Let’s Talk About Lunch
Aug 23, 2018

School is back in session here and we are back to the regular morning routine. In our last post, we shared some tips on creating a smoother morning schedule.  One of the suggestions detailed planning time in the nightly routine for preparing lunches. Having my children work along with me to prepare their lunch boxes … Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Lunch”

A Better Morning Routine
Aug 09, 2018

The final days of summer vacation have come and gone here at my house and my girls are excited to be back at school.  The idea of back-to-school and the return to a regular routine could have put a damper on those last lazy days, but thanks to some simple Montessori principles that I apply … Continue reading “A Better Morning Routine”

Toilet Awareness – Part 2
May 08, 2018

In Part 1 of our series on Toilet Awareness, we touched upon the preparation of the adult and the preparation of the environment. In this post, we are going to focus on the child. Many questions that parents have when discussing toileting begin with: When should one start? Look for the signs Every child is … Continue reading “Toilet Awareness – Part 2”

Love of Music
Mar 07, 2018

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”- Victor Hugo I have been thinking a lot about music lately and just how much it plays a part in my daily life. As I sit here typing, I ‘m listening to a selection of piano compositions by Max Richter and … Continue reading “Love of Music”

It Starts with an Apron
Jan 10, 2018

As we welcome in a new year, I have been taking time go through closets and gather items that the children have outgrown and prepare them for donation. It always amazes me to think how much the girls have grown in just a year’s time. Materials that I used to keep on the lowest shelves … Continue reading “It Starts with an Apron”

A Thankful Spirit
Jan 02, 2018

Now that I have packed away the last of the holiday decorations, it’s been nice to stop and reflect on what a special time I had and the joy found in spending quiet moments with my family. Now, don’t get me wrong, they weren’t all quiet! We sang in our loudest voices to our favorite … Continue reading “A Thankful Spirit”