It Takes a Village

Tweet   I had heard the phrase “it takes a village” many times before and after I had children. It was in those first couple of years of raising two kids that I thought it was just an old fashioned saying. However, in the last few years I have come to realize how true this […]

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To Be a Teacher – Reflections Near Mothers’ Day

Tweet This past summer, fall and winter my family went through a lot as we struggled with some family issues.  My daughter, after a long state of despair, was diagnosed with PANDAS.  It put our family in a spin, but thankfully, I can say with confidence, that with the right treatment, she has recovered.  We […]

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5 Ways Becoming a Mom Made Me a Better Teacher

Tweet Whether you are a mom-teacher or dad-teacher, becoming a parent, changes you and your perspective on everything, especially your job as an educator.  Here’s how becoming a mom changed me. 1.  I look at my students differently.  When they enter my room, I see my students not just as my students, but as someone’s […]

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Appreciating Mothers – Our First Teachers

Tweet When you think about appreciating those who have taught you well, do you also think of your mother?  I do! She has taught me so much.  I think of all the lessons she has modeled for me throughout my life in topics from boys to academia to love in and of family to the […]

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Creating Time for Play

Tweet Today,  Renée Peña joins us as a guest blogger sharing her expertise in the importance of play.  She has some great suggestions of how to incorporate play into our daily lives with children.  So, please read, enjoy and share your suggestions too!   You can follow Renée on Twitter @enrichingkids. ~EMP Someone once said: “Play […]

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Teacher Moms

Tweet Tomorrow is Mothers’ Day and what better time to celebrate how many woman teachers, working women, share their lives and experiences with their students. (Don’t worry Dads, your day is coming too!) On a day such as this, I am reminded about how becoming a mom, made me a better teacher and how being […]

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