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Because Parenting is Hard, Finding Good Resources Should be Easy

It seemed so easy until we had our own children.

Well, maybe, not easy. But definitely manageable.

By the day-to-day of keeping tiny people alive and well is exhausting and all-consuming.

The struggles with big feelings, or the bedtime routine, or learn how to write.  You know what the problems are.

But where do you find the solutions.

Well, friend, you find them here.

Where we understand that parenting is hard, and finding good resources should be easy.

Teacher turned Printables Maker

I was a second grade teacher on the principal track.  

By the age of 30, I had one Masters of Arts degree in Elementary Education and another one in Educational Administration.

My sights were set on serving the world by leading schools.

Then we had a baby.

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My husband, Kyle, and I decided I’d take a few years of off teaching to stay home. Kyle pointed out that Anne Wahlgren, M.A.,M.A. spells MAMA after all.

We needed to be frugal to live on Kyle’s income, so I learned to how to coupon thanks to the internet.

Six months later, I was a weekly contributor on a coupon blog.

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Then that baby got her autism diagnosis.

We were dealing with big feelings, developing routines to teach independence, and working on academic and learning skills.

I found myself creating dozens of printables to help my daughter. 

And I wanted an outlet to share my resources to help other parents.  

So welcome to Printable Parents, our little corner of the internet.

This website is the combination of my experience so far: teaching, marriage, parenting, and blogging.

Resources to Help Your Child Learn and Grow at Home

Modern parenthood is no joke. I know you’re rocking some days, and struggling others,

I will help you find the resources you need.

At Printable Parents, we are all about naming our problems and experimenting until we find a solution.  We celebrate each baby step toward better days.

We believe the challenge is the opportunity. The horrible meltdown. The struggle over washing hands. The messy kitchen. The wasted time on Facebook. These are our chances to find a better way.

Small solutions make for better days.