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Meet Samantha Cotten, Children's Museum Blog Ambassador

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Oh hey, fellow TCM lovers!

I'm Samantha Cotten, and I am thrilled to have been selected as a Children's Museum Blog Ambassador. I write a little lifestyle blog called Cotten Tales where I cover everything from mommyhood and marriage, to worldly travels and my favorite things. I rant, I rave and I share all of my crazy moments as a new stay-at-home mom. Trust me, it’s never boring!

Speaking of my family, I married my high school sweetheart while attending the University of Indianapolis (Go Hounds!). Together we welcomed our beautiful daughter, Dorothy, last fall. At 10 months old, she's extremely intelligent and highly mobile - a perfect time to introduce her to one of my favorite childhood places!

Entertaining an "almost" toddler is no easy task. My daughter is fascinated by everything, but her attention span sometimes rivals that of a gnat. This means I am always on the hunt for new baby-friendly activities for us to discover, like edible finger paints, splash pools, and sensory bins. Seeing the awe and wonder in my daughter's eyes when she learns something new is one of my favorite parts of being a mommy! 

While we haven't officially made our first visit to the Children's Museum (stay tuned!), I am already drawing inspiration from the many exhibits and planning ways to bring the learning home with us. Maybe we'll build our own Playscape in the living room? Or channel our inner Chihuly? Who knows what we'll dream up!
It’s never too early to start a love of learning! There truly is something for everyone at the museum – whether you’re 10 months old or a 20-something momma. Soon enough, we’ll have another lifelong fan of the Children’s Museum in the Cotten house. I’m excited to experience the museum in a new light, with my family, and share our adventures with all of you. I hope you’ll join us! 

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