Hi, I’m Tina. I’m a former teacher by profession. I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Georgia (formerly North Georgia College) in 1991. I have taught in both public and private schools in both typical and special needs classrooms. My experience covers a variety of grade levels from Preschool to grade 12.
I love to read. If I can teach a child to read, I’ve accomplished much, but if I can teach a child to love to read, then I’ve taught him or her to love learning which will last a lifetime.
I’ve been married to Steve since June 15, 1991. We have three living children and one son in Heaven. In June 2014, our son gifted us with a daughter-in-law. Our son is a sheriff’s deputy and a Soldier in the National Guard. Our daughter-in-law loves animals. She works at a local kennel and she is the Assistant Youth Director at her church. Our middle daughter is studying psychology and art. She plans to work in the field of Clinical Mental Health. (I think she secretly analyzes everything I say and do.) Our youngest daughter is also studying psychology. She plans to become a Christian Family Counselor. Although these empty nest years have been our hardest years, my husband and I love watching our children navigate their adult worlds and we love watching our family grow.
Here on the blog, I write a lot about our faith. Our faith is the foundation of our home. I love my church. I attend several Bible studies every week and I enjoy sharing my notes here. When I learn such good stuff, I can’t just shove my notes in a folder and never look at them again. I share them here so that I can organize them into categories and study them further. They are also here for you to read them, benefit from them, and apply them to your lives.
I also write about many of the preschool activities I do with my little daycare kiddos. I enjoy making printables and coming up with activities to support the books we read.
While my children were growing up, we spent so much time on the road traveling between baseball games, band concerts, soccer games, softball games, chorus concerts, piano lessons, and art lessons that I never cooked much. I don’t really enjoy cooking, but I love my slow cooker. Occasionally, I share a good slow cooker recipe.
I love movies, especially movies that teach a good moral lesson. Occasionally, I share with you my favorites and why I loved them so much.
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