To kick off 2013 I want to take a moment to get to know each other a little better.
I'm going to introduce you to me and my family and then I would LOVE for you to share a little bit about yourself, your family, and your goals for 2013 in the comments. Hopefully we can work together to accomplish a few of them this year!
I'm Kristina, the founder of Toddler Approved.
(our little family in San Francisco over the holidays)
I am the mom of three kids. I have a newborn boy, a 2 year-old girl, and an almost 5 year-old boy. I am married to the most awesome and handsome guy ever too. 🙂
In my free time I love to create, eat chocolatey things, spend time with friends, be outdoors, take photos of my kids, read books, blog, make new friends, and run.
In 2013 I want to prioritize. I shared a post last year called Super Mom Debunked. After several weeks of trying to decide what I want to focus on this year... I realized I already have some pretty great personal goals in that post that I want to explore more. It is going to be tough, but wonderful.
My Toddler Approved kid helpers are Andrew (almost 5) and Catie (2). Hopefully Ryan (my newborn) will get more involved this year too!
Andrew loves volcanoes, rockets, space shuttles, reading books, building with Legos, drawing, riding his bike, and attending his kinderprep school program. He starts kindergarten in the Fall.
Catie loves trains, reading books, collecting stuffed animals, putting together puzzles, drawing, painting, baking with mom, and doing anything her big brother likes to do.
Ryan loves sleeping, eating, smiling, cooing, and sticking out his tongue.
Toddler Approved is a site where I love to share activities we do together and things we create. As a parent I am constantly learning new things too, so this is a space where I share tidbits of insight I glean from reading cool books, attending workshops, or talking to other awesome parents like you. Occasionally I also share about products or resources that I enjoy that I hope you will find useful.
In 2013 I am looking forward to getting to know more of the wonderful people that make up our Toddler Approved community. I love interacting with you on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Pinterest, and here on the blog. I am in awe of all of the extraordinary parents, teachers, caregivers, grandparents, counselors, SLPs, etc. that I have met since I started this site almost three years ago.
I appreciate those of you that take a second to leave a comment, shoot me an email to tell me you tried an activity, or even just click "like" when I share an idea on Facebook. You rock.
I am really looking forward to an incredible new year.
Thanks so much for subscribing to Toddler Approved.
If you are new to Toddler Approved, here are a few of my favorite posts that you might want to check out:
- 7 Ways to Enjoy Being Crafty With Your Toddler
- The Best of Parenting
- Yearlong Virtual Book Club for Kids
- My Mouth is a Volcano... and Other Tips and Tools to Teach Kids Who Interrupt