Hi, I'm Abby

I’m so glad you’re here! I am a former kindergarten and first grade teacher with a passion for education. I love supporting teachers and students with creative ideas, lessons, and resources that support early literacy and math skills.

My Story

I graduated from the University of Kentucky #bbn with a B.A. in Psychology, and decided immediately upon graduation that I wanted to go back to school to pursue my dream to be a teacher. I have both my B.A. in Elementary Education and M.A. in Teacher as a Leader from Northern Kentucky University. I started my teaching career in kindergarten in 2008, and then went on to teach first grade and provide support as a K-5 interventionist.

While in the classroom, I found myself constantly searching for materials that were educational, creative, and engaging. The supplied curriculum kept falling short, so I began to create my own supplemental curriculum. My students loved learning with them and I love teaching with them. I began to share my classroom happenings on the internet – first on the original Babbling Abby personal blog and then on The Inspired Apple. In 2011, I was introduced to Teachers Pay Teachers where I began selling my materials to educators across the globe.

Though I’m not currently in the classroom, I absolutely love being able to support teachers and students with the same style of engaging and inspiring activities I used in my own classroom. I have been blessed with the opportunity to present to educators across the country, and currently serve as the parent representative on the Site Based Council at my son’s high school. I hope that I am able to convey my love for learning and teaching through this site.

Meet my Family

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Brandon, and together we’re raising (what feels like) one thousand kids – Beckham, Faith, Benny, and Charlie. Our schedules are just as full as our hearts, and we never lack for activity or noise around these parts. If you don’t find us driving a kid to practice or on the sidelines cheering them on, we’re dreaming of our next vacation to Siesta Key, FL or Glen Arbor, MI.

About Me

I love my family deeply, and the ability to work from home has enabled me to support both passions of mine simultaneously – being a mom and a teacher-creative. I start my day early with the 5am Burn Bootcamp Rooster Crew, head home for coffee and quiet time, and dive right into work as soon as the kiddos are all off to school. I love designing and decorating our home, budget-friendly fashion, and any opportunity to eat out. In this season of life, having someone else make a meal and clean up after is my favorite! At any given moment, I’m thinking of the next thing I want to create – whether it’s something educational or a new recipe, trying to figure out who needs to be where and when, or counting down the days until our next trip to Northern Michigan. I hope you enjoy this space as much as I do!