Dear Little One

This was originally posted by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

This may be surprising to hear, but I like to write. I know…I know it’s crazy right. A blogger who likes to write? Well, it’s true. I enjoy trying to make my thoughts and ideas come together to create a story or narrative that hopefully someone else can read and feel connected to. It is one of the best ways that I can express my feelings and thoughts and offers me a bit of catharsis. Continue reading

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Did I Tell You About the Time…?

This was originally posted by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

My grandpa was a very important person in my life. I admired him greatly. One of the things about him that I enjoyed the most was his storytelling. Continue reading

Copycat

This was originally posted by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

“Science shows that the first five years of life is when the brain grows fastest.”  I’ve heard this many times, but right now with my daughter I am seeing just how true it is.   Continue reading

I’m Sorry

This was originally posted by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

One thing we definitely expect of our children is to own up to their mistakes and apologize when they have done something wrong.  We may even make them say it over again until we feel like they actually mean it. But, how often do we as caregivers apologize and admit our own mistakes to them? Continue reading

Funny Talk

This was originally posted by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

I believe that seeing children smile or laugh are two of the top of the things that bring joy for most caregivers.  I know how much I adore my son’s hysterical laugh and how hilarious my daughter’s little “I want to laugh too” chuckle is.   Continue reading