The concept for this blog came while I was searching online for ideas of how to keep my three year old busy and having fun during the day while teaching her the basics, like the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors. While she knows these things pretty well now, I still need to keep her busy. I came across blogs that other women have done about how they teach their children and the fun ways they do it. Even though I've wanted to do this since October of last year, being pregnant and then having a baby has really fouled up my plans. I feel like I am in a position where I can really begin to do what I want in a more structured and organized way. I have been gathering ideas and supplies since January and have been trying to get them all organized. Although I don't have everything exactly how I want it, I feel like I just need to start to do something.
What I envision for this blog is my documenting of the things that I do with my daughter on a daily basis during our Tot School. More than that though, is how I will accomplish the title of this blog...Turning ordinary into extraordinary.
My major in college was Home and Family Living. One of the main things that stood out to me in my classes was how to turn everyday, monotonous activities of taking care of the home and family into joyful experiences that we can treasure and remember forever. I want to take the activities of feeding, clothing, cleaning, etc. to the next level. I am at the point in my life where I am just starting to learn and begin to understand how to effectively run a home. This blog will follow me on my journey step-by-step as I try to better my own home through experimenting with new ideas from teaching my children to trying out new recipes.