I've always had way too many creative hobbies, interests, time wasters, procrastination enablers- whatever you want to call them- I have a lot! But I can’t give them up, not one of them- I've tried (not really) Yarn Diet & Craft Rehab!! But I've come to the conclusion that it's just best to share what you love. So, that’s what I did and ended up creating another hobby and became a blogging, watermarking, Pinterest & Instagram addict, spreading the news all over my Facebook & Twitter page. I mostly love creating for little monsters, so Marc's Treasure Basket was a perfect place to share my knowledge, skills and creations. On the blog, I show you how to do it yourself and there's loads of free printables and patterns.
It’s my passion and love for all little monsters around the world that drives me to create and share my knowledge. I truly hope you will be inspired to play, create and be heathy with your little monsters at home or in your childcare setting.
I'm now some what of a hippy, because of this little man! In my kitchen, I’m a bit obsessed with real food and can be often seen cooking with a stick of butter or putting bones into the slow cooker. My new lifestyle evolved slowly during the long journey to create our own little monster (you can read about the journey here) and it's now become a passion of mine to help create healthy little monsters - new and old!! I specialize in infertility, IVF support and pregnancy – but I'm also here to help families in all sorts of healing opportunities. I'm a qualified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and if you'd like any support in your own journey or have any questions, please feel free to get in contact.
I created Marc's Treasure Basket to start sharing my knowledge about child development and the amazing learning opportunities children get through PLAY! Over the past 17 years of working with all sorts of little monsters (I even went and got myself a BA (hons) degree in Early Education, along with an EYPS) I've come to believe that play is the best way for a child to learn. Play is not only fun for your little monsters, but empowers them. The act of empowering a child, is not only supporting and encouraging them to believe in their abilities, but also to give them plenty of opportunities to feel powerful about what they can accomplish. I found the best way to do this, is by giving a child the time to play, explore and to do things for themselves.
I'm a California girl, but have spent most of my adult life in the UK. I'm a tomboy who loves girly things, creating with yarn, paper and paint (not necessarily at the same time), being behind the camera more than infront and sometimes wish the mountains and the beach could be the same place! I met my husband on a snow covered hill, when I was a teen and thought I landed a cute snowboarding kiwi! But he has surpassed my expectations as a husband and man and became a jet pilot in the RAF (and that's how I ended up in the UK - in a nutshell). We've travelled the world together and have had some amazing adventures over the past 16 years, but the biggest one just arrived.................