About

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Jessica and Casey are two like-minded moms with backgrounds in Early Childhood Education.  We want everything you see on this site to be “doable” and “practical” take-aways.  We want you to get inspiration to purpose your days as a parent (or guardian) without feeling like all of your days blur together.

We are moms who like to supplement teaching opportunities as often as we can.  Though we aren’t “homeschooling moms,” we have a lot of insight and materials for moms who spend the majority of their days teaching their children.

We love to share our experiences in mommy-teaching by providing insight, dialogue, teaching tips, resources, and more.  We hope that you will join us in this journey to make every day fun and meaningful for your little ones.

The Mommy Teacher motto “Schooling parents to teach their children; one activity at a time” is our goal.  So, we hope you will feel comfortable enough to learn as you go and take it ONE activity at a time!

 

A little bit more about us…



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My name is Jessica, Founder of TheMommyTeacher.com.  I am grateful Wife, a Mom of 3 little ones, and I am also a Teacher… who loves all things Early Childhood.

I taught kindergarten until the day I had my son (literally!); he wasn’t even 1 month old when I turned a spare room in our house into a classroom. I think my husband might have been too afraid of my hormones to discourage me from teaching.

Even with a newborn at home, I started teaching my friend’s kids every week during nap times.

I soon discovered that as much as I loved teaching little kids, I loved teaching my friends.  It was so rewarding sharing insight, tips, activities, and resources with my stay-at-home mom friends.  They wanted clues to teach their little ones all the skills they need to read, write, and the like.  After many months of sharing ideas, activities and teaching strategies with my friends for their children, I decided to put daily tips and activities online so that every parent could feel equipped and encouraged to be more intentional if that is their desire.



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My name is Casey.  I am a wife and stay-at-home mom of 3 – two big blues and a baby pink.

Before I was a SAHM, I taught Pre-K and Kindergarten in inner city Los Angeles and facilitated parent education classes for my students’ parents, covering topics such as motor skill development, reading comprehension, math skills, cross-curricular activities, health and nutrition, how to help with homework, how to volunteer in the classroom and more.

Since then I have been a mentor to Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers, have served on the board for the development of a charter school, currently volunteer in my son’s Kindergarten class, and serve along side my husband as a large group leader for K/1 and 2nd/3rd grades at our church – I just can’t seem to completely walk away from the classroom!

As a former parent educator and current mom myself, I understand how the demands of juggling all the different mommy hats can sometimes leave little room for planned learning activities in our daily routines.

My experiences as an early childhood educator helped me understand how to incorporate social, emotional, physical, linguistic and academic education into my daily interactions with my own children and I am so excited to share our adventures with you, Mommy Teachers!

 I am passionate about teaching you about teaching your child – helping you challenge your child through short, simple and inexpensive learning activities – and giving you the know-how to get your child ready for school!

17 Comments on About

  1. Jodie
    December 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi Jessica! I met you in line for Santa pics today. This is a great site, I will share it with my friends and weekly playgroup at St. Mark’s Church- they have alot of moms who homeschool, and we all stay at home. Thanks! Nice to meet you! Jodie

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    • jcook3
      December 9, 2010 at 10:32 am (7 years ago)

      Thank you so much! It was nice to meet you too. I wish you all the best soaking up another year with your younger son at home – it wont be long before we are missing these precious days. God bless you and your fam! Have a Merry Christmas 🙂 -jessica

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  2. Melissa
    January 10, 2011 at 12:01 am (7 years ago)

    Hey Neighbor!

    I finally was able to check out your site on here & think it is Awesome! I had nooooo idea you were a teacher……but I suspected you must have been at one point in time just from getting to know you more each time we chatted. Since, checking out your site I have been browsing through all kinds of stuff on here soaking up everything! It really is helping me (us) to determine if we really are going to attempt the “homeschool” route when we do cross that bridge. Speaking of …..do you by chance know of any resources off hand that I can refer to for researching info on homeschooling in East Baton Rouge Parish??
    P.S. After this frigid weather passes…..when you get a “free day” or time….call or text me b/c I really do want to get together w/ you this spring/summer & have “walking time.” I really enjoy chatting w/ you when we do get those moments. By the way ~ Happy New Year!

    Your neighbor down the street,
    Melissa

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    • jcook3
      January 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks Melissa!
      That is soo great that you are thinking of homeschooling…I would love to talk to you about that. I will definitely chat with you about those options soon as I would love to go walking when the weather is nice! Thanks so much for the message!
      See you soon 🙂
      -jessica

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  3. Laura Nixon Fahey
    February 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm (6 years ago)

    Hey Jessica!

    WOW! Dr. Buchanan sent this to us to share your AWESOME website! You are amazing and I am so proud of you! Who would have ever thought those treacherous days of the PK-3 classes would turn into this! I can’t wait to have a little one of my own so that I can become a mommy teacher too! Hope all is well and it is so good to see what you are doing!

    Laura

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    • jcook3
      February 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks so much Laura! Oh the days of PK-3 at LSU; it is so rewarding to see they paid off haha… Maybe we will have a reunion one of these days! Feel free to share activities through my contact page ANYTIME so I can share it with my Mommy Teachers. love, jess

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  4. Megan
    February 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm (6 years ago)

    Hey Jess! The website looks great! I am so proud of you! I am recommending your website to my friend on staff here in prague who is homeschooling her daughter, age 5. I love you!

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    • jcook3
      February 15, 2011 at 9:41 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks so much megan! I miss you so much friend. Keep me posted on all God is doing through you in Prague 🙂

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  5. Chris Bella
    February 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi Jessica! I called you over Christmas, I think. I can’t believe how much your baby has grown. I knew that you would be an AWESOME MOM!!! I am so excited to find out about your website. Please call and come see me soon! I think of you all the time. I am in DROP now and should retire in 2 1/2 years after this year. Love, Chris B.

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  6. Regina
    March 9, 2011 at 12:53 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much for putting your talent and energy into educating eager but clueless moms like me. I enjoy reading with my daughter more since discovering other ways to do it. The letter naming is my current challenge and I will definitely putting your tips into practice. Thanks again and please keep sharing:)

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    • jcook3
      March 9, 2011 at 7:44 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you so much for your feedback 🙂 I am so glad you like it! I will add another activity this week to give you more ideas to practice letter naming with your daughter. I looked at your blog and thought it was so unique, and you have SUCH a precious little girl!!!

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  7. Amanda
    May 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Jessica (I actually remember you better as “Yow Ming”)…not sure if you remember me though! hehe! I just wanted to say that I can’t wait to start utilizing everything that you teach in your blog with my son (he is almost 10 months)! This site is really neat!! 🙂

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    • jcook3
      May 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm (5 years ago)

      Hi! Yes I remember you 🙂 Congrats on your baby boy! He is adorable. E-mail me if you ever have any questions, thoughts, or learning experiences that you just want to share! So glad you stopped by!

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  8. Mark Landrieu
    July 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm (5 years ago)

    Great site Jessica!
    I will pass it on…..

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    • jcook3
      July 19, 2012 at 10:50 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks so much Mark. Sharing this means so much to me 🙂

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  9. Carol Pickens
    July 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm (4 years ago)

    Jessica I love your website. I am going to use your ideas with
    grandbaby Shelby.

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    • Jessica
      July 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm (4 years ago)

      Aw thank you 🙂 Bring that beautiful grand-baby to play some time too! And i would LOVE for you to share more of your WEALTH of ideas with me too!

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