Incorporating Montessori in Your Home

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Montessori teaches our children to be independent, confident, and most importantly – to love learning. You may send your child to a Montessori school, but they don’t spend every waking hour at school. Are you wanting to take some of these Montessori ideas home with you? Consistency is key (especially in young children) and if you bring Montessori home your child is experiencing learning at home the same way they are at school. Continue reading “Incorporating Montessori in Your Home”

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What does it mean to be a Community?

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Community; a word that represents many different images to different people – what does it mean to you? If you are a first time mom, perhaps you have a community online of first time moms whom you can share experiences with. Or maybe you surround yourself with your religious community if you are a member of a congregation or church. We all have family, they’re a community, schools, neighborhoods, work, clubs, etc. But – what does it mean to be a community? Continue reading “What does it mean to be a Community?”

Coping with Stress around the Holidays

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We all know the holidays can be an overwhelming time and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we wanted to share a few tips to help you. Whether you’re traveling to spend time with your family out of town, hosting a family celebration at your house, or celebrating away from your family – it can be hard to deal with the stress that usually comes with the holidays. If your children seem to be out-of-whack around these times, talk to them. Let them open up to you and spend time making sure they know their feelings are valid, it’s just as hardon our kiddos as it is on us. What can you do? Continue reading “Coping with Stress around the Holidays”