What everyone can appreciate from Montessori

The Montessori method isn’t for everyone as it’s just one path of many, but my motivation for sharing it is because I truly believe it can provide inspiration for all of us as parents. Its greatest inspiration for me has been in terms of respect.  Continue reading “What everyone can appreciate from Montessori”

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New to the blog – Montessori mommin’

After I became a mom of two under two, I hit a major crossroad in my parenting journey and had a bit of a mom-identity-crisis. Things felt chaotic and I wanted to better understand my babies so that I could graduate from “survival mode”  to “normal mode.” I just didn’t know what my new normal would be yet. I was drawn to Montessori, picked up a book and never looked back. Continue reading “New to the blog – Montessori mommin’”

2019 intention: A year of kindness

2019 is fast approaching, which means I’ve been in deep reflection about what intention to start my January with. It’s an extra exciting New Year for me because I’m also turning 29. While this is surely not as exciting as the big 30, it is sentimental to be at the end of a decade and upon a brand new one. To think I started my twenties as an adult-in-training and will end my twenties as a mother and wife responsible for a whole family is both comical and impressive. Continue reading “2019 intention: A year of kindness”

Empathy, like wisdom, comes in time

I just read one of the most beautiful blogs I’ve seen in a while: “To my friends who had kids before me, I’m sorry I didn’t know.”

It speaks such a raw and honest truth that most of us experience in the throes of childbirth and recovery, especially for those of us who are the first of our close circles to have children. That is, feeling alone in the growing pains of being born a mother. This feeling of isolation is exacerbated when our closest friends don’t know what to say or do because our struggles are just not relevant to them.  Continue reading “Empathy, like wisdom, comes in time”

Why I refuse to drive or dine with an iPad

We’ve done about five long road trips in the past two years that were seven hours plus, but our next big trip will top that to about 21 hours of driving. One of the most common pieces of advice we receive any time we share news of a long drive is to download apps and movies on the iPad. We don’t even own one.  Continue reading “Why I refuse to drive or dine with an iPad”