I want to start this post with a few thoughts about PBS. The Public Broadcasting Service is older than me. A lot older than me. It’s always been there as far as I’m concerned. Growing up, we only had 3-4 channels depending on the weather. PBS was the only channel that produced children’s programming during the day. Sesame Street. Reading Rainbow. The Inside Story … Continue reading PBS, Daniel Tiger, and Economic Accessibility
Scrolling through my Facebook, it’s pretty obvious that the moms I know have a lot going on. A LOT. Even with the laundry list of to-dos, more and more of my friends are starting a side hustle. Now, before you start thinking about Risky Business, a side hustle is not what it used to be. A side hustle can be as simple as a mom … Continue reading Side Hustles, Lady Bosses, and The Girls Club
I recently published a guest blog post for Home School Base, a site dedicated to providing home school families with community, resources, and information. There was a time in my life (high school, college) when I felt embarrassed to share that I was homeschooled from kindergarten through 8th grade. A lot of that embarrassment came from the stereotypes people would immediately assign to me. I … Continue reading No More Pencils, No More Books
As parents we want our children to experience all of the wonderful things we did growing up. Yet, equally, we want our children to do more and know more than we could ever imagine. During this development phase, a child’s language competency is exponentially increasing. Children try new words, make up words, and even try compound words (“yestermorning”). For this reason, my son’s preschool boasts … Continue reading What If These Hands Could Talk?
There is so much pressure to fill our children’s lives with enrichment and development opportunities. Moms know that the investment in a child’s learning is critical and an essential part of parenthood, but unless you are a formal educator, you may find, like me, that you need a little help facilitating new learning experiences. Also, if your child is in daycare or school, it can be … Continue reading The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge