When I was pregnant, people who knew I was a Montessori guide would say: “Wow, you’re going to be such an amazing mom!” My standard, humble reply was: “I’ll be a mom, like any other mom.” But deep down inside, I had my list of things I was sure I would NEVER do, buy or… Read More The One Thing I’ll NEVER Do as a Parent
Did you know that every year, more than 729,800 unnecessary and elective C-sections are performed in the United States? Watch the video below to find out what this is doing to our infant and maternal mortality rates (hint: it’s not good), and check out the risks of C-sections for mom and baby. Then, DO SOMETHING ABOUT… Read More ImprovingBirth.org – A rally for change!!!
I knew that home birth was right for me ever since I did my Montessori Children’s House training, learned about Dr. Frederick Leboyer, and read “Birth Without Violence” (click the link to download the free pdf). In the course we discussed the importance of a natural and intervention-free birth, and I knew that in the… Read More Zach’s Home Birth Story
I’m aware that what I’m posting here might not be viewed favorably by everyone, and that’s OK. I just ask that if you have negative comments, please keep them to yourself or write them on your own blog (I won’t approve negative comments for this post, so don’t bother writing them). This is a very… Read More A Mission of Nutrition
I am writing this post at the request of a very dear friend and fellow Montessorian who is expecting her first child. This was our personal experience with our child, but every parent has to choose what works best for them and their child. As with everything in a child’s life, it’s important to make… Read More Bedroom Transition
My dear friend Jeanne-Marie Paynel of Voila Montessori gives a fabulous interview regarding the importance of preparing your home to greet your newborn child. Enjoy! http://peaceinyourhome.com/preparing-the-home-for-baby-a-montessori-perspective/
I have three close friends who have completed the Assistants to Infancy training course (to work with children from birth through age 3). When they found out I was pregnant, all three told me to make a topponcino. What is a topponcino? It’s a thin pillow that’s a little longer than the body of a… Read More Topponcino