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

Baby Gear – Newborn Essentials and Modern Conveniences

Veteran moms know what newborn babies really need. But for a first time expectant mother, it's easy to get carried away when furnishing and stocking a nursery. Many first time moms will refer to some sort of checklist found on whatever pregnancy app they are using, like The Bump, or one provided by the retailer … Continue reading Baby Gear – Newborn Essentials and Modern Conveniences

The Fourth Trimester Part 2 – Establishing Routines

The first month with a newborn is all about survival. And depending on the temperament of your child, you may continue to be in do-whatever-it-takes to-get-through-the-day mode for a while. But hopefully you will be able to get your baby in the habit of doing certain things everyday so that these activities become routine. This … Continue reading The Fourth Trimester Part 2 – Establishing Routines

The Fourth Trimester Part 1 – Surviving the First Month

There's a lot to be said about taking care of a newborn. There is a reason they call this phase "The Fourth Trimester". Newborn babies are essentially helpless. They know how to find the milk if they are close enough to your chest and they know how to tell you when they are unhappy. Other … Continue reading The Fourth Trimester Part 1 – Surviving the First Month