I receive tons of questions about my personal life and beliefs. Here is a run-down of a few.

Do you home-school your kids?

My children are preschoolers and are therefore not old enough for regular school. I try to "teach" them every day, which I think shouldn't stop once they are in school. I do not plan on homeschooling them. 

Are those really their names?

Slightly. It isn't what their birth certificates say, I'll say that. 

Do you always eat well?

Nope. I laugh when I get this question. I sure do try and I eat better than I once did. I can't remember the last time I had a hot dog or bologna sandwich. I improve. I fail. I keep trying. I try to feed my children a variety of foods. Chips are no longer a staple food item in my household, which I consider an accomplishment. 

What does breastfeeding have to do with an educational blog?

I receive lots and lots of breastfeeding questions. I do breastfeed and consider myself a breastfeeding advocate. I am very happy to help anyone with breastfeeding questions, and will point a reader toward more help if needed.
For brains to function well, humans must eat healthy food. Breast milk is the optimal food for human infants according to numerous studies and organizations.

Were you a good student?
I was sometimes a good student. I could have been a better student. I was a great student in college and graduate school. I wish I had been a better student overall. Not only would I know more, I maybe wouldn't have so many student loans. 
So, your degree is...?

I have a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in English and a master's degree from Saint Xavier University at Chicago in Teaching and Leadership. Education is my passion, and when my children are older, I want to return to research.