A background in speech pathology will be incredibly useful particularly if you do end up working in public libraries. In my last library gig, the library services used an approach to storytime developed by a local speech pathologist. In fact I used to get her in to guest lecture in the precursor to this unit… It was great to have a framework based on research and to see an emphasis not just on literacy but also on speech and vocabulary development.
Six kids sounds intense but wonderful. I can’t imagine getting to a point where I knew I wasn’t going to have any more kids. Every new developmental stage is amazing… I’m fascinated by watching them learn and grow and seeing their personalities evolve. I can see myself ending up with a tribe as a result!