You want to pour all you can into your little ones, am I right?
- You want your children to be excited about learning and to excel as well?
- Specifically, you want simple actionable activities and tips for your children that will help them to excel in Math and other areas of STEM while having a blast along the way?!!
- You want to show your children the power of math and the cool things they can do if they are good at math?
If you answered yes to these questions, then you’re in the right place! And if you’re like me, then you work best when you have clear steps laid out for you.
So what can you expect from me:
I’m here to give you ideas of ways you can help immerse your kiddos into the worlds of math and science so that they eagerly await the next activity. The activities I talk about will involve the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Why I feel being great in Math and Science is so Important:
As a child, math was not my favorite subject. In high school, my favorite subject was history, and I used to love to read historical fiction books, but I was blessed in that I was good in math as well. When I went to college, I double majored in Political Science and Math. I planned to go to law school, but I decided to add Math as a second major since I was naturally good at it. My junior year of college though, I decided that law school was not for me, and later decided to go to graduate school in Statistics.
Fast forward many years later, after my husband and I decided that it was better for our family if I was primarily a stay at home mom, being good at math has afforded me many opportunities in instances when I needed to work a little. I’ve seen how being good in math, can be such a blessing, even if it’s not the subject you love the most. So now I am tremendously grateful that I majored in Math.
I want to expose my children to lots of STEM activities so that they have the option to be scientists, engineers, or mathematics if they so desire. And the cool thing is that there are so many fun, engaging STEM activities that are available, that they will be learning AND having fun!
Here’s a little about my background, and why all this talk about math and science?
When I was a child, my Dad prayed that my sister, brother, and I would be smart (…haha). It’s true! You may ask, why in the world did he pray that? Well, he grew up poor, and he came to realize how valuable education was.
He knew how hard he had to struggle because he did not have the best education, and he didn’t want his kids to experience the same struggles. My dad was the only child of 6 to go to college, but he wanted his children to realize long before they got to college the importance of a good education. God has been very gracious indeed to our family.
My sister received a Master’s degree in Chemistry from Wake Forest University, and she works at a Science educational company, helping to develop educational science activities for kids.
My brother attended MIT and received a degree in mechanical engineering and later finished a degree in law. He now is a Patent Lawyer.
I have a PhD in Statistics and a BS in Math and Political Science (whew that was by God’s Grace and Mercy). Oh, and did I mention that my mom taught high school math for about 25 years. I still call her with Geometry questions!
After deciding to go to graduate school in Statistics, my plans were to be a college professor, but boy oh boy did those plans get changed! While in graduate school, I married the love of my life, Andre. While still working on my degree, I took my first full-time “adult” job working at a community college. During the time that I was working on this job, Andre and I decided that it was best for our family if I stayed at home with our daughter Annaliese who was only one at the time. So after I completed my contract with the college for the school year, I began my journey as a stay at home mom. Fortunately, I had no student loan debt (Graduate school was almost entirely free!), so it was easier for us to make this decision.
My Kids are My Three Little Cups
Later, my husband and I decided to start homeschooling. I believe that one of the most important things I will ever do is to homeschool our children. There is so much opportunity to instruct our children and to pour into them awesome things. I have been blessed with Three Little Cups! My three little cups are Annaliese (age 9), Andre` (age 6), and Abigail (age 2). Oh, how I love them! My desire is to pour a Love of God into them, a desire to help others, and to foster a love of learning.
So if you’ve been searching for ways to start implementing fun activities centered around STEM, particularly math, with your little cups, and want activities that are fun and kid tested, stick around.
Together, let’s pour all we can into our little cups. It’s going to be fun!!