I’m a stay at home mom of two little boys, Jackson and Sawyer. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and a masters degree in the education field as well. I have experience teaching a variety of ages from birth through grade 12!
I’m passionate about child development, gentle parenting, and learning through play. I’ve spent the last few months developing a preschool curriculum for my 4 year old son and would love for you to follow along for inspiration in your own home!
Here in Saint Louis Missouri, winter has made its rude arrival and is settling in for the foreseeable future, much to my chagrin and insistence that it leave at once. We had some freezing rain here the other day and while it made the woods behind our house look like a winter wonderland even Elsa […]
You’ve picked an OBGYN, you’re taking care of yourself and that sweet babe, you’ve been on your secret Pinterest board approximately 1,657 times planning (is that just me?) a nursery, baby registry items, and dreaming about when that baby arrives. I’m here to share some of the things that you might not be hearing yet-things you’d hear from a close girlfriend who’s been there.
“Candy Cane Lane, bring a friend this holiday. Bring a friend who loves to play, we’ll eat all the candy canes…” Didn’t think I knew songs outside the realm of hip hop? Surpriiiseeeeee! I sing this song in my head (Candy Cane Lane by Sia if you’re not familiar) ALL. THE. TIME. This song is […]
“…(She) got an idea. An awful idea. (She) got a wonderful, awful idea.” Picture me with a Grinchy Grin, clasping my fingers together, manically giggling to myself. My idea? A new, green, hairy? family holiday tradition-Grinch Day! A day filled with cheer, Whos, good (no, GREAT) food, and for a grand finale, the movie, The […]
Gingerbread House STEAM Challenge- A Candy Cane Lane Lesson: science-exploration, critical thinking, problem solving, and art Teachers and their acronyms, amiright? Welp here’s one of the popular ones you’ll see floating around these days: STEAM. No, it doesn’t have to do with teachers blowing off steam at the end of the day with a few […]
More Christmas fun up in here (up in here, up in here) this week! Know that song? I’ll roll with you. Hint: it’s not a Christmas song. Another hint: hip-hop/rap/r&b is my jam. You know what? While I’m on the topic of music, I have to make a confession. Here it is. Adam’s going to […]
Who else’s kids are jumping off the walls with excitement for Christmas?? (I’m raising both hands between taking gulps out of my cappuccino) Jack has been antsy alllll week. I felt myself becoming irritated with him yesterday-he was throwing tantrum after tantrum and my patience was wearing thin. Thankfully, my husband Adam came to the […]
For the month of December, we are getting holly jolly with our new preschool theme, Candy Cane Lane! Lesson: Candy Cane Mathematics: less/more, estimating, counting, and 1:1 correspondence Read aloud, The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg. Discuss the book and what the candy cane symbolized after. *Note: the book discusses the candy […]
Hi and welcome to my site! My name is Shannon and I am a former teacher turned stay at home mom with a Master’s degree of two little boys, Jackson (4) and Sawyer (9 months). My very supportive husband’s name is Adam. Being a stay at home mom can be lonely and that feeling of […]