Before staying at home, I taught kindergarten and first grade. I absolutely loved teaching this age. One of my favorite things about teaching was being able to create engaging, fun resources for my students. There is something magical about creating a fun learning environment and seeing kids thrive first hand. I always thought that I would be a teacher forever.
Little did I know, God had other plans.
In 2014, I had a very difficult pregnancy with my oldest child and was told that I would not be able to teach the remainder of the pregnancy. When I decided to stay at home indefinitely, I knew that I had to continue my passion for making learning resources and sharing teaching ideas for the littlest of learners. That is where A Dab of Glue Will Do was born.
Fast forward three years and now we are a family of five and I could not be more happy with the path that has been formed.
Jennifer Hamilton – Founder
Jennifer is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher turned stay (*work*) at home mom. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is a wife to a handsome Brit named Stuart and mommy to three adorable kiddos, Molly, Charlotte, and Jack and two mini goldendoodles, Howard and Owen. When she is not playing mom or creating teacher resources, you will find her reading with a cup of tea (or wine) in hand. She loves God, yummy food, and dark chocolate. I also have a slight addiction to cute clipart.
You can contact Jennifer at jennifer@adabofgluewilldo(at).com.
Brenda Priddy – Contributing Writer
Brenda Priddy is a mom of two and STEM enthusiast. Once a science hater, she quickly found a secret passion for STEM when her eldest refused to read anything other than science books. Brenda blogs about STEM activities and other hands-on teaching ideas at www.SchoolingaMonkey.com.
Clarissa Hooper – Contributing Writer
Clarissa is a former elementary teacher turned homeschool mom and blogger at Munchkins and Moms. She loves to share creative preschool activities that are both playful and educational. Don’t forget to follow her on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram for more inspiration!
Crystal Chatterton – Contributing Writer
Crystal is a homeschooling mom of three. After giving up an academic career in chemistry to stay home with her kids she launched The Science Kiddo to focus on sharing science experiments with her children. She writes about science, coding, engineering, and math activities for kids.
Emily Joy – Contributing Writer
Emily formerly taught extra-curricular activities with elementary school children and now stays at home with her two young boys. She loves to get out exploring and learning alongside them. More about their adventures and activities can be found at To be A Kid Again, where Emily shares hands-on learning ideas, crafts, family fun, and more. You can also find To be a Kid Again on Facebook, Pinterest, Instag
Karen Haynes – Contributing Writer
Karen is a teacher with over 13 years of experience teaching preschool through 2nd grade and a mom to two sweet little boys. She has a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and loves to share literacy activities on her blog, ABC’s of Literacy and play ideas, simple crafts, and much more on her blog, Raising Little Superheroes.