As I sit here and write my first blog entry ever, I honestly can’t believe it has taken me so long to take the plunge.
You see I have to admit, I am one of those people who generally likes things to be the same, familiar, safe (you know those people) and technology and I, well we are not the best of friends. However as I look at the changing world around me I now realise I am going to have to make friends with this overwhelming and confusing world that is blogging, Facebook, twitter, instagram etc….
You see, as well as not wanting to have my kids laugh at me like I do at my parents who are yet to use an ATM ( I mean really, it’s not that hard), I know that this is the platform that I can use to really make a difference to children and families everywhere.
I’m Kath Keiper, first and foremost a mum to three beautiful albeit crazy children but also a paediatric speech pathologist working with children of all abilities. I can honestly tell you that nothing makes me happier than when I connect with a child. Being part of a child’s first word or watching them learn to explore and grow in their development is an absolute privilege and I get to do this every week. How lucky am I! But I know that through this err… wonderful ever expanding technology that we have at our fingertips, I now have the opportunity to connect and help so many more kids outside of my immediate community and how cool is that. So here goes with this blogging thing. I hope you find the content fun, interesting but also informative. I will be sharing my own personal experiences as a speechy and a mum, because let’s face it; our own kids give us the best information on learning and life even when we may prefer not to learn that particular lesson. Thanks for listening and I look forward to sharing my journey into this wonderful world of social media with you.
See you soon…