Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here *virtual handshake*. It’s funny to read someone’s blog and not know who they are, isn’t it? My name is Kristen and I’m the writer/creator of Busy Kids Happy Mom.
I share things I’m learning, great articles I’ve read and my favorite products on the Busy Kids Happy Mom Facebook page.
First things first, I’m not a perfect mom (far from it) and I don’t “do it all”. I usually only share the best stuff or our highlight reel. I also have school-age kids who are capable of doing more and are creative on their own. This is a Guilt-Free Zone. I do like to share things that have worked for us, if you like it – pin it and save it for later.
I originally started Busy Kids Happy Mom in 2011 as a place to put all of my ideas. I love sharing things with other moms, but could never find the files! So, in an effort to get things straight, this blog was created. I love connecting with people from all over the world. I’m always amazed at how far the World Wide Web reaches (laugh all you want – my husband does!)
I have worked with children for over 20 years; however, I’ve learned more from the 2 that live in my house. I’m learning right alongside them. They challenge my abilities, they make me crazy sometimes, but I couldn’t imagine life without them.
Why Busy Kids?
I love it when my kids are involved doing things rather than video games or TV. I don’t like running them all over town to classes or sports. Both of my children have full lives; however, we feel that family time is most important.
If I ever have the pleasure of meeting you face-to-face, I would never ever rattle off my resume to you. That said, some people like to know that I have a background in education.
So here is my info: I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Virginia Tech and a Masters Degree in Education (emphasis in Reading) from the University of Virginia. I’ve taught both as an elementary classroom teacher and a reading specialist. Currently I work as a Reading Specialist in a local elementary school. Most importantly, I’m a mom!
Note to other moms: While my degrees prepared me for a career in education, I’ve learned the most from the two kids that live in my house!
I also lead parent workshops. Popular topics include:
- Five Love Languages of Children
- Parenting the Connected Generation (internet safety)
- Getting Your Child Ready to Read
- Motivating Your Child Through the Summer
- Moving Your Kids from Gimme to Great! (preschool and school age)
- Writing for Little Ones
If you’ve got a question for me, or if you want to chat, please contact me through my Facebook page using the message feature. You may also feel free to comment on any post you find here on my blog. I love comments, and try to always answer your questions personally.
If you are a company and need to contact me for my media packet, please use: contactbkhm@gmail (dot) com.