I am a proud military wife and mother of two boys; Aidan (five years old), and Devin (one year old). We love exploring our surroundings, wherever the military sends us. Most days we enjoy block building; wooden blocks, magnet blocks, Lego blocks, cardboard blocks, tree blocks....yes we have a lot of blocks! Blank surfaces are our inspiration and a passion of mine when it comes to creating, but above all, work is play in our family.
I've worked with children professionally for nine years in various capacities; from child care teacher, to developmental screening specialist. I've had the opportunity and privilege to learn from some very respected members of the early childhood community, and it has empowered me to share with others what I know is important for young children as we prepare them for a lifetime of learning.
I by no means pretend to have all the answers. I lose my patience, usually with my husband (wink, wink), and I don’t always follow my own advice. I do hope you find my thoughts and reflections helpful, or at least something you can identify with, whether you are a parent, a teacher, or both. Happy reading, and embrace all those “little moments”!