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Tricia Mueller

My Story…

My name is Tricia and this is my daughter Ella.

I am a school librarian and teacher, but most importantly, I am a mom.

As a librarian, I spent many years building relationships with students.  If I was lucky, they shared some of their hopes and dreams with me.

Very quickly I learned that regardless of socio-economic status, race, or ability level, kids had a natural desire to use their talents, creativity, and ideas to help others and solve the problems that face our communities today.

There was a big difference, though, in which kids were successful in following their interests and dreams and which ones were not.  Kids who had positive relationships with parents and mentors were much more likely to succeed.

After mentoring students and working with families for several years, I was convinced that building relationships and instilling values in my own family needed to take a more important place in my life.

That’s when I made the decision to leave my full-time job to focus more of my energy on my relationships to the people closest to me.

Since then, I have gathered some great ideas and resources for parenting.  As a librarian, I can’t help but be excited to share all of this great stuff with you…

The purpose of this site is to provide families with ideas, plans, and inspiration for promoting life-long learning, selfless service, and open, intentional communication between parents and kids.