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Looking for Books? A few suggestions for the preschooler in your life

I spent all of this summer either being (super) pregnant and running after a 3 year old, or trying to take care of a newborn and running after a 3 year old. Neither situation left me with a lot of … Continue reading

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#MuseumEdChat

Slowly but surely I’ve been taking on Twitter. I’m following folks, I’m making lists…and now I’m even helping launch a weekly chat. #MuseumEdChat (Thursdays, 8:00pm EST) is for anyone in the museum world, and especially those that think about education … Continue reading

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“Starting Small”- Article in “Museum” magazine

I’m very excited to share that I have an article in the May/June 2015 issue of “Museum” magazine (published by the American Alliance of Museums)! The article is called “Starting Small: How Museums Can Engage with Their Youngest Visitors.”In it, … Continue reading

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Museum Education: An Origin Story

“How did you get into museum education?” It is probably the 1st question I get asked when I start explaining my work. I’m sure I’m not alone and many of my Museum Ed colleagues talk about inspiring teachers, memorable internships … Continue reading

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Articles in “Teaching Young Children”

Publishing on the web has been exciting…but I will admit there is something very satisfying about seeing your words “in print!” I have had two articles come out in “Teaching Young Children” (a NAEYC publication) and luckily they are offering … Continue reading

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“Museums and Early Childhood Education”-NAEA Google Hangout

Since starting Cabinet of Curiosities I’ve had a lot of “firsts.”  I’ve been published, started teaching science classes, been a guest lecturer and given docent trainings. This month, I had another new adventure…moderating a Google Hangout on young children in … Continue reading

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State of the Union: Affordable Childcare

I didn’t watch the State of the Union address. This isn’t something I’m proud of, it wasn’t a political statement, I was just too tired. My husband was traveling all week so I put the toddler to bed and pretty … Continue reading

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Presentation Inspiration

                                            “Conference Selfie” Is that a thing? My favorite kind of presentation is the one where I don’t have to do a whole lot. No, not because I am lazy, but because it means the conversation has taken off and … Continue reading

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Seton Hall

I have been very lucky to have support and mentoring from a number of amazing people over the years.  One of them is Claudia Ocello, who I would consider my “museum mentor” (I hope she is ok with that!). She … Continue reading

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Ideaventions

You know you haven’t been dividing your time equally when Facebook sends you an email reminding you to update.  Whoops! I find that is what happens when I take on a new project. I have to do so much front-end … Continue reading

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