Hi, I’m Lauren, the writer and creator of this blog. I am an elementary resource teacher and instructional coach in Northern Virginia, with my M. Ed. in elementary education and specialization in gifted education. I’ve taught in Arlington and Fairfax County Public Schools as well as in various Independent Schools in Northern Virginia. I live in Northern Virginia with my husband and two young boys. I am passionate about teaching and doing what’s best for kids- socially, emotionally and intellectually.
Aside from teaching and doing family things, I love to run, read, write, travel, and cook yummy vegetarian meals. I am a yogi in training, a parent in training, a teacher in training- basically a human in training. I have a blog because I love to write and this seems to be the best way to do it- for now.
Naturally, I write about children since they are a mainstay in my life both at work and at home. I write about them largely because they teach me something every day- if I’m open to seeing it, that is. They are my very own little Zen masters, showing me the way to a lighter, more joyful way of living.
“Life may be generic, but love and beauty are specific.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn
Thanks for joining me here!