In our home, we implement the idea of “freedom within limits” (a wonderful Montessori approach to allowing your child to safely learn about and explore his/her world). We also use positive discipline, and this facet of our parenting is becoming especially important now that our daughter is nearly 12 months old and is very clearly… Continue reading Positive Discipline Resources for Parents
I created an “update tour” video of her Montessori inspired playroom, now that she’s nearly 11 months old, very mobile, and almost walking all on her own! 🙂 It’s still a work in progress… the next item to be added is a front-facing bookshelf! I can’t wait for hubby to finish building it. But in… Continue reading Montessori Playroom Update: 11 Months Old
Keeping the house clean when you have a family is a challenge for many parents. And I’m not talking about the kind of clean where you just shove things into closets right before guests come over and hope they don’t open it. I mean, really, TRULY clean. The kind of clean where you never have… Continue reading Stay-at-Home Mom Cleaning Routine
If you’re anything like most new moms, you’ve saved a bunch of little mementos from the day of your baby’s birth… hospital bracelets, first hat, going-home outfit, that sorta thing. But if these items have been sitting around somewhere collecting dust because you just aren’t sure what to do with them… then you might consider… Continue reading DIY Newborn Shadow Box
My original post on my daily routine with baby girl when she was just 4 1/2 months old has received quite a bit of attention, which I’m really thrilled about since my primary goal in starting this blog was to help make life a little easier for other new moms! But my daughter is now… Continue reading A Day in the Life: Daily Routine with Baby (9 Month Old Edition!)
I’m a pretty frugal mom. I got lucky that we received a lot of what my baby needed (and a lot of what she didn’t) for the first 6+ months of her life at the baby shower and from a few of my “mom friends” who were offloading their baby clothing. But I also don’t… Continue reading New Moms: How to Save Money on Baby Stuff!
With the exception of hanging the mirror, Kylie’s Montessori-style playroom is now complete! We filmed a detailed video tour for you guys today, which you can watch below. Also, don’t forget to check out what else we’ve started doing to implement Montessori at home, as well as some of my favorite resources for doing so!… Continue reading Montessori Playroom Tour
Looking for some easy, yummy baby led weaning recipes to try with your little one? I’ve been busily bookmarking recipes left and right since I first discovered that BLW existed, and now that my baby girl Kylie is becoming a more seasoned solid food eater, I’ve been revisiting my pins to start trying out some… Continue reading Baby Led Weaning: Recipe Roundup!
So you’re ready to jump on the bandwagon for baby led weaning, but you’re not sure what to give your baby to eat or how to make it? You’re in luck! Today I’m sharing with you Kylie’s entire first month of food, starting at 5 months & 3 weeks old. I will also share exactly… Continue reading Baby Led Weaning: First Month of Food & How It Was Prepared
Here’s a collection of some of my absolute favorite resources for learning about Montessori philosophy and ideas for implementing it in your home! We started changing our home and environment to begin raising our daughter with these philosophies when we first discovered it when she was 6 months old, and so far it’s been a… Continue reading My Favorite Montessori Resources!