Homeschooling Challenges & Solutions

Usually, when I tell people that we do Montessori homeschool preschool instead of sending the girls to outside preschools (and instead of me leaving the house to go to work), I get one of two responses:  “That sounds like so much fun!  It must be nice to have so much free time at home.” “Wow, […]

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3 Ways to Turn Tantrums & the “Terrible Twos” into Connection & Self-Regulation

Toddlers get a bit of a bad rap, but it’s not really their fault.  Sure, they’re highly emotional and expressive whirling dervishes, prone to throwing themselves on the floor at the slightest hint of the word “no.”  I can see how it’s tempting to call that “terrible” — if they were your age, that is, […]

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Transitioning From Montessori Homeschool Preschool to Public School Kindergarten — Our Journey

If you follow along on Instagram, you know that Lila just started Kindergarten this fall!  I’ve had a lot of questions about it all, so I’m sharing the whole experience here. Before I had children, I was a Montessori Infant/Toddler teacher.  When Lila was born, I continued to teach for the first year of her […]

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Montessori-Inspired Thanksgiving Printables

Is it already Thanksgiving time?!  Not quite, but as teachers [or homeschoolers], you always have to be working ahead a bit to make sure your materials are ready in time.  When I learned that Every Star is Different was creating this new Montessori-Inspired Thanksgiving Bundle, I was so excited!  It is so difficult to find […]

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