Introducing "Little School at Home"
Some pretty big changes are coming to Heart in High Cotton. They've actually already started. You may have noticed a movement towards more educational activities rather than "mom" topics or advice. When I began writing a little over a year ago my heart was to encourage mamas of littles- that hasn't changed. However, over time I began to see it was clear I'm not the traditional "mom blogger." My adventures in motherhood are simple. We enjoy the little things, we don't travel a whole lot, and we spend most days between the kitchen and the backyard. I found it difficult to come up with interesting material because my day-to-day is far from glamorous but I absolutely love where we are- I wouldn't change a thing. I took a hiatus while expecting my 3rd sweet baby. During that time I took a step back to reevaluate what my goals were.
Absolutely, I still want to encourage parents, however, it will look a little different. Raising little people is no small task. Some days feel full, some feel long, but no matter what each day is a gift. I want to live fully and enjoy loving these little years. One way to practically enjoy my babies is to invest in their learning. I spent 6 years teaching early elementary grades including time as a reading and math interventionist. I've been a teacher at heart from as long as I can remember. It's the way Jesus created me. Learning through play is something I'm passionate about and really enjoy! As my oldest, MJ, became interested in school we started doing more learning activities together. We both loved it and loved when I could include my 1 year old Sadie bug in some activities too. It became very obvious this was my niche and the avenue I want to pursue.
In the coming weeks you'll see changes to the website, to my IG account, and hopefully the advent of a new Facebook group. My heart is to encourage all parents whether you stay at home with your children, work at home, or work out of the home we can easily invest in the education of our littles. Activities don't have to be expensive or time consuming. Some frustrations can be alleviated when we move from Pinterest perfection to developmental appropriateness. My hope is for parents to see how simple it is to work together with their children and to feel confident in the investment they are making. I'd love to hear from y'all if you have questions about teaching your children, (what you need, where to start etc.) Always feel free to connect with me through the contact page.
My heart is still in high cotton as I do little school at home and I hope yours is too!