Welcome to Their First Teacher! To kick things off, I wanted to share a little about myself and why I started this blog.
I am a stay at home mom. But if you look at how my days typically go, it should read “STAY AT HOME mom.” It is so easy for me to become consumed with my household duties and neglect to be intentional with my kids. I get so easily wrapped up in how clean the house is, how big the laundry pile is, how many dishes I’ll have to wash tonight, how yummy dinner is going to be, that I completely miss the two babies staring into my face with eyes ready to learn. I become consumed with keeping them “occupied” (read: out of my hair), and miss the greatest and most important part about being home with my kiddos during these early years–their little teachable hearts! One day I realized (or, more accurately, was convicted that) I needed a plan, that the only way I would stop what was on my to-do list to sit down with my kiddos was if I had intentionally planned something. It was way too easy for me to hop up during a game of “horsey castle” to throw another load in the wash and never sit down again. But with a little discipline and a plan, I could teach my kids about our good God and his amazing earth.
Lucky for me, I kind of geek-out on planning activities and hunting down craft ideas. And I realize that many others do not. Enter the idea for this blog: the whole idea behind this blog is to be a way to quickly put together a sort of “lesson plan” for the week (or however long it ends up taking to get through the plan). Every entry is categorized to make it easy to pull up entries that have common themes or ideas.
God has blessed me with two beautiful little kiddos whom I adore, and I want to engage their minds and help them to grow, even now, into people who love to learn, love to study our creative God, and love to explore the world around them, as I am sure you do for your own kids. I hope you find this blog helpful to that end.