Hi, welcome to our community! My name is Traci and I manage Facebook, Twitter, and all digital communities for KinderCare.
I'm a KinderCare mom and have also been working on Digital programs for over 15 years.
I'm a mom to an adorable and precocious PreK student & a sweet toddler who loves being... a toddler. I adore my job since it integrates my love of being a mom and my passion for social media.
I love hearing from other parents – please join our communities at Facebook.com/KinderCare or Twitter.com/KinderCare where we share parenting resources.
Posts by Traci:
TAKE IT OUTSIDE: 19 Ways to Inspire Nature Walks with Kids
We can officially celebrate the fact that it feels like summer in every corner of the country. An inspired nature walk can mean so much more than a hike in the woods, but a focused narrative that can create unforgettable interactions with nature, cognitive and sensory development and wonderful memories of family time. Location Scouting:Read MoreJuly 1, 2014 at 2:12pm | Be the first to comment Posted under , Play Dates, The Weekend
- 5 Quick and Nutritious on-the-Go Snack Ideas
We’ve all been there. It’s afternoon pick-up and you have a hungry child who needs to get to soccer practice on time. In honor of national fruits and vegetables month, we wanted to support all of our time-crunched families with ideas for incorporating both of these when we’re on-the-go and need to reach for kid-friendlyRead MoreJune 27, 2014 at 2:03pm | Be the first to comment Posted under Healthy Living, picky eaters, Snack, Working Parents, Cooking for Kids, Eating Habits, Nutrition For Kids, Picky Eaters
- A Thank You to Our Teachers
Our educators serve as tour guides for our children as they explore the world and expand their imaginations. This week marks the celebration of the teachers in our life and their very important work. In my life we have many teachers who are important to my family, however, one person stands out… Ms. Ani. WeRead MoreMay 6, 2014 at 11:11am | Be the first to comment Posted under , A Mom's Point of View, KinderCare Events, Teacher Appreciation Week
- A Mom’s Point of View: Tips for Trick or Treating With Food Allergies
Trick or Treating is a memorable time for families and here are a few suggestions in the event your child has a food allergy. Speak to your doctor for any tips to help plan and manage all safe Halloween activities. Carry your child’s emergency medications with you during the evening & ensure that your mobileRead MoreOctober 24, 2013 at 4:33am | Be the first to comment Posted under , A Mom's Point of View, Holidays With Kids
- A Mom’s Point of View: Memories of My Grandmother
Grandparents’ Day is this Sunday and it’s important to reflect and thank the grandparents in our life. I think of my own grandmother who was my entire world. She was my best friend, my confidant, my strength and the origin of my laugh throughout my first 30 years on this planet. It’s been 10 yearsRead MoreSeptember 6, 2013 at 6:21pm | 4 Comments Posted under , A Mom's Point of View, Family Structure, Holidays With Kids
- Back to School: Parent Separation Anxiety
Nearly every parent who I speak with gets a little emotional when they reflect on their child attending school for the first time. Whether they are a working mom returning to the job after three months of maternity leave or a stay-at-home parent who is dropping off their child at preschool for the very firstRead MoreAugust 27, 2013 at 6:03pm | 7 Comments Posted under Baby, Back to School, Infant, Kindergarten, Maternity Leave, New School, Parent Tips, PreK, Preschool, Separation Anxiety, Toddlers, A Mom's Point of View, Back to School, Separation Anxiety
- A Mom’s Point of View: The Bedtime Ritual
Like any parent of young children, I am tired…but it’s a good kind of tired. I think one of the driving forces behind my exhaustion is bedtime. I admire parents who have mastered the art of getting children to sleep in an efficient manner – but I hate to admit that I am not oneRead MoreJune 21, 2013 at 6:15pm | Be the first to comment Posted under , A Mom's Point of View, Sleep
- Spring Reading List
Growing up, I must have read the whole Chronicles of Narnia series a hundred times, and I had a handed-down set of Nancy Drew books I read over and over. My mom is a voracious reader and she – along with many great teachers over the years – taught my brother and me to thinkRead MoreMay 14, 2013 at 12:44am | Be the first to comment Posted under literacy, Children's Books (Chapter books, Paperbacks, E-books, Assisted reading), Early Literacy, Infant Books, Literacy & Reading, Seasonal Reading Trends
- Teacher Appreciation Week
Do your children’s teachers know how much they mean to your family? We’re always busy, so it’s easy to take our teachers for granted. Teachers inspire, care for, love and educate our children. They help us ensure that our kids will learn everything they need to grow into successful, happy and confident adults. We trustRead MoreMay 6, 2013 at 8:11am | 1 Comment Posted under , KinderCare Events, Teacher Appreciation Week
- Join Us At Our Reston KinderCare Open Houses
Meet the KinderCare Family at our Spring Open House the week of April 8th -12th to learn how we’ve made our summer program awesome for kids and smart for families. We offer six different age-specific, kid-approved fun programs that provide your child a head start. Find the KinderCare near you: http://www.kindercare.com/our-centers/reston/va Also help us fight child-hood cancer April 8th -12th byRead More
- 5 Quick and Nutritious on-the-Go Snack Ideas