Who am I? Isn’t that a question for the ages?
My name is Lorë (pronouced Loree). In 2013, I became a mommy and in 2016, I became Dr. Mommy. I just finished my PhD and am now spending my days as a mostly-stay-at-home-mom (msahm?). I also have a few other side jobs, including freelance editing/writing jobs, a desk attendant position, and the occasional teaching gig. I also teach for our Co-op preschool. These days I wear a lot of hats.
I have two kids…
A four-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl. I do weekdays co-op preschool with a friend. My son has a sensory processing disorder and my daughter has a pretty substantial speech delay. We have busy, bumbling, blaring days. So, I decided to start this blog to share my coop preschool activities, my parenting experiences (and advice?!), and my experiences with developmental delays and difficulties.
As someone fresh from the academy, I am interested in evidenced-based child-rearing that fits into real lives.
My teaching/learning philosophy:
- Process over product. In other words, it doesn’t matter if the final project is Pinterest worthy, what matters is how the children learn while they are doing it.
- Full-body learning. Children learn better when they are out of the seat and making messes, making noises and using their senses to better understand the world.
- Playing is learning. Kids learn though playing pretend, engaging their creative instincts through art, and exploring their world. STEM is learned though every day activities.