The delicate balance between supervising and observing

I remember when I first started Montessori, I felt so torn on my role around the home. I had all these new expectations to better maintain the “prepared space,” but transforming the space proved to be easier than transforming my role as parent. Continue reading “The delicate balance between supervising and observing”

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Off to The Children’s House: why we love Montessori school

I just learned that it is Montessori Education Week, which has the Montessori mama in me super giddy and reflective of our personal journey. My love for this method recently grew as we sent our first-born off to Casa Dei Bambini, or The Children’s House. These past four months have been a huge leap for our family as we get a front-row seat to the inner workings of this unique path – one that is continuing to expand its reach as it inspires more families, educators and professionals tasked with reforming today’s education. Continue reading “Off to The Children’s House: why we love Montessori school”

What I got wrong about “follow the child”

“Follow the child” is at the heart of practicing Montessori. I remember when I first dove into reading about this, I kind of glazed over the child-led principle because it seemed self-explanatory, and I thought I had already been doing it. My approach to my first-born’s baby days were largely rooted in following his cues for feeding, sleeping; so it wasn’t like I had previously been in a rigid habit of parent-led. I had a tendency to follow my children already, I thought. Continue reading “What I got wrong about “follow the child””

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”