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I’m a mom with three kids, ages 13,11 and 8 and I live in a suburb outside of Boston. I’ve been a full-time bread-winner (my first and my husband stayed home with her), a stay-at-home mom (my second because my husband said that if he had to stay home with two kids he’d be forced to leave us), and an outside-the- home wage earner/stay-at-home mom (just recently). I can say that having done the SAHM, the WAHM, and the full time work mommy that NONE of it is easy or perfect. All have pros and cons and the grass is always greener.
For me, getting through the humps of parenting was only possible with the help of many, many mom friends. Over the years, I’ve found that I wished I’ve saved all the mom advice I have either learned from mom friends or learned the hard way. Now, I’m documenting it in hopes that it will be useful to you.
My background includes an A.B. from Harvard in History and Science (yeah, very obscure I know — I was an unhappy Pre-Med) and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at U.C.L.A (that was more fun). I also have an entrepreneurial bent as one of the co-founders of Aquent, a talent agency for marketers and designers. I blog on children’s literature, education and parenting and whatever else life throws at me. I started reading children’s lit again two years ago when I realized I was giving my oldest Newbery Award Winning books that were her reading level, but were inappropriate because of content. As my middle child started reading independently, she was so picky that I had to wrack my brain to get her books she likes. And my youngest, who is just starting to read, has gone on a reading strike lately. So, there you have it. It’s always a challenge to find “just-right” books and that has become my life.
My education topics include math, science, literacy, getting reluctant readers reading, art, foreign languages for kids (Spanish and Mandarin Chinese in particular), music and special needs.
My parenting topics include: organization tips, back to school, bullying, family reunion vacations, health and fitness, pets, personal finance, and humor for parents.
I cover children's and young adult books from board books, picture books, easy readers, easy / early chapter books, chapter books, non-fiction, graphic novels, and more. It's my passion to get kids excited about reading.