Our Story

Our mission is to provide ideas and activities to help families connect through play. Our hopes are to change lives – one PLAY at a time!  Our message is that children are worthy of being listened to, that children are competent and capable, that children learn best through play, and that children are our best teachers.   Our philosophy is that play is a perfect opportunity to connect with our children and strengthen the parent/child relationship.  Ourbeliefs are that empathy, respect, and trust are the basis for all human relationships.  We hope you embrace the mess, embrace the challenges, embrace “yes”, and embrace childhood.   Take what you love, and leave the rest. ~ Ashley Kagan, Founder and Co-owner of Play at Home Mom, LLC

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Ashley Kagan, Med MECD is the founder and co-owner of PLAY AT HOME MOM LLC.  Ashley holds a double masters degree in Exceptional Student Education and Early Childhood Development.  She has over 20 years of experience working with children and families.  Ashley was a teacher for 11 years, 8 years teaching children with autism and 3 years teaching pre-k in a Reggio-inspired school.  Ashley is also a contributor to PARENTING BEYOND PUNISHMENT, a company dedicated to supporting parents and caregivers on their journey to guide their children in gentle, loving ways.  Ashley lives with her husband and son in North Carolina.

 

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Rosie Lamphere, is co-owner of Play At Home Mom, LLC.  Rosie holds a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts with disciplines in Social Work and Sociology.  She is a Play At Home Mom of 3 daughters ages 2-5.

 

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10 ways to work in 1 on 1 time

May 23, 2015

One on one time is very important to us in our home.  We notice a HUGE change in behavior if it is lacking.  Especially with children so close in age (3, 5, 6.5).  I know sometimes we worry as mothers [...]

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Beautification… of the Styrofoam Head

May 16, 2015

We were in Michaels the other day and my 5 year old needed to use the restroom.  All the styrofoam pieces are on the wall as soon as you walk out of the restroom door.  While my 3 year old [...]

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Dissecting Questions…Literally

May 11, 2015

Every spring we head to the local park and collect tadpoles.  You can see some ways of how we explore them HERE. My girls had some questions this year such as… “Does a tadpole have a heart and lungs…or do [...]

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Black Sand Beach

May 9, 2015

While we were on Vacation last month in Myrtle Beach there was a big pile of dirty gross sand.  My oldest said “look…. are we on a black sand beach?”  I wish little one.  We talked about why sand is [...]

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Family Communication

April 29, 2015

My husband and I went on a date the other night.  He is pretty big on communication and the topic came up.  I am a total introvert.  I am perfectly fine without talking to a single person all day.  :-P [...]

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