Hi there, my name is Nadia and I am a Mom to three wonderful kids. I have a passion for childhood education and love creating intentional learning opportunities at home. As a parent (and teacher at heart) I can relate to many of your challenges as well as the many perks of having children at home (or at school.) I find that teaching children between the ages of 2 to 10 is extremely rewarding and a lot of fun. Plus, you really don’t need a degree in teaching to be able to connect with your children through these fun activities at home.
Children at this age learn through their five senses and their imagination is at it’s peak. I know that Mom’s (and teachers) today are busy and need simple educational activities and ideas. I try my best to create simple activities that you can easily replicate at home (in a classroom setting) and printable activities that should minimize the prep for you. I also love to to share parenting tips, parenting reflections and my favorite quotes.
As a family we love to travel, with over 50 flights under our belts with children, I love sharing my travel tips and secrets with readers. Family holiday’s are a great way to connect with your children and I love sharing fun places we go to as well as what we did to make the trip more enjoyable for our family.
What you will find on Fun With Mama
On my blog, you will find parenting blog posts, kids fashion ideas, educational activities, photography, toy reviews, book suggestions, travel and general blog posts that relate to families, motherhood and family life.
I love connecting with other moms and teachers. I hope to inspire mothers to have as much fun as they can with their children while they are still young. These moments are fleeting. Make the best of them. I want to show Mom’s how easy it is to actually create intentional learning opportunities for their child while bonding with their kids. I want my children to look back on these years and remember that I tried to create magic for them and that I enjoyed every single moment of their childhood and love. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to e-mail me at anytime! I truly love connecting with my readers.
Want to work with Fun With Mama?
I am also always looking for writers for the Fun With Mama creative team. What is unique about you? Each one of us has something special that we are good at. Are you a librarian? Maybe you love children’s books and can write a blog posts on your suggestions. Are you a Mom who loves to shop and knows the best deals? My readers would love that! Do you create simple activities at home? Sensory Bins? Are you an art teacher? There are so many opportunities and I would LOVE to hear it. You can submit an application to join the creative team here.
I was born and raised in America (California to be exact) for 17 years before moving to South Africa and meeting my future husband. I lived in South Africa for approximately 10 years before relocating back to the USA with a husband and three kinds in tow.
My interests: I love kids activities, home organization ideas, photography, computers, reading books and anything tech related.
I am constantly taking new photography classes and you can see my growth through my blog’s pictures, especially through Fun With Mama’s Instagram.
You can find my YouTube Channel here.
About my kids:
I have three kids ages 11, 8 and 4! My children are my product testers and are an integral part of Fun With Mama! They inspire the magic in me. I love spending time with them, teaching them and encouraging them to reach for their dreams. I am a firm believer that you can only grow as high as you aim to reach. One day, when my children are reading this I want them to know that this blog was inspired by and dedicated to them. They allowed me to find my own dreams, they encourage me to reach higher and they celebrate each milestone and goal we reach. As they grow older I am always taken aback by their own unique ideas and twists. They are honest in their reviews and love sharing with other families what they liked and didn’t like about activities and products. I am amazed to see how each of them can now responsibly set up activities for each other too.
You can find my 4 year old’s YouTube Channel here.
Contributors – Our Team
I have a wonderful team of writers and printable activity creators who have the same passion for childhood as I do. Besides writing for Fun With Mama, many of them have their own blogs too. We have an incredibly talented team!
Deanna from Play Dough & Popsicles
Deanna is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog, Play Dough & Popsicles.
Stacey from A Moment In Our World
Stacey is an Australian homeschooling mum who has homeschooled their two boys from the start. Her blog, A Moment In Our World, is a way to share their homeschooling journey as well as a fabulous resource comprising of many fun activities, crafts, homemaking ideas, yummy recipes and lots of free printables.
Becka from Miniature Masterminds
Becka is a homeschooling mother of 3 who loves being creative. Miniature Masterminds is the blog where I share my knowledge from years of Early Childhood Education classes and past experience working with young children in the classroom, as well as being my much needed creative outlet. I love sharing free printable activities, crafts, and ideas to help others in their work with young children. Miniature Masterminds also showcases the activities I do with my preschool daughter, elementary school age son, and middle school daughter in our home education journey.
Vicki from Babies To Bookworms
Vicki is a former teacher who blogs about reading and children’s books at Babies to Bookworms. She is a stay at home mom to her two year old daughter – a budding bookworm as well! Vicki aims to help parents, teachers and caregivers to get kids interested in reading and learning with fun activities and great books.
Erin from Royal Baloo
Erin is a homeschooler who blogs at Royal Baloo. She loves making educational printables for her kids and then sharing them with the world. If she isn’t creating, she’s probably reading, crafting, or running.
Sharon from Rediscovered Families
Sharon is the author and creator of Rediscovered Families. She is a trained educator and former children librarian, with over 40 years of experience with preschoolers. She loves sharing her love of books with children and parents.
About My Photography
I am often asked this question so i fugred it would just be a lot easier if I post about it here.
What do I use to take pictures with? I have a DSLR Canon 5D Mark III. I shoot pictures both with my DSLR and my Iphone 6+.
Which lenses do I use? That is a great question. My 24-70 L II Lens pretty much lives on my camera but I do change it up and use my other lenses too.
I currently own the following Lenses:
Canon Lenses: EF 50mm f/1.4 | EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM | Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 (I have the first version of this one.)
Where did you learn to take pictures on your DSLR? My favorite place filled with the most wonderful information and classes is definitely ClickinMoms. It is a wonderful community and I am so happy to be a part of it. Check it out and try a free trial!