About TK from the Hart

meAbout kids, but not for kids. Advice and stories, quips and quotes, tips and tricks for parents or teachers or…..who did you say you were?

My name is Terri Hart. I am all about kids. I have had my own preschool/childcare/homeschool/foster home IN my home (Terriskids.net, referred to as TK for short) for over 30 years. In those last 30+ years I have had a lot of experiences. Some of them were good, old fashioned learning experiences, some experiences were funny, some heartbreaking and some nightmarish. I am here to share with you a lot of these experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly. I also want to share with you a lot of the tips and tricks I have learned over the years to help me manage kids: my own kids, adopting a kid, foster kids, preschool students, and school age kids.

Bob, my significant other, my best friend, and my greatest supporter, is adopting a 7 year old girl with me (he is currently 72 and I am 55…are we nuts or what?!?!). He also puts up with 3 employees, 14 kids and their parents, random social workers or inspectors in and out of our home, and the chaos that accompanies that kind of traffic, Monday through Friday from 5:30am to 5:30pm. Probably not exactly the “Golden Years” he was envisioning, but at least he’s popular! “Bob, can you fix this?” followed by “He’s Bob the Builder! Of course he can fix it! Yes he can!” And he usually does…

The adult “kids” that work for me at this time are all kids that I have raised including my son and kids that I have had in my childcare since they were toddlers. Two of my current TK students are kids of those same kids, so I have TK grandchildren now! I am very proud of the fact that my TK kids have grown up and then brought their own kids to TK. I must be doing something right…

Yes, my name is Terri Hart. And I am all about kids. And God, and family, and animals, and nature, and travel, and photography and my art, both hand drawn and digital… You might a find a little bit of all these aspects of my life here in this blog. I’m going to try to keep it mostly positive and helpful, but if something upsets me, you may find out about that in here as well. I hope you find my blog informative, funny and/or interesting. Enjoy! Please subscribe. And please comment!