About Me

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Welcome to Show Play Grow!  

I am a mom, former elementary teacher and mentor, and founder of showplaygrow.com. I empower moms with creative activities, freebies, tips, and more to help kids grow, learn, and discover as you build a happy home! Happy Mom + Happy Kids = Happy Home.


I have always had a particular interest in the education field. Growing up, I often played “school” with my younger siblings, teaching and guiding them through assignments and recess play.My Picture:)

My dream of becoming a teacher was realized when I completed my university education and accepted my first teaching job.

I spent 9 years in the elementary education setting. I had the opportunity to teach first grade for seven years and then mentored new teachers in first, fourth, and sixth grade for two years.

Life has brought me to where I am now, a stay-at-home mom with a loving husband and beautiful daughter.

I now have the opportunity to focus on teaching my daughter, supporting my husband in his goals, and seeking out ways to help other children learn and grow.


It is so rewarding to see the light bulb turn on in the eyes of a young person who has made a learning connection.

It is my hope that many of these “light bulb” moments will be made possible as children are connected with the right activities and tools to stimulate their brains.

I understand what it is like to search for just the right thing whether it be for your own child, a class of children, nieces and nephews, or any other child you have the privilege of influencing.

I would love to aid in the happiness and growth of children all over!



This website gives me the chance to share my passion for learning and for teaching children.

I hope to help parents, teachers, caregivers and all others who come into contact with children in their lives to connect with valuable ideas, exciting toys, and engaging activities that will help them stretch their minds and have a blast doing it!  

If there are any questions or comments about educational toys, posts, or even suggestions on what has worked well in your experience, please let me know!

All the best!




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4 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Hi Heidi,
    Thanks for sharing your awesome site. You really have a gift relating to kids and I can tell this is truly your passion. You site is definitely fun to see and it’s really easy to navigate through it. There is definitely some great takeaways in your topics and moms can certainly learn from your site. I love the pictures, they really are eye catchers.

    • Thank you, Audrey! I really appreciate your kind comments and I’m so glad you enjoyed your time on here, feel free to come back and find more ideas in the future!

  2. This is truly a wonderful site for parents, foster parents, and even grandparents. I worked in the preschool setting for over 20 years, was a foster parent for 12 years and adopted 6 children after my birth children were grown. This is truly a website that would give great ideas to me now as a grandmother when the children are here for a visit. It’s a site I would feel very comfortable sharing with my daughters and nieces who are now raising toddlers. You’ve designed it well. Keep up the good work.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words! It sounds like you have helped many children over the course of your life, that is amazing! Please do pass it on, I hope to help as many people as I can.


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