Hello! I am Chris, a teacher and mother of four almost-adult kids. I live in the Twin Cities–ground zero for the global unrest unleashed during the pandemic. During the “at home” times and curfews, I scrambled to find alcoves in my home for work, study, and hobbies. I dug deep into my old resources and training as a teacher. In the alcoves, I discovered a treasure trove of old recipes, vintage jewelry, and tried and true methods for teaching people how to do things. I intend to share all of this with you here.
I am a teacher but am not a patient homeschooling mom. I realized that early on. Instead of traditional homeschooling, I did something that I call “Home School Lite.” I liked the idea of homeschooling but could never really pull it off. So, I used summer vacations from school to do a “lite” version of home school. I got the satisfaction of helping my own children move ahead and keep up academically but I didn’t need a curriculum or testing. I focused only on the basics–math and reading.
My main area of interest is helping struggling readers and especially their parents. I want to give parents some easy ways to help their child learn to read. I want to empower parents and let them know, “Yes, you can do this!”
I also love the idea of a studio. A studio for cooking, a studio for writing, a studio for teaching, a studio for music. I have none of these. Well, almost none. There is a slowly evolving music studio in the basement. But right now, that is for “the band.”