The Best Rainbow Gifts for Kids

Spring is here! In Kentucky, that means Redbud trees are in full bloom displaying glorious shades of pink and purple, birds are returning from their winter migration, rabbits are resurfacing from their hidden hibernation spots, and rain will be experienced plenty in the coming months. But with rain comes an excuse to play in mud

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Simple Gift Ideas for Little Builders

We recently built a new table for our daughter. It’s our first official build we’ve done as a family! Since Christmas, we’ve been in the process of arranging our home a bit to better suit our needs. The biggest change entailed turning our former formal dining room into a playroom. Before, our daughter’s toys were

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10 Simple Ways to Begin Montessori at Home

Are you interested in empowering your child to become more independent, increasingly confident in their abilities, and, most importantly, kind and caring toward others? Please consider these 10 simple ways to begin implementing Montessori at home   SIMPLIFY Establish order in your home environment and maintain a simple rhythm to your days. I am no

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Why I Love the 4-Gift Rule

I am a huge fan of the 4-Gift Rule for holidays and birthdays. We started this past Christmas and continued it for our daughter’s 2nd birthday. The 4-Gift Rule is an easy way to minimize how many gifts you purchase and, even better, it really allows you and your child to think about what items

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On Taking Risks & Overcoming Perfection

I play it safe. I rarely take risks. I suffer from a paralyzing fear of failure. I am trying to change. I have to change. Why? Because I hope to ensure my daughter does not suffer from the same complex. Instead, I want her to take risks, accept challenges, learn by failing, embrace her imperfections,

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Montessori: On Outdoor Exploration

Children are born natural explorers. I first encountered the Montessori method of education years ago, but it wasn’t until the birth of our first daughter that I began to actively research it. My husband gifted me several books she had written, and I slowly delved into her theories relating to child development. If you do

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Little Library: 12 Favorite Montessori-Friendly Books about Birds

Bird-watching is a favorite activity at our home. In the late afternoon hours when boredom sometimes sets in, it’s always a welcome relief to visit our side window and take a peek at our backyard birds, squirrels, and rabbits. Lilly, age 2, is now beginning to identify bird species. She’s infatuated with the Cardinal and

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Little Library: 11 Favorite Montessori-Friendly Gardening Books

Spring is just around the corner here in Kentucky. After a brief respite from the cold, the past few days have been dreary, rainy, and frigid again. As we desperately yearn for the return of warmer and greener days, we have been enjoying reading about gardening together. My husband and I are both new to

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