Meet Taffy, KinderCare Content Marketing Manager
As content marketing manager for KinderCare, I’m focused on sharing all the resources we have for parents, including parenting advice, tips, news and educational activities.
I’m the proud mom of Fiona, age 3, and am always trying very hard not to brag about how smart and amazing my daughter is. In my spare time I love doing massive quantities of laundry, picking up toys from all over the house, and ignoring my two cats (not really!)
I’ve been working in marketing and public relations for more than 12 years and joined KinderCare this spring because as a mom, promoting early childhood education and helping families seems like one of the best things I could do with my life.
Please feel free to leave any suggestions for content you would like to see on the blog in the comments. Thanks for reading!
Posts by Taffy:
Mom to Mom: Tips For Pumping at Work
The idea of pumping breast milk at work can be daunting for many new moms, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little bit of preparation and appropriate support from employers and colleagues, pumping, while most likely nobody’s idea of a good time, is feasible for many women. We have lots of experienced momsRead MoreMarch 4, 2014 at 2:21pm | Be the first to comment Posted under breastfeeding, Infants, pumping, Infant (0-12 months), Toddler (1-2 years), Work-Life Balance
- Talking to Strangers – Video
The age-old wisdom “don’t talk to strangers” is not as practical as it used to be. Our own Linda Hassan Anderson discusses instead how to give children opportunities to practice what they would do in tricky situations.Read MoreJanuary 28, 2014 at 3:03pm | Be the first to comment Posted under Kindergarten, parenting, PreK, Preschool, School-Age, Social Development, Positive Parenting, Safety
- Helping An Older Child Adjust to a New Sibling
by Linda Hassan Anderson, KinderCare Vice President of Education “My mommy has a baby in her tummy and I’m going to be a big sister,” exclaims (insert name here)! This expression of wonder and joy captures one of many thoughts and emotions to come from new siblings. The announcement that parents are expecting is anRead MoreNovember 22, 2013 at 6:23pm | Be the first to comment Posted under , Infant (0-12 months), Positive Parenting
- The Art of Parenting: Discipline (video)
The word discipline is often interpreted as punishment. In this video, our own VP of Education, Linda Hassan Anderson, shares a different perspective on “discipline” not as punishment, but as an opportunity to teach children how to regulate their own behavior and learn what’s appropriate in what settings. Linda also discusses discipline as the opportunityRead MoreNovember 13, 2013 at 12:22am | 1 Comment Posted under , Positive Parenting
- Talk to Us! Tips for Building Partnerships with Your Child’s Teachers
Building relationships with your child’s teacher is one of the very best ways for you to stay connected to your child and what he or she is learning. Our teachers and centers are committed to developing strong partnerships with families, especially in those first few months when everyone is getting used to a new routine and newRead MoreNovember 5, 2013 at 10:43pm | Be the first to comment Posted under , Classroom Learning, Starting School
- The Art of Parenting: Tantrums (Video)
Just about every parent struggles with temper tantrums at some point. Here’s KinderCare’s Linda Hassan Anderson with tips for parents on navigating “the season of the tantrum.”Read MoreOctober 15, 2013 at 8:16pm | Be the first to comment Posted under , Positive Parenting, Preschool (3-5 years), Toddler (1-2 years)
- Tips From Our Teachers: Discipline, Aggression and Biting
One of the most frequently asked questions from families who tour KinderCare centers is: “How do you handle aggressive behavior and discipline?” I asked Deborah Simmons, Assistant Director at Eastville KinderCare in Belleview, Illinois, for her perspective on the topic based on her experiences and observations in the classroom. Deborah has 26 years of experience workingRead MoreOctober 2, 2013 at 4:49pm | 4 Comments Posted under , Positive Parenting, Preschool (3-5 years), Starting School, Toddler (1-2 years)
- New Video, Open House Events, and a Sweepstakes…Oh, My!
We’ve been extremely busy around here getting ready for Back-to-School season. We have a brand new video that shows KinderCare’s perspective on “what learning looks like” that makes me cry every time I watch it; national Open House events at our centers on July 11 and August 13; and finally, but perhaps most importantly forRead MoreJuly 10, 2013 at 6:57pm | Be the first to comment Posted under , KinderCare News
- Summer Playdate Fun: Moon Sand Activity
This weekend, my daughter and two friends road-tested one of the activities from KinderCare’s summer curriculum – they had a blast playing with “moon sand.” It’s easy to make, not too messy, and great for outdoor play. Moon sand is best for kids aged 2 through Pre-K, although I will say that even the grownupsRead MoreThe KinderCare Education® Family of Brands
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- Talking to Strangers – Video