When my husband came home yesterday I couldn’t wait to tell him that I bought a Blog. Now that I am no longer teaching full time, anything that involves spending money has to be handled very carefully. Have no fear, I had my argument/speech prepared! I owe a big thanks to my family for the birthday loot that allowed me to begin my journey as a blogger. Thank you family!
Over the past 18 months, since our twins were born, there have been many times when I really wanted to share our journey. I am by no means an expert on motherhood, in fact I am always learning new things and constantly searching for answers, but my hope in sharing our story is that other moms will never have to feel alone, overwhelmed, helpless, or completely lost.
Whether you have one child or nine, singles or multiples, health complications or not, faith or no faith, or you are an amazing family member/friend just looking for answers for a mom you know and love, I hope that you feel at home here. My dream is to inspire you in any and every way possible, just like so many other moms and blogger moms have inspired me.
Through my experiences with twins, the NICU, ASD/VSD (birth defects in the heart), multiple surgeries, physical/speech therapy, three kids under three, SMO Braces, and more I hope to be able to provide tips, strategies, hope, and just good ole warm fuzzy feelings.
Being a teacher for six years and now working as an Early Childhood Special Educator, I hope to provide strategies that anyone can use when working with young children as early as birth. Literacy and Language are so important for all children and those skills begin in infancy. Stay tuned for more on early intervention strategies, a glimpse into our NICU journal, Tuna’s new braces, and more.
Although my children are quite small, I will always have a place in my heart for the middle school crowd. On my very first day as a middle school teacher someone told me, “Welcome to Crazy honey, it takes a special person, or a crazy person, to love being a middle school teacher, but I do and so will you”. This amazing woman was right. Middle school is such a hot mess but teaching it is an incredible journey. So, I hope that in this regard I can inspire moms, dads, and maybe even teachers to continue to encourage reading in any way possible. Be on the lookout for posts on some of my favorite YA authors, as well as ways to encourage your teenager to read, read, read!
Back to those Blogger Moms that have already been an inspiration to me, check out these amazing ladies and their fabulous ideas.
- The Measured Mom: If you are looking for anything related to teaching, whether it be for homeschooling or your classroom, she has it all.
- This Reading Mama: Here you will find a wealth of information and printables to help your child, children, or students with Literacy.
- From ABCs to ACTs: This blog has so many great ideas for preschool, crafts, and recipes. She also shares a lot of really great printables as well.
- No Time For Flashcards: Here you will find ways to make learning fun for children of all ages.
- Motherhood on a Dime: This blog has a ton of activities for kids, preschool curriculum, and so much more.
Thank you for reading and I’ll see you soon!