April Blogger Spotlight - 3 Boys and a Dog - Kumon

April Blogger Spotlight – 3 Boys and a Dog

April 10, 2012 ~

Taking the Blogger Spotlight for April is Kelli, the Alabama blogger behind 3 Boys and a Dog. Kelli loves spending time online and uses her web savvy to share information, tips and giveaways with her readers. She is a resource for busy moms, aspiring bloggers and even poets! Keep reading to learn more about Kelli!
Tell me about yourself — family, interests, etc.
The best way to learn about me is to visit the about page on my blog! http://3boysandadog.com/about/
Why did you start the blog?
I started it because “everyone else” was doing it. J I immediately fell in love, and now I can’t imagine NOT blogging. I was actually approached about selling it, but what would I do?
What’s your inspiration to continue blogging?
My readers! I love to hear from them, and I write because they read.
If people only looked at 3 Boys and a Dog once, what would you want their impression to be? What would you want them to take away from your blog?
That I am just a regular mom like them struggling to make it through every single day with my brood. J
Our theme for April involves poetry. Poetry can be intimidating for many students. How have you helped your children better understand poetry?
I love poetry and want my boys to love it too. We have spent many days just discussing what something means to them. I have explained that the best poetry means different things to different people. It is all about how the current reader interprets it. I want to be sure they understand there is no right or wrong answer when I ask, “What does that mean to you?”
Kumon will soon be hosting a poetry contest. We’d love for you to share a poem. Kumon’s slogan is Math. Reading. Success. Could you write a haiku on this topic?
Success … Who has it?
Success … Who can measure it?
Success is in all!
What is your favorite poem and why?
I hate to even tell people this as it is a silly little poem. But it was the very first one I can remember, and it has stuck with me my entire life. I don’t know who wrote it, but it was in a children’s encyclopedia. LOL!
I love you, I love you, I love you divine!
Please give me your bubble gum, you’re sitting on mine.