I started this blog in May of 2020, while working as the Lead Coach and Educator for Brain Fit Academy Inc.

Currently, I am happy to say that I am continuing with this blog (and all the amazing work that I write about!) with just one change- I now operate under my own company- Brain FUNdamentals LLC!

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Story Time

It’s story time! Once upon a time, there was a teacher named Amy. Amy was a good teacher. She loved working with her second grade classes and she loved helping each of the children grow and succeed in her class. One day, she heard about a program called Brain Gym®. Teachers across her school and … Continue reading Story Time

Cats vs. Pickles

Have you heard of the “Cats vs. Pickles” line of children’s toys? They are one of those trends that has popped up in certain circles of “kid life”. Basically, they are little stuffed animals that are either a “cat” or a “pickle”. The intention of the manufacturer is to get kids to “collect all” and … Continue reading Cats vs. Pickles

Out of the Box

I’ll admit it. I like to think outside of the box. I’m not really exactly sure when that started, because to be honest, I was a traditional “rule follower” for a long time. And I still like rules- I do, and if you ask anyone who knows me well, they will agree to that statement! … Continue reading Out of the Box


“I feel safe in here”, stated my 8 year old client. She had just finished wrapping herself up in blankets and sheets that were in the space where we were working. Now first of all, you need to understand how this was actually a pivotal moment for this little girl. You see, 5 months ago … Continue reading Safety


If you are in the United States, then you will know that today is Mother’s Day. It’s a day to honor mothers and all that they do for their families and their children. Often, the first contact I have with a family comes from the mother. Is it due to the general “nurturing” aspect of … Continue reading Mothers


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