Contributors

Parenting

Sharon is an artist, designer and author of both "how-to" books and children's picture books.  She is also co-founder of ZiggityZoom and the managing editor.  The book "Parenting Without a Paddle:Navigating the Waters of Parenthood" was co-authored by McCullough, along with Kristin Fitch, the other co-founder of ZiggityZoom.  She is passionate about family and family fun.

Posts by Sharon Pierce McCullough

Arts & Crafts

Kathy Barbro earned her B.F.A. at Minneapolis College of Arts & Design, enjoying a 20-year career in graphic design. When her son entered kindergarten, her career path took a turn. The local elementary school had no art program and that was all the inspiration she needed. Kathy served as a volunteer art docent for several years, later becoming the school's Professional Expert in Visual Arts. She teaches twenty K-5 classes weekly and conducts an after-school Art Enrichment program. Kathy pooled her talents to share her curriculum via the blogosphere. With 500 classroom-tested art projects posted, her Art Projects For Kids www.artprojectsforkids.org is a favored source of art lesson plans among teachers, home schoolers and parents.

Posts by Kathy Barbro

Kindergarten Readiness

Tara Hudson received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education at The University of Delaware and her Master’s Degree in Education at Stonybrook University. Tara has taught for ten years in the Westhampton Beach School District. Currently in her sixth year as a kindergarten teacher, her passion is working with children each day and watching them grow socially and academically. Tara has done freelance work for The Patch and her writing has also appeared in The Waldo Tribune and Macaroni Kid. Tara lives on Long Island with her husband, children and dog.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, exercising and being outdoors.


Posts by Tara Hudson

Kids Book & App Reviews

Mary Shields writes for several family magazines and other
publications and also works as a consultant in the areas of
environmental sustainability, public health and vaccines.  She is an
avid travel writer, specializing in family travel and family-friendly
destinations and products. Mary has a BA in Journalism from Temple
University, an MS in Organizational Dynamics from University of
Pennsylvania, and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins
University.  She has a five-year-old daughter, an incredible husband
and two naughty shelter dogs; they live outside of Baltimore.

Early Reading

Julie Rebboah has been a professional educator since 1998. She has been an Early Reading Intervention instructor, an English language development teacher, and a private tutor. Julie wrote Magic Letters; The Keys to the World of Words and Magic Words; Discovering the Adventure of Reading out of a need to provide materials to support and extend learning in her diverse classroom. http://www.lightningbuglearning.com

Posts by Julie Rebboah

Kids Money & Math

Karyn is co-founder of Kidnexions, an educational company specializing in kids' money and elementary mathematics. She has a BA in Child Development, a Masters of Arts in Education with a Specialization in Elementary Mathematics, and a multiple subjects teaching credential. Her passion is designing real-world lessons that resonate with kids and their interests. Karyn is the creator of Nifty Numbers and Math Medley Family Math Night kits which were designed to build strong family-school partnerships and get parents involved on an academic level.  She is currently working on her third Family Math Night kit.  www.kidnexions.com

Posts by Karyn Hodgens

Kids Health

Kids Book & App Reviews

Interested primarily in children's books, Annie writes book reviews for all types of children's books.  Her primary interest, however, is picture books for the younger age groups.  Her favorite kids book authors include Rosemary Wells and Dr. Seuss.  With new technology pressing forward, Annie is also involved in reviewing apps for children. 

Posts by Annie Kramer