly known as The Bing Ohana) is a lifestyle and parenting blog about doing the best I can to balance everything in my life. I try my best to be "green" and a lot of my parenting decisions and techniques are kind of crunchy. We cloth diaper, babywear, cosleep, eat real food, and try to be in the moment as much as possible.

Thanks for coming by, let me get you a coffee cup, and let's sit down and visit for awhile!