This week’s Mom of the Week is a kindergarten teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland and the author of our newest feature, Laurie’s Lesson Plans. If you are looking for ways to keep your kids engaged in learning this summer, be sure to check out Laurie’s weekly lesson plans and activities that can be adapted for kids of all ages.
Name: Laurie McCarty
Hometown: Frederick, MD
Occupation: Kindergarten teacher, and mom
Meet the Family: I’m a single mom to the most amazing 4 year old boy. We have a beta fish named Dory.
Most Controversial thing about you: That I’m a single mom.
Passions and Interests: I love anything outdoors. Camping, hiking, 5k runs, skiing (water and snow). Anything to do with my son. I love being a soccer mom!
One Major Goal you’re striving for: Organize my house this summer.
Biggest Pet Peeve: It’s a toss up between people who are late or people who don’t clean up after themselves.
Best Advice you’ve received: Treat others how you want to be treated.
What are you reading? What is your favorite book? Fifty shades of grey. I love it and if you have read it you know why! Lol
Favorite Kid Friendly Restaurant: California tortillas. The kids can build their own taco.
What do you do when you have some alone time away from the kids? Read, shop, listen to music with grown up words!
What types of activities do you like to do as a family? Outdoor stuff. This is the first year I took my son skiing. That was the most amazing thing seeing this little man able to experience fun outside in winter.
What do you have planned with the family this summer? Camping at the beach, trip to the lake/mountain house, family reunion in New Mexico, visit friends in Florida. Many more activities I can’t wait for summer.
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About Tara Dunsmore
Tara is a single mom from Frederick, Maryland just trying to keep up with her crazy life. When she's not at the park with her Boo Boo you can find her either at her day job right here at Tots2Tweens or at her second job as a Jamberry Independent Consultant. Tara spends her days at Tots2Tweens searching for fun family activities and interesting content to share with our readers. Events, recipes, parenting articles and resources…if you live in MD/DC/VA/PA Tots2Tweens is the place to find it. She spends a lot of time on Pinterest and Facebook sharing her finds with our followers. Tara also volunteers her time as the Administrative Coordinator for the charitable photographer's network, Shoots for a Cure.You can read more about Tara's crazy life on her blog i heart my crazy life or follow her on twitter: @heartmycrzylife.