This journey of starting a blog has been more rewarding than I thought possible. It’s been rewarding intellectually and personally.
And the journey has barely started.
I want to continue the conversation about how kids learn and grow and about how we parent today. It’s important to know about fresh research, but it’s also important to connect with other adults who care about kids’ learning and development.
And hopefully the new website will give me a better platform to connect with others and communicate my ideas.
I’d love to hear what you’re thinking, reading, and experiencing as parents and as those who help and influence kids. Please subscribe by e-mail or follow me on Twitter or Facebook.
Thank you for stopping by!
Emily T says
Smock, I’d like to hear your thoughts about security in elementary schools and how to educate little kids on safety without freaking them out. My kindergartener seems to have a lot of lockdown drills since the Sandy Hook shootings, and it makes me so sad to think my little kid is now used to hiding in the bathroom “in case a bad man comes in.”
Stephanie @ Mommy, for real. says
Congrats on the new site! It looks beautiful! Hope your transition went smoothly! Also, I have been meaning to tell you I finished Red Hook Road and loved it. Thanks so much for the recommendation. The scene with Samantha and Mr. Kimmelbrod in the hospital was so moving and had me in tears.
Oh, Emily, that’s just awful! So sad! That’s definitely one of the top things that I want to write about. I don’t know exactly where anyone should draw the line between safety and avoidance of freaking little kids out, but it seems like a lot of schools are putting in place drills that are just plain traumatic.
Janine Huldie says
Wonderful new look and congrats on the new site. Happy to be following you!! 🙂
Thank you, Janine and Stephanie! Glad to see “familiar” faces!
Just happened across your site via a comment you made at PhD in Parenting. Love the layout. I am currently getting back into blogging and driving myself, and my poor husband, insane in the attempt to change up my lay out. I am a teacher, but completed my degree as career # 2, so still on that lovely sub list! Hoping to get back to it soon after the arrival of babe #2 who isn’t a sleeper….I blog to add a bit of sanity to my day 🙂
Kim, I love your layout! It’s beautiful! Your header is amazing. What do you teach?
Thank you! I teach mostly middle school. I am ok with just subbing for the moment, it means not working every day and not doing any of the marking or planning! My oldest starts school in September so it will be nice to be able to be around a bit for that and be able to be at school for special events during the day.