The ABCs of Gift of Curiosity …and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

Another Friday and another fabulous blog to highlight in my “ABCs of” series!  This week I’m featuring Katie from Gift of Curiosity.  Along with being a blogger, she is a educator, researcher, and mom.  “Through my professional and personal experiences, I have developed a strong belief in the importance of using children’s innate curiosity to our advantage when we teach them. I hope to raise children who are intrinsically motivated to explore and learn about their world. The name of my blog was inspired by my belief that one of the most important gifts we can give to our children isthe gift of curiosity.”  Here are …

 The ABCs of

Gift of Curiosity

Age 35
Beverage of Choice milk or water
something you’d like to Change in your Life I’d love a few extra hours in the day to do all the things I want to do!
favorite Diversion Blogging or reading a good book.
Essential start of the day A few minutes to myself
Favorite Color Red
Favorite Game Settlers
Height 5’9”
favorite Ice Cream flavor Definitely chocolate – the richer the better!
Beloved piece of Jewelry My engagement ring – we had it custom built using a diamond given to us from my mom.
Kids (names & ages) Qboy, age 4 and Xgirl, age 3
Where do you Live California
Favorite Movie(s) I don’t have a single favorite, but I generally like suspense and dramas.
Nickname Katie is my nickname. But when I was in elementary school my friends called me Kit-Kat.
Occupation I finished my PhD in child and adolescent development in June and now I’m taking some time to figure out what I want to do next.
a weird thing in your Purse/bag The “weirdest” thing in my bag is a pack of Boogie Wipes, but with two young kids I don’t think that’s particularly weird.
favorite Quote “Our greatest glory consists not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Right or left-handed Right
Siblings 1 younger brother
Time it takes to get ready Depends on what I’m getting ready for.
Unusual Fact My first “career” was as a magician. When I was in middle school I used to perform magic shows at birthday parties.
Best Vacation Too many good ones to pick just one. I love to travel!
What makes you late Trying to do “just one more thing” before I get out of the house.
Xrays you’ve had Just dental x-rays
Yummy food that you make Chocolate banana “ice cream”
favorite Zoo animal Do llamas count? I’ve had a weird obsession with them for years now.

And now for …

Kids Co  op


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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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