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I am a home schooling mom to three amazing kiddos.  We primarily use the Montessori pedagogy to guide our journey.  We also enjoy aspects of classical education and are part of Classical Conversations community. 

I write a Montessori column for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

I am still a geek at heart and at times miss my former career as an Information Architect/SharePoint Specialist.  I don't have much free time but if I do, it is spent on comic books and video games.

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Introducing Email for Elementary Practical Life

Introducing Email for Elementary Practical Life

As my oldest is approaching the upper elementary range, she has been asking to use email.  I realize that electronic use in the realms of Mo...
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Indoor Snowball Fight

Indoor Snowball Fight

One thing I've discovered over the years is that gross motor activity strategically placed before a work period has greatly enhanced...
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Favorite Montessori-ish Resources

Favorite Montessori-ish Resources

If you've been around my blog for any length of time, you know the traditional Montessori materials captivate me.  During our journey, I...
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Using Math Command Cards

Using Math Command Cards

The Montessori math approach was what initially caught my eye about the Montessori Method.  I love the way complex concepts are presented to...
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Our Favorite Language Arts Supplements

Our Favorite Language Arts Supplements

One of the many reasons I homeschool is so I can tailor the approach to each child.  Our core Montessori work is Keys of the World and Keys ...
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Supporting a Family with High Medical Needs

Supporting a Family with High Medical Needs

This post is part of a special series I'm participating in a series called Parenting Children with Special Needs. Few people would ...
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Pink Tower Power

Pink Tower Power

There are few materials more synonymous with a Montessori education than the Pink Tower.  This iconic stack of wooden blocks comes from ...
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