I am very fortunate to find a team of amazing mothers that have a love of doing activities with their kids, and also want to share it with the world.
Their activities are not only fun to do, but stick with the simple, easy-to-implement philosophy that I have always embraced here on Hands On As We Grow®.
Right-Hand Manager & Account Service
Tabitha is helping me behind the scenes at Hands On As We Grow, you might chat with her in The Huddle or The Activity Room, or even via email if you have had comments or questions about products or your account.
One of Tabitha’s favorite activities to do with her 2 kids (now 9 and 5) is painting and trying out new techniques! It’s a special time to focus on each other. The connection is creates with the kids and seeing the absolute joy on their faces is the best part of doing activities!
Tabitha often volunteers at her kids school and loves seeing them interact with their classmates. It makes her a proud mama when they’re being kind and great friends to others.
You’ll be surprised that Tabitha is a cancer survivor and is celebrating her 14th anniversary of being cancer free in 2019!
Meg is a former teacher with a love of writing, running, reading and sharing education advice with families.
Meg runs all the content from our contributors. She’s in charge of scheduling out our activity calendar on Hands On As We Grow.
She’s amazing at editing!
She also loves to draw with chalk, finger paint, cook and play outside with her two kids (5 year old girl and 2 year old boy).
Their current favorite read is “The Fourteen Bears in Summer and Winter” by Evelyn Scott (and is a rare one as Amazon only has it available for $100!)
Meg loves the classics when it comes to activities. Doing activities that she did as a child and seeing their same excitement in their eyes is most enjoyable.
Did you know? Meg plays competitive kickball and she lives in Japan! I love the online world for that alone! We can all connect easily, no matter where we live.
And our kids and doing activities are a common link among us.
You can find Meg sharing educational advice on her website, Meg Flanagan Education Solutions
Contributors of Hands On As We Grow
Contributor & Customer Service
Alisha is a stay at home mom found doing activities with her kids to be something she loved! She has two sweet kids, a 6 1/2 year old boy and a 4 1/2 year old girl (as well as a dog and a bird).
As a former teacher, she loves spending time with her kids as they learn.
You’ll love Alisha for her super fun, super simple activities that really involve the kids. She loves simple activities like painting and just playing with water.
Check out Alisha’s favorite book to read to her kids: Tickle Monster by Josie Bisset (affiliate link).
You’ll be surprised to know that Alisha loves to also collect handmade rag dolls! How cute!
Beyond sharing her amazing activities on Hands On As We Grow, Alisha also shared a bit of her heart behind the scenes helping out with customer service emails.
Reply to any email from Hands On As We Grow and say hi! Alisha is there with her happy heart to help you along your journey.
Alisha shares lots of her fun activities in The Huddle, too. Join us!
Julie is a former teacher and now mother to 3 beautiful and kind kids and a cat, Peaches.
You’ll love Julie for the learning she ties into her fun activities!
What makes activities so fun for Julie? Watching their imagination come to life and seeing their creativity grow!
Julie’s favorite book to read to her kids is The Book of Virtues for Children by William J Bennett. (Affiliate link)
Such a funny story about Julie: She’s a twin and her twin sister is married to her husband’s brother!
Julie also shares her brilliant learning activities on her blog, Jules & Co.
Lisa is a former Recreation Therapist turned mother of two boys (9 and 6) and Day Home Provider. She loves to thrift, create and craft DIY projects for their home (it’s gorgeous, you’ll see little peeks into their home in her photos and be in awe). Lisa also has an absolute love of early learning.
You’ll love Lisa because she has a knack and love of hands on exploration of what her kids are really into at the moment. Plus, being outside makes a happy family!
What makes activities so appealing to Lisa? Seeing kids engage and that moment in every activity where you get to see that look in their eye.
You’ll be surprised to know that Lisa loves doing laundry (maybe she’ll come to my house one day!) and watching thrift and grocery hauls on YouTube. Lisa also has had her faith tested when her youngest son was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder.
Lisa shares many of her simple open-ended play and explorative invitations on Instragram.
Brigitte is a former Restaurant Manager turned recent children’s book author, and homeschooling mother of two kind-hearted girls.
You’ll love Brigitte for her insight on how to make activities a staple in your household. In fact, she has an awesome system for keeping seasonal activities going all year long, which she’ll be sharing soon!
She loves spending time with family, volunteering, crafting, reading, and writing.
You’ll be surprised to know that Brigitte secretly wants a superpower of speaking and understanding all languages.
Brigitte also offers some cute coloring pages and activities on her blog, https://brigittebrulz.com/.
Amber is a former preschool teacher that loves the outdoors, photography, reading and baking. Baking with her two boys is a favorite for them to do together!
It makes her proud to see that her oldest son (now 3) is quite the little bookworm! They love the book “Lost and Found” by Oliver Jeffers and all the Piggie and Gerald series.
You’ll love Amber’s free style spirit in her activities. She’s never worried about the outcome or what they’re learning (everything is learning at this point!), that all she is focused on is having a good time together.
Surprisingly, before becoming a preschool teacher, Amber actually went to film school for makeup! Crazy! But found out quickly that preschool was where her heart was.
You can find Amber on her blog called The Playful Learner.
Erin is a crazy-fantastic hobby-photographer that used to be an English teacher, now with 3 kids (a girl that’s 5, boy that’s 2 and one on the way super soon)!
They love reading and doing puzzles together, Their favorite book is “This is a Ball” by Matt and Beck Stanton. It’s hilarious! Check it out.
Erin’s favorite part about being a mom is watching their sibling relationship flourish, through all the giggly couch cushion mountains and all.
Watching their imaginations at work is an amazing perk with doing activities. Anything can happen in their world!
Erin has a knack to easily incorporate learning into fun activities that she’ll be sharing her on Hands On As We Grow.
You’ll be shocked to see Erin’s daughter’s nursery featured in the “I Did It” page of the June 2014 issue of Better Homes and Gardens! She got all dressed up and did her hair and even bough lipstick just for the occasion!