This blog sprouted out of my love for learning and children. I am a mother and an elementary principal so I have spent a significant amount of time researching how to create the best environment for our children to learn and grow. I would like to raise my child, and all the children in my life, to become people who love learning, have a healthy respect for themselves and others, and do not feel discouraged by challenge. As an elementary school principal I have deep understanding about the role family and community play in developing our next generation. I will share my insights and ideas with caregivers of children so we have an opening for these important conversations.
The choices I make for the children in my life are grounded in my belief that a simple life develops a richer mind, our children need to be strongly attached to their caregivers, and experiences create the richest understandings. I choose toys, activities, and my words with children based on these values and ideals.
I hope you join this community and the discussions around parenting, teaching, and loving our little ones. We are all teachers and it is our responsibility to create people that love a challenge and commit to a life of loving and learning.