One of the things I love about blogging is having the opportunity to meet some amazing people. If you’d like to follow a blogger with a sincere heart and some great ideas you’ll want read on to learn about my friend Chelsey who blogs over at BuggyandBuddy.com. Chelsey’s goal is to create and educate with love. Her blog covers creative ideas for holidays and seasons, indoor/outdoor and sensory play, and tutorials. She also has a learning section with information on literacy, math, writing and science.
Her blog includes some spontaneous lessons for learning like “Lessons from a Bathroom Scale,” and her enlightening series called “Photo A Day” where she took at least one picture a day of her children for a whole year. After seeing all the cute pictures, I’ve determined that I need to take more pictures of my two boys.
Chelsey is a former elementary teacher turned stay-at-home-mom and is married to Paulie (currently an elementary teacher) and mother to two wonderful children; Theodore (Buddy) age 1, and Lucy (Buggy) now 4.
A Lesson in Art
One of my favorite posts from her blog is “Art Sketch Books with Kids” where Chelsey talks about her daughter Lucy lacking confidence in her writing and drawing skills.
Chelsey writes, ”So, summer came, and I remembered reading about a project (with) a challenge to use your sketchbook everyday. I thought hard about doing it, but was really nervous. I don’t think I’ve ever even owned a sketchbook in my life. I am NOT an artist and do not feel creative in any way. I’m a very math/science type person and definitely have a type A personality. Creative is the last word I would use to describe myself. So how could I model creativity for my kids?”
When I read these words I was very surprised. Chelsey seems like a super-creative mom with fantastic ideas just pouring out into her daily activities with her children; as is evidenced by the fantastic ideas and posts she writes about on her blog.
Isn’t this the challenge we all face as moms? We question our ability to teach and inspire our own little ones. Want to find out how Chelsey solved the challenges she faced? I think you should read her post, both she and her daughter learned from the experience, and they overcame their fears.
Q&A with Buggy and Buddy
I had a chance to talk with Chelsey about her blog and I wanted to share with you what this encouraging blogger had to say about blogging.
Q. Why do you blog, and where do you find inspiration?
A. “Blogging provides me with the opportunity to instill a love of learning in my children, while also allowing me to share my experiences with other parents and teachers. I also love all the great friendships and connections I’ve made with so many readers and bloggers. My main inspiration comes from my children. I love observing what they seem interested in and building from there.”
Q. Tell us something unusual about yourself that a person might not know from reading your blog.
A. “I’ve lived in 11 different cities all over the country. I think I’ve finally found my hometown!”
Chelsey and her beautiful family live off the coast of California where she gets to experience her favorite weather – cloudy days at 63 degrees. In addition to blogging, Chelsey enjoys baking, making lots of lists, attempting to sew, reading, playing any type of game involving words, and watching birds. Chelsey shares on her blog that some of her favorite things include: coffee ice cream with a heath bar, the colors brown & green, seeing her kids laugh, sleeping through the night, not dancing to the beat, and having pancakes on Sunday.
I truly enjoy reading Chelsey’s blog. For some inspiring posts on science, reading, and crafting with kids I encourage you to head on over to BuggyandBuddy.com.