It has been a whirlwind of a week as my son just about turns one. He was born on 6/18/15 and joins my PLN. He had to be evicted. There have been many changes in my schedule already as we realized once he is out he is KOed. On one occasion we fell asleep and thought he would wake us up and we slept 7 hours straight and we still had to wake him up to eat!
This little guy has quickly become part of the family. He has seen all 14 of his cousins before he was one day old.
I am a reader. Straight up I love to read. The most common things I give my numerous nieces and nephews are books on their favorite topics. So I was surprised when all of the pregnancy and life after birth books skipped that portion of development. They didn't mention reading to the child until late in the book. I am a firm believer in books - so much so that my family hosted a baby shower of books for my wife!
I hope this passion for books passes onto all of my children whether they are mine, my nieces and nephews or my students. I always see the reports from the Book It Program about how reading with a child improves literacy ten-fold.
I hope to get back to regular routines in July once we get used to the constant up-and-down motions of child rearing.
I am a 2nd Grade teacher with years of experience in digital editing and film. I have a 2nd Degree Black Belt, am a professional wedding photographer, and instruct fine art painting classes.