I've been an educator in both public and private schools in the United States and abroad for 18 years. I've worked in teaching and administrative positions with hundreds of students. I'm not so scary, in spite of my authoritative roles, so children tend to call me Miss Mary, and most know I love hugs. In addition to teaching children, I have mentored many teachers and supported even more parents through the joys and challenges of their children's development. Today I own a small preschool, write children's books, and am also in the process of developing a series of creativity workshops. Additionally, I travel as often as I can. I find exploring and navigating a new place forces me out of my comfort zone. I always meet incredible people and learn something new along the way, and I love that! This journal is a culmination of all I love about being an educator, an advocate for children, and a kid at heart myself. After all, celebrating our own creativity and using our own unique voice is a lifelong journey. Through my personal experiences, I frequently think, "Why not help our kids embark on this journey of personal expression and creativity sooner rather than later?" This is the foundation of Drip, Drop and Drizzle.