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Hi, My name is Pam Timmermans and I have been a teacher for almost 10 years.  I have 2 businesses; North River Soap Shoppe and Pam's Designs

I dove into the world of making natural products like soap, lotions, and balms when I became pregnant with my first son in 2006.  I threw out every chemical in my house and went au naturel.  Last year, we were raising funds for a playground at our school (WE SUCCEEDED!), so I put on a few soap making classes to gain support.  My oldest son thought this was fantastic and super fun, so now North River Soap Shoppe is a group effort.

I've always loved computers and fiddling around on them, so in 2010, I decided that I was going to learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator.  I have to say, this is definitely a fun endeavour.  I started Pam's Designs (I know, it's not that original, but I had just had my 2nd child and some serious mommy brain had set in), my graphic design business and started a store on Zazzle.  This year, I discovered Teachers Pay Teachers and was super excited.  I didn't realize that there was a site that combined my love for graphic design and my passion for teaching.  HOW FANTASTIC!  So, I started this adventure in September of 2014 with my new store, Little Monster's Classroom.  I can't wait to see how many students will be using my products (that's such an amazing feeling).



  • I wear 2 hats, The Mom Hat and The Teacher Hat (the hardest part is remembering to take off the teacher hat and put the mom hat back on)
    karate photo
    My mom and I

  • Little me, has a black belt in karate (it hangs out in my closet, but hey, I still earned it)
  • I don't own a cell phone 
  • Are they convenient?  YES! 
  • Are they expensive?  YES!  
  • Am I cheap?  YES!
  • I have been a supply teacher for about 10 years, an entrepreneur for 8, and a mom for almost 8; it's a busy life!
  • I'm loving my new endeavour, Teachers Pay Teachers (It's so much fun testing out my new lessons in all the classes I work in)
  • I like to be cozy, so dress clothes are for the classroom and PJs are for all day at home


When I got my Mac for Pam's Designs, we discovered that there's a fun photo booth app on the dock.  So, we often spend a good half hour or so making funny faces.  Love life and laugh often!

Photo Booth Pictures

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