I’m Kristina, a mom of two (a preschooler and a toddler) and a former Special Education teacher for children with communication disabilities. I write about our creative explorations over at Toddler Approved. I blog alongside one of my best friends and we love sharing ideas with each other and our readers. My main interest is to find ways to make life a little more fun and creative. I also love to embed language learning into everything that we do.
Kari has been playing and teaching music since she can remember and founded Asheville Area Music Together in 2006. Kari is a dynamic and engaging teacher who creates a warm, fun classroom environment.
In addition to her Music Together classes for the little folks, she teaches private piano and percussion lessons to students of all ages. Married to fellow percussionist Matthew Richmond, she is mom to 9-year-old Isaac and 4-year-old Cora.
Anna and Heather are long-time friends who share a love for beautiful picture books, YA novels, and a good cup of earl grey tea.
Ana Dziengel is an architect, award winning furniture designer, and mom blogger. In 2012 Ana left behind an architecture career to be a SAHM, professional crafter, amateur scientist, and impromptu art teacher to her three young children.
She blogs at Babble Dabble Do and is a regular contributor to PBS Parents.
Gina is a designer and illustrator who lives in Sweden with her husband and 3 kids between the city and the sea. She is passionate about kids and creating and thrives off of creating hands-on projects with them, exploring every corner of imagination, and sharing them on her blog, Willowday. While many people imagine that her name is “Willow," her willow life actually began on the day that she married and took her husband's Swedish last name, which sounds like the Swedish word for "willow."
The Art Pantry is a design studio specializing in children’s creative play spaces, founded by Megan Schiller. Her mission is to encourage children’s creative play and learning through inspired design.