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Squaw Creek Kids

*I’m slowly updating the pages shown below my header.  This is what you will see when you click on “Squaw Creek Kids” from now on.*


I am not a parenting expert.  I just play one on my blog.

Just kidding.

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I am not a parenting expert, nor am I a perfect parent.  However, I have over 10 years of experience working with kids including:

  • an after school program for K-6th graders
  • teaching K and 1st graders how to keep themselves safe
  • nannying in the home
  • teaching 4th grade
  • teaching Title I for 4th-6th graders who struggled in reading and math
  • coordinating and teaching a Talented and Gifted program to K – 12th graders


I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and over 20 graduate credits in reading instruction and Talented and Gifted Education.


I also have two little boys of my own, and I am blessed to be a stay at home mom to them.  Adam was born in July 2008 (3 1/2 years old) and Isaac was born at the end of March in 2011 (10 months old.)


As I encounter challenges with my boys, I draw from my professional experiences and the hundreds of kids I’ve met over the years to solve those problems. 

In my posts about parenting, I may give advice that you don’t agree with.  That’s okay.  I am just another mom who is trying to do the best I can for my kids, and if I find something that works for me, I’m eager to share it with others.

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If you have a specific parenting or education question you’d like me to address, please leave a comment here or email me at katieolthoff (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  1. I like your new page and you have a beautiful family

  2. Hi, good post. I have been thinking about this issue, so thanks for sharing. I will definitely be coming back to your blog.