M is for Monster was created by a preschool teacher turned stay at home mom. She had one goal in mind: find preschool printables that were both fun and engaging.
She didn’t want boring black and white copies. She wanted hands on, interactive themed activities that kept her children’s interest while teaching them early learning skills.
Searching the web, she couldn’t find anything that was creative and interactive so she decided to make her own! Now, M is for Monster is in it’s 6th year and offers all of these printables to you.
Like most moms, that day was etched in my mind like a distant dream. I’ll never forget when I saw her for the first time.Her five little fingers that wrapped so tightly around my one. Her long, skinny body.I was in baby heaven that first night in the hospital. I couldn’t believe how much love can exude from my heart. I had this overwhelming feeling of awe mixed with love.And it was in that moment, that moment of baby bliss and amazement, that I realized I wasn’t in it for me anymore. I was in it for this little person that I was supposed to nurture and help grow. It was my responsibility to make sure this tiny being was successful in this hard, cold world.
I breastfed her.She never missed a doctor’s appointment. (I even brought her in for teething and colds, being a first time mom, I never knew what signs to look for.)I took her to the zoo, children’s museum and every other educational trip I could think of.She started preschool at 2 1/2 years old. I was a preschool teacher before I had her and knew how important it was to get a head start on early education.I went to Michaels and bought all the craft stuff I could stand and we would spend time every day making and creating together.She got the best of the best.
And then her little brother came along……and things got a tad bit harder for me to keep up all the supermom ways of my past.I was feeling guilty she wasn’t getting what she had been before little brother came along and even guiltier that I couldn’t do all those same things with my second child that I had done with my first.AND then…and then number 3 came along. Supermom who? Hahaha! She was nothing but a fart in the wind. I was frazzled. I got little to no sleep. Coffee became my best friend. Yoga pants were staples in my every day wardrobe and a ponytail my signature ‘do.I was doing the bare minimum and even kind of sucking at that. Juggling three was way harder than I had imagined.
But it didn’t mean it was impossible. I had to snap out of it.I had to start embracing those early years again! But there had to be an easier way. How could I have fun with my oldest two while sneaking in some educational learning too?So I did what I normally do when I have a problem that needs to be solved. I turned to my ol’ trusty friend, Google.I googled my little brains out trying to find a product that fit into both categories of fun and educational. But I came up with nothing.
There had to be something out there that did all the thinking, prepping and shopping for me!So I googled some more. Still nothing.So I thought I would do it myself. Just like I had done for my preschool class in years past.
“Well,” I thought. “If I am going to make educational activities for my own little monsters, I should do it for other moms who feel the same way I do and have the same struggles as me–trying to be Supermom but falling flat on our faces.”
And so I did. Because we all need a little help being Supermom.