I’m so glad you are here! I’m Angela, a mom to all boys, wife to an amazing man, lover of the Midwest, and daughter of Christ. I am a former teacher, turned stay-at-home with my 5 year old, 3 year old, and baby.

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How It All Began…

I started writing Teaching Mama in the fall of 2012. I had been a stay-at-home-mom for a couple years and was itching to do something with my education degree. I LOVED teaching in the classroom and I wanted to share my love for learning with my children! I started the blog as a creative outlet and a way to stay accountable for being my children’s first teacher. I also wanted to share my ideas with other parents to help them have the tools and confidence they need to teach their own children.


What It’s All About…

Teaching Mama is an education blog, where I share hands-on learning activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Because I’m passionate about educating children, my goal is to give you numerous resources, ideas, and the tools you need to teach your children. Being creative in my teaching is so much fun for me. You can oftentimes find me at Hobby Lobby or the Dollar Store going up and down the aisles coming up with new crafts and brainstorming teaching ideas. Blogging is a creative outlet and I love sharing my ideas with all of you!

This is my mission: To provide parents with the tools they need to create a rich early childhood experience for their child.

At Teaching Mama, you’ll find a variety of education topics for toddlers and preschoolers. These are just a few of the topics I write about regularly:

Toddler Activities

Preschool Activities

Sensory Play



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Even though I blog about education, I periodically share my thoughts on life, faith, and motherhood.

I am a Christian and we love Jesus in our family. Following Christ is the most important thing to us.

Let’s Connect…

I would love to connect with me on Facebook, PinterestTwitterGoogle+, or sign up to receive email updates. If you teach preschool at home, I would love for you to join my Facebook community for moms. You can also mail me with questions at angela@teachingmama.org.