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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.