What makes a toy or material ‘Montessori friendly’

We often see beautiful lists of lovely toys on different blogs as around the time of holidays serving as gift guides. I also have several on here. Many claim to be Montessori friendly, usually featuring gorgeous wooden materials. Yet, not every wooden toy is Montessori friendly, nor is every Montessori material made of wood. It [...]

By |2018-03-06T10:19:06+00:00January 19th, 2018|Home, Home management, Materials, Montessori|

Observing the child

I often get email queries from parents asking me "What activities should I present to my child?" "What can I do with a 20 month old?" "How can I get my child to enjoy writing? Maths? etc," The reality is that I cannot answer those questions for you. Of course, I can tell you what my children [...]

By |2018-01-15T09:11:28+00:00January 15th, 2018|1-3 years old, Home management, Montessori, Parenting|

Gorgeous Montessori Baby Spaces

Who doesn't love a beautiful Montessori baby space? I sure do! I can't help but swoon over the adorable baby mobiles, captivating little hands. Those neat and tidy shelves with just the right amount of toys? Ohh, I could just look through photos all day! That and reminisce about the brand new baby phase that [...]

By |2018-03-06T10:19:07+00:00January 7th, 2018|Baby, Home management, Infants, Materials|

Tips for an Environmentally Conscious Christmas

With the holidays in full swing around us, we can often get lost in the joy, chaos, and just work of it all. While the holidays can be such a fantastic time of year, I think that there is something that we may be likely to forget - how to care for our planet Ditch [...]

By |2017-12-14T10:10:58+00:00December 11th, 2017|Christmas, Home management, Minimalism, Parenting|

Free Wall Art for Montessori Homes Printables

I'm so excited to start finishing up our spaces in our home! For the past two years (well more), we have been so busy with remodeling and doing work like making walls. There has been little time to focus on details. I'm so happy to finally be at a place where I can start buying [...]

Montessori bedroom spaces

Parents often ask me where to start with Montessori. Aside from learning activities, an important aspect of Montessori at home is setting up your space. Today, I want to take a look at some Montessori bedrooms. We will discuss important aspects to focus on when setting up a Montessori space for your child. A Montessori [...]

Help your toddler develop their language skills

Children are born with this wonderful ability to absorb language. Babies are born, unable to say a single word, yet by the time they reach 3 years old, children can say sentences. Really, what an amazing ability! Dr. Montessori explained that children's minds are like sponges and absorb information, such as language. As caregivers, there [...]

Montessori inspired baby spaces

I am kind of obsessed with Montessori baby spaces. There's something so beautiful, simple, and calming about them. Creating the perfect Montessori baby space first seemed very daunting to me. The more I studied and learned though, the easier I found it. Montessori baby spaces are simple. The necessities are basically a soft place to [...]

By |2017-09-18T10:15:19+00:00June 9th, 2017|1-3 years old, Home management, Infants, Montessori, Parenting|

The Prepared Adult: finding time for yourself and making activities

I recently wrote about how important it is that we adults find time for self care. With that, I think it's also important to share a few small ways that I manage to make time for myself and make it easier on myself to run my home. These are small tips of course because let's [...]

By |2017-05-10T10:59:02+00:00May 10th, 2017|Home management, Parenting|

How to help someone dealing with a health crisis or a difficult time

I remember very early on after coming home from the rehabilitation center and needing to adjust to life now, having a conversation with a friend. She said she was nervous visiting me in the hospital and the centre because she was never sure what to say or do. She didn't want to say something to [...]

By |2017-05-07T09:09:28+00:00May 7th, 2017|Home management, Miscellaneous, Paralysis, Parenting|