“So I got to keep on walkin’.”

Leo is officially walking. He started cruising back in November. Around the first of the year he started toying around with the idea of taking a step or two every now and then. But as soon as he turned 11 months old (and I mean that day) he started to walk. And that's all he … Continue reading “So I got to keep on walkin’.”

Thirty Minutes in the Life of Leo (and the Power of Observation)

Leo is nine months old now. Two thoughts enter my mind about once each every hour. First, I often think to myself, "When did you get so big?". That thought is usually followed up by, "You are SO busy!". Leo is definitely in the age of exploration. He wants to get into everything. I mean … Continue reading Thirty Minutes in the Life of Leo (and the Power of Observation)

Early Childhood Education Series – Choosing the Right Early Childhood Education Center for Your Child

Choosing the right early childhood education (ECE) center for your child can be a daunting task. If you live in a more rural area, your options are probably limited. But for those of us living in and around urban centers, the number of options can seem overwhelming. Over the past decade I have worked as … Continue reading Early Childhood Education Series – Choosing the Right Early Childhood Education Center for Your Child

Early Childhood Education Series – an Introduction

Once you become a parent you find yourself interacting more with other parents. Your conversations naturally revolve around what it is like raising a little human. When people find out I am a Montessori teacher a few questions generally come up. *Are you doing Montessori with Leo at home? To which I answer, yes. It's … Continue reading Early Childhood Education Series – an Introduction

Beyond Pots and Pans

Baby toys can be expensive. Especially if you are anything like me and prefer all wood, eco-friendly toys. Unfortunately, I have a hard time finding these types of toys used. It can be especially expensive if you are seeking to tool your baby's shelves with authentic Montessori materials. I have invested in some quality toys … Continue reading Beyond Pots and Pans

The Montessorification of our Home

Long before I became a mother I worked as a Montessori Teacher, working with children ages 3 to 6. It isn't something that I always knew I wanted to do. I more or less stumbled upon it. After graduating from college with a degree in Psychology I had little direction and didn't really know what … Continue reading The Montessorification of our Home

Finding Time for Exercise

Many new moms are eager to "get in shape" after they have their baby. This can mean different things for different women. For some this may mean resuming their old workout regime. For others this may mean finally getting into shape. Whatever your goal may be, it is important that you go slow and give … Continue reading Finding Time for Exercise