Thank you so much for stopping by to learn a bit about me.
Hi! There is so much to begin with but first and foremost...I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter, TpT seller and stay at home mom! I taught for three years prior to starting my family so my passion is in Education but for the mean time my place is at home raising my beautiful two babies, Everett and Paislee. In between family time, I also assist in my husbands lawn care business with the account receivables.
I graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University and from there snatched a position in my hometown of Naples, FL at a local middle school. I was focused on Biology in college but did get a dual certification in Math and Biology to diversify myself amongst the competition. After gaining employment, I was asked to teach 7th Grade Intensive/Regular Math. I enjoyed my time with the students tremendously and am really looking forward to getting back into the classroom in the next few years once my children are school aged as well.
Currently, all my creative juices are being translated into Teachers Pay Teachers products. However, since my two rascals are very energetic it is hard to find time to focus on TpT during the day. So, I find the nights are best for me to create, plan and focus on my activities. I primarily use interactive notebooks, math centers and more small group activities than whole group lessons. I find especially with my intensive group of students that "teacher-talk" is not the best teaching practice.
Besides being an awesome mother and wife, I do really enjoy gardening and being outdoors. My family is avid air boaters and with the Florida Everglades right behind us it is hard to not want to be in the wild. I have a family sized garden where I grow seasonal vegetables and get my hands dirty alongside with my babies.
We also have seven egg laying hens that are such a joy to have. If you are a pet lover, I would really suggest getting chickens. They are very easy to care for and are such fun watching. My kids learn everyday about them and have fun feeding treats or kitchen scraps that we put aside for our ladies. Something I want to instill in my children is that self-sufficiency is an important attribute to have.
Growing your own food and knowing how to care for animals is extremely important to me.
I am currently teaching myself how to preserve food and reading up on how to can vegetables. My tomato harvest is underway and one goal was to make pasta sauce by scratch. My herbs are on point and the tomatoes are ripening! So, I'll cross my fingers that I can hear that "pop" sound when it comes time to pull them from the vines.