In my last post, I told you all about what I create here at Tiny Pumpkin Press - custom made storybooks for children that tell true stories of their lives and their families.
In the future of this here blog, I hope to continue to share designs, projects, story ideas, and the like.
But something else happened on my way to writing about my products. See, the reason I decided to sell this particular product is that I wanted to create something that I believe has some meaning.
I believe in telling stories. To children. About children. When I started to write all the
reasons I find this to be true, I discovered that I have a lot to say about children, and I want to say it all. So...
I will write about the ways stories teach, calm, unite, and engage children.
I will write about great children's literature.
Sometimes, I will simply write about children and families and the magic I see everyday.
I have been an early childhood educator for almost 20 years. I have been a parent for about the same amount of time. Teaching and parenting are NOT the same thing. I find meaning in those differences. I might write about that too.
I have a brain that likes to analyze things, and break them down to their simplest
components. Since my job is working with young children, I often seek to make sense of their behavior. Especially when that behavior seems non-sensical (or, not sensible) to the grown up mind.
I have patience and love for the mess that is becoming human. I have a love of observing children; their discoveries (who doesn’t?) ; their creativity; their thoughts; their struggles; their play; their stories.
I hope I offer a point of view that might shed some light into the going’s on of your own
children. Maybe just a shift in perspective to help you get through a rough patch. I hope
you find some forgiveness for yourself. For your ugly times. I hope to tell enough stories
about children to help you see some beauty in the mess.
Let’s just see what happens, shall we?