For anyone alert enough to have noticed that my last post was dated March 18th and it is now October 26th, I can assure you that I am still here on planet Earth! Between a wee taddy bit of “blog burnout” and a new direction in my life, blogging went to the back burner.
The exciting news (for me anyhow) is that I have made a major career shift. Over the years I have been a flight attendant, lawyer, flight instructor, professional pilot, writer, and stay-at-home-Mom. I have now ended my stay-at-home-Mom phase, and have taken a job as a Montessori teacher in a 3 to 6 year-old classroom.
I am just finishing up my Montessori certification, and began work at the start of the school year in August. I have been heavily involved with this little school for eight years as a parent, classroom volunteer, and enthusiastic supporter, so this is an obvious and happy progression for me. My primary areas of responsibility are Science and Geography/Cultural, which, as you might have guessed by reading my blog, are probably my two most favorite subjects.
So far I am loving my new career. I feel very fortunate to be spending my days with absolutely the best co-workers and children out there! I am also excited to personally share many of the ideas from Unplug Your Kids with a wider pool of children.
I have spent a lot of time during my hiatus wondering about the future of Unplug Your Kids. Obviously I have a lot less free time now, and my life focus has shifted a bit. However I hate to simply abandon the blog, especially after four and a half years of hard work and love!
So the logical solution is to shift the focus of Unplug Your Kids to better align with my present life. I plan on using Unplug Your Kids as a platform for sharing fun books, teaching ideas, and projects that I discover or create. Since the blog has really always been about art, science, books, and activities, I don’t think there will be a drastically noticeable change. There may just be a bit more talk about Montessori than there used to be.
Since many of you who read Unplug Your Kids are homeschooling families, or families seeking supplementary fun and educational activities for their children, I hope that you will welcome this new direction!