I have always embraced my inner child. This is a quality that my mother emulated and inevitably passed on to me. Hence, the child within me grows attached to those of a like mind and/or spirit. Once I learned that I was pregnant with my first and only child I immediately felt a newfound and overwhelming love. I know that if I feel such tremendous love for my own son that I can share this kind of love with others, especially children. My experiences as a Postpartum Doula caused this love for children and their families to continuously grow. As I was learning and growing as a new mother I also began working in childcare. I would apply the same love and care I wholeheartedly gave to my son to the little ones I was caring for and their families. I believe that anyone working in childcare or the teaching industry should embrace and tend to the 'whole' child. As I continued to grow as a parent and childcare specialist my dreams began to shift. Noticing this in myself along with my desire to provide safety,security, and stability for my son, I ventured into the world of teaching. I quickly realized that ALL children are gifted in some form. I thought to myself, "The human experience begins here in this place; in childhood!'.
Most of my work in childcare and as a Doula was with newborn through toddler-age children. During my fifteen years of teaching I taught mostly Early Childhood through fifth grade.
I also love Dance! For me dance is life, as is music. I embrace and advocate for The Arts in general. In my mind if every child was exposed to the arts along with learning the cultural and community contributions of the arts the world would grow into a more peaceful place. I enjoy the outdoors and digging in the dirt. I keep a mini garden on my sweet, little terrace. I have a quite diverse trunk full of interests and hobbies, such as drawing, poetry writing, outdoor exploration, health and fitness, wellness and healing.
I am a deeply Spiritual person and I am full with love to share. I am extremely maternal by instinct. I am somewhat an "A" type. I like for pretty much all things to be in some type of order and organized. I also am very pampering by nature. I love to pamper myself! I also know by giving to myself I increase my ability to give to others.