About this early childhood development blog for parents

kim and zackAt Home with Kim Vallee is an early childhood development blog for parents who want tips, ideas and solutions for preparing their young kids for the future.

Ever since I gave birth 5 years ago to my son, I explore ways to nurture the early childhood development of my child. I ask myself how I can help my son learn the cognitive, social and emotional skills that he needs today and when he grows up.

With so many information and studies out there from experts, educators and scientists, it’s hard as a parent to determine what to try, what might work or what is suitable for my kid. I share my discoveries, my projects and my finds with you. I share answers that I discovered along the way. I also seek advices from early childhood development professionals to guide you and I in the process.

From stylish living and entertaining to early childhood development

I pioneered blogging about entertaining at home back in 2007 when I launched this blog. For seven years, I enjoyed talking about home design and stylish living. As you know it, having a child changes your priorities. Although I still care about stylish living and entertaining, I wish to talk about something else. Something more important to me.

As I searched for answers, I felt more and more that many early childhood development issues aren’t properly covered from the view of the parents or that they are not addressed in terms of what you can do at home to supplement what your children learn at daycare, preschool or early elementary school. I want to help fill that void.

Because I look at early childhood development from the standpoint of what parents can do at home, calling my blog At Home is still appropriate. This is why I relaunched At Home with Kim Vallee with a different editorial mission. That mission is to produce content:

  • for moms and dads who wonder what they can do to further develop the cognitive, social and emotional skills of their young children,
  • for parents who want ideas about what they can do to raise a happy, curious, and resourceful child,
  • for moms and dads who want their kids to be raised around a certain modern aesthetic. If you’re new to my blog, I have a thing for modern Scandinavian design.

What’s in it for you

As a parent, you get useful tips, practical tools, fun learning apps, engaging projects, and food for thought useful for you and your young children. All that while fostering your kids’ sense for good design and resourcefulness.

A short bio

kim vallee podcamp montreal 2010After a career in software development and digital marketing, I started blogging in 2005. It was love at first sight. I was one of the first “entertaining at home” bloggers. I quickly earned and maintained a reputation as one of the foremost lifestyle & entertaining experts in Canada and in the United States. I live and breathe the world of publishing, PR and advertising with At Home with Kim Vallee.

I launched a social media blog in 2008 to discuss important issues for bloggers and their relationships with brands. I delivered talks or sat on panels at many social and business conferences. Past talks discussed how content and the digital space help bloggers and businesses capture people’s attention. I particularly proud to have pioneered talks about how women are reshaping the Web at PodCamp and WordCamp.

Brands and agencies hire me to collaborate on campaigns as a spokesperson, a content creator, a lifestyle and entertaining expert or as a judge. I worked as a columnist for Food Network, HGTV, the Toronto Star, Canal-Vie, Montréal en Santé.

On the consulting side, I coached brand storytelling and executed branding and strategic marketing consulting work for entrepreneurs. I also created content marketing strategies and social media strategies for small and big organizations.

About my family

I currently live in a Montreal suburb with my geek husband, our curious 5 year old boy and two lively cats. We like to relax, play and entertain friends in the cozy Scandinavian-inspired decor that I created for us.