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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Raffle Giveaway for L.R. Knost

February 23, 2015

This giveaway post from our sister page, Parenting Beyond Punishment. The Give the Gift of Gentle Parenting and Give the Gift of Life fundraiser for L.R. Knost is in its final week and we are bringing it one step closer [...]

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Microscopic

February 15, 2015

~ Aside from P.E., science was always my favorite subject in school.  I loved all of those hands-on, real life learning opportunities, so I get super excited when I can use science to expand on all areas of learning with [...]

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Erasing Sight Words

February 10, 2015

  At a recent trip to Dollar Tree we found CORRECTION TAPE (< clickable link…10 pack is 85% off on Amazon right now.. 10 for $5.00!)  My daughter (6 years) was browsing the art section and asked what it is.   [...]

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DIY Lazy Susan

January 15, 2015

~ My husband works 4 days on and 3 days off.  In order to keep him from getting bored, I give him a lot of projects to do.  I’m such a good wife.   SEE HOW EXCITED HE IS?? He [...]

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NUTS!!!!!!

January 11, 2015

  ~ Sometimes we get in a rut around here.  You know those days (weeks) where you are doing a less than stellar job of really paying attention, really observing?  I’m lucky enough to have a small group of local [...]

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