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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, that our children need to be strongly attached to their caregivers, and that 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.


I live in a small town in Minnesota with my husband and baby boy, Lavin (pronounced lay-vin). I am also a principal for an elementary school. Most of my time is spent learning, creating in my pottery studio, or playing outdoors. I believe in doing everything with intention and think being an intentional parent (or teacher) is the best gift we can give the children in our lives.

I believe children are our most important community members. It is our responsibility to provide enriching childhoods for young people so they are inquisitive, resilient, and thoughtful. I hope you join me in this journey to nurture our own love of learning and to ignite a love for learning in our children.

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