I love to feature other Montessori and simple living families. You can read all about some of the Montessori families that have been featured so far; Natalie from Living with my Little Love Olivia from Fishies in a Row Kathleen from Real Life Montessori If you would like to be featured please contact me via email that’s on … More Would you like to feature on my Blog?
What does a typical day in my children’s Montessori classroom look like? As I have mentioned previously, I now have two children in the Montessori Children’s House (Cycle One), but just not in the same classroom. My son attends the Half Day Program which is from 9:00am -12:00, four days a week and my daughter attends the Full … More A day in a Montessori Children’s House classroom
I love glass jars and re-purpose them at home to store anything from home-made items such as bath salts, toothpaste and deodorant to food storage in the cupboard, fridge and freezer, stationary items and children’s art supplies. I also use glass jars to store home-made food for gifts. I have a decent sized collection of … More Art supply storage (re-purposing glass jars)
I thought I would share a lovely book I have come across more recently; ‘Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes in Between by Bryan Mellonie and Illustrated by Robert Ingpen. The text is moving, yet simple and the illustrations are beautiful. My 5-year-old has started asking questions about death, related to the loss of a family … More Talking to children about (life and death and lifetimes in between)
Last week, I worked with another mum from my children’s Montessori school, to make up some 3-part Art cards for the classroom. I haven’t made any DIY home materials like these for a long time, so I had completely forgotten how time consuming it can actually be, so it was nice to have some help. We … More Making Montessori classroom materials (3-part Art cards)
Like last year , I sat down with my daughter and asked her some questions about her favourite things, really for a bit of fun but also as a record to see how the answers change over the years. I ran through last years questions with her, but this is my daughter’s ‘adjusted’ version. I … More All about my 5 year old- (an Interview)
This is our second year doing the Plastic Free July Challenge and there has been plenty of hits and misses along this journey. Come July each year, it’s a great reminder and a great time to see what we as a family can improve on. My main focus this month is on reducing food wastage and composting, … More Plastic Free July 2017