We are thrilled to announce our newest Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassadors! We would like to congratulate these exceptional bloggers and welcome them to the Melissa & Doug family! We are so excited to introduce to you Zina Harrington, Stacy Teet and Allie McDonald:
Zina Harrington is the author of Let’s Lasso the Moon, where she inspires parents and children to keep the light of curiosity burning. Let’s Lasso the Moon features a collection of activities that help parents interact creatively with their children and enjoy the beauty of everyday moments. Currently Zina splits her weekdays Clark Kent-style; Mornings are spent innocuously working on creative photography projects, reserving library books and sharing ideas on Let’s Lasso the Moon; afternoons are spent as the everyday superhero: Mom. This onetime big-city tech girl is ironically a tree hugger who resides in a picturesque small town with her family. Her husband, Shad, and two daughters (ages seven and five) are her three biggest fans. As spring approaches Zina is looking forward to showcasing classic, creative outdoor play! Visit Zina today at her blog LetsLassoTheMoon.com, say “Hi” to her on Facebook and don’t miss her amazing Pinterest page!
Stacy Teet is the author of KidsStuffWorld! A military mom turned supermom, this nature-loving, wannabe crafter has a positive outlook and fresh perspective on everyday life. She’s on a mission to raise three happy, healthy, well-balanced kids and best of all, she wants to share her secrets! Her writing is chock-full of tips for enjoying parenthood, saving money, entertaining your kids and making your family’s life a bit simpler. She’s sure to inspire you with new ideas, helpful insights and easy steps to connect with your community and care for the planet. Check out the whole story on her Web site, KidsStuffWorld.com, or take a peek behind the scenes by following her on Pinterest, Twitter or the KSW Facebook page.
Allison McDonald is the founder and editor of No Time For Flash Cards! She has been teaching children in various capacities since 1993, so you can imagine that she has done her fair share of crafts, songs and circle times! She started as a day-camp leader at a local recreation center while in high school, taught various preschool-age and after-school programs through college, and worked as a reading tutor while pursuing a degree in elementary education. After graduating with honors, Allison spent a year as a director of a large childcare center and preschool, but realized pretty quickly that she didn’t belong in an office! She returned to the classroom after one year. Her son’s birth brought her home, and her love of teaching and helping other parents sparked the idea for No Time for Flash Cards.
Since starting No Time for Flash Cards in early 2008 Allison has contributed activities to some wonderful websites , become a staff blogger at FamilyEducation.com and written curriculum for Itty-Bitty Bookworm, a literature-based preschool curriculum. Early childhood education is her passion . . . her heart belongs to the little guys! Get to know Allie and see her creative kids’ crafts and educational activities on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. And make sure you visit No Time for Flash Cards!
At Melissa & Doug we strive to produce the highest quality educational toys for children. From puzzles to puppets, plush to play food, magnetic activities, music and more, Melissa & Doug is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of educational toys and children’s products. Started in 1988 in their garage, Melissa & Doug has something for everyone, with over 1000 unique and exciting products for children of all ages.
If you are interested in becoming a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador please write us at Bloggers@MelissaAndDoug.com