Is your family gearing up for a winter road trip? Here are 10 ways you need to be sure to prepare!
This year for Halloween, I wasn’t quite ready to let the kids go at their pumpkins with knives, even those kid-safe tiny pumpkin carving ones. And besides, if you keep your pumpkins whole, they won’t begin to rot like they do when you cut them, so you can enjoy them for a longer time! The
Want an “If You Made a Million” Activity to do with your kids or students? Try this penny-cleaning Montessori work. With extensions for art & science.
My 4 year old loves to do her own little craft projects. She draws, does “scribble-scrabble writing”, traces, cuts, rips, glues, and explores the materials on her own. But sometimes, she comes to me asking sweetly, “Mama, may I have an activity?” And of course, I’m more than happy to set her up with something
Winding down with classical music, quiet cuddles in a dark room, a kiss goodnight before tucking the blankets around the kids…
That isn’t MY real life.
From the first days of my kids’ lives, I was their teacher.
I taught them that their little movements and sounds had meaning.
I taught them that their needs would be met, no matter what.
I taught them to recognize their bodies’ signals about hunger, thirst, and potty needs.
I taught them that this world is their world.
In our house, the playroom is for imagination, for open-ended toys, for free exploration. We have dress up clothes (mainly play silks and scarves), building materials (wooden blocks or legos), musical instruments, and other pretending toys. In the rest of the house, the kids tend to gravitate toward helping with real-life chores, like cleaning surfaces
It takes more planning. More time. More setup and cleaning afterward. It takes attention and effort to teach them skills and techniques.
But it’s worth the extra effort.
Dear Mother Being Pampered on Mother’s Day, To all of the moms out there who are being celebrated, I hope it’s everything you’ve been hoping for! I hope when the alarm clock (aka the waking toddler) goes off, your husband jumps up and allows you to sleep in. I hope you enjoy the breakfast in bed
One thing I’ve REALLY been enjoying in this house is having the kids work on projects on the other side of the counter, while I cook (if Anneliese isn’t already in the kitchen cooking with me). So having lots of little projects to grab is really really helpful.
Get your kids in the kitchen and make these delicious crispy Greek potatoes!
I missed so much blogging during the last leg of our move. A lot happened and I might catch up later. But for now, let me tell you about HOME. We arrived several days before the movers could bring us our things. And then they arrived. And we started unpacking right away. It snowed a