(This post is part of my “ABCs of” feature series where I highlight one blogger a week by sharing fun facts about them A-Z! Click here for the rest of the posts in the series!)
Today I am featuring the ABCs of Encourage Play. And I’m pretty sure if Janine and I had the chance to meet in person we’d be two peas on a pod! We both have a strong passion for the POWER of PLAY … not to mention we both are in the field of mental health AND we’re moms! Her blog focuses on interpersonal skills, intrapersonal skills, resources, and … of course … PLAY!!! Through her site you can also order amazing play kit subscription boxes that are designed to help kids build social skills. Be sure to check them out!
The ABCs of
|Beverage of Choice
|coffee and wine
|something you’d like to Change in your Life
|I’d love to declutter my house and just have less stuff – it’s a work in progress!
|Crocheting and watching Netflix
|Essential start of the day
|A cup of coffee and a few minutes to myself with my laptop
|Animal Crossing on the 3DS
|favorite Ice Cream flavor
|Chocolate chip cookie dough
|Beloved piece of Jewelry
|The diamond band from my husband from one of our earliest anniversaries
|Kids (names & ages)
|My daughter is 7 and my son is 4 (almost 5)
|Where do you Live
|We live on the South Shore of Massachusetts
|I love the Harry Potter Movies and The Lord of the Rings movies.
|People call me J9 or Ninja. Ninja is ironic because I’m the biggest klutz; I’m always bumping into stuff and getting injured.
|I have a few 🙂 A Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Founder of Encourage Play, Zumba Instructor and Mom
|a weird thing in your Purse/bag
|Rocks – my kids like to collect them when we’re out, and I just put them in my purse and forget.
|“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” – Shakespeare
|Right or left-handed
|I have two, an older brother and a younger sister. My sister and I are 2 1/2 years apart, just like my kids. I also have 4 brothers-in-law and 2 sisters-in-law.
|Time it takes to get ready
|I’m pretty low maintenance, I’d say 10-15 minutes.. When I’m dealing with my crazy hair, it takes longer.
|My husband and I dated for 6 months in the 10th grade.
|Toronto last summer – we spent a few weeks there as a family and it was awesome.
|What makes you late
|I can never find my phone, so I’m constantly searching for it before we go out.
|Xrays you’ve had
|Twice on my lungs to see if I had pneumonia (I did).
|Yummy food that you make
|My kids love the breaded chicken I make – I make it with flaxseed, it’s delicious!
|favorite Zoo animal
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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.