Welcome to my little corner of the Internet.
My name is Katie and I’m the mom… and the teacher… around here. Teacher Tour Guide is an idea that was sparked when my daughter was only a few months old. You can read more about that here. In my pre-mom life, I was a public school teacher, and then a zoo educator. I still teach college level education courses from time to time, a “side-job” that has bridged my mom/pre-mom life. I run a marathon every 5 years – and this is the year(!) – so I’m currently training to run Chicago in October of 2014. I counter that with bikram yoga and plenty of time curled up on the couch with a good book. Luckily, my student loves reading as much as I do and is usually happy to join me.
Speaking of my student… B is my 3-year-old daughter. She is often described as pragmatic. She is an observer and a thinker… and then when she’s processed it all, a talker. At the moment, she’s into all things Mary Poppins. She loves to nurture and is “big sister” to our cats Maggie and Hermione.
Tony completes our family. He’s the dad of the century and an amazing husband! He runs a video production company when he’s at work. At home, he’s in charge of all things food related – he plans our meals and does most of the grocery shopping and cooking. We joke that it’s his job to make sure nobody starves, and he does it well and in budget.