I am very excited to announce that my column “I Brake for Moms” is debuting in The Weekly Herald starting today! I know there are moms and dads of all ages in Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, and Edmonds who would agree with me 100% that this is a wonderful place to raise children. I love that we have a newspaper that supports young families, and sees moms as the heart of our community.
Teaching My Baby to Read is my own personal blog that I started over a year ago to share what I learned as an elementary school teacher. Too often the message parents hear is “Read a book to your child.” Well yes, that’s obviously a good idea, but there is so much more that parents could be doing. All you need is a library card and a little direction. My Where to Start page will give you ideas for toddlers and preschoolers, and my Afterschooling page is for Kindergarten on up.
My goal for this blog is to help you ensure that your child is academically advantaged, regardless of age, ability, or socio-economic level. My dream is to start a national conversation about how massive parental involvement could be the magic bullet towards helping all children in America achieve academic success.
To those of you in the other 49 states and 76 countries who read my blog, I’ll be sure to share links to “I Brake for Moms” each week. So grab a cup of coffee and take a moment for yourself. 🙂