I am the mother of four young kids. Prior to children I was a special education teacher and after a few years of teaching post children I wanted to stay home. I became an in-home child care provider. It is a great job. I can be home with my young children, be at home afterschool for my older children and work out a schedule that fits my families needs. I also still get to teach which is a passion of mine but not have to worry about handing in lesson plans. I get to see young kids learn all the time. As a childcare provider I do not always get a lot of time to cook. I like meals that are uncomplicated. I love to find foods that my husband or my kids really like. I also like to try recipes that have ingredients that my family doesn't love in hopes that I will find the recipe that will help them enjoy their vegetables or whole grains.