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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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Storing Extra Materials

Storing Extra Materials

If there's one thing you learn very quickly when managing your Montessori home school it's that you can become overwhelmed with stuf...
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School Review From The Week of 2/18

School Review From The Week of 2/18

Here are a few highlights from school last week.  We continue the trend of having mostly focused days with a few crazy moments thrown in.  O...
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Maria Montessori:  The Authority on the Method

Maria Montessori: The Authority on the Method

I recently had an online conversation in a Montessori group where we discussed misconceptions we had about the method when we first began ...
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Music Exploration:  Listen Up

Music Exploration: Listen Up

Enjoying polka at the German Fest Our first step into the wonderful world of music is listening to it.  Not only is this a simple ac...
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Child Friendly Toilet

Child Friendly Toilet

While my children start on a child sized potty, they both insisted on transitioning to the adult sized toilet shortly after becoming comfor...
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The Toddler on the Tables

The Toddler on the Tables

I find the idea of having all three kids in the school room unnerving.  As the day played out, that's exactly what happened.  Honestly,...
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Blogs That Promote the Full Method

Blogs That Promote the Full Method

While I am certainly not a purist in the great realm of Montessorians, I do appreciate the full method.  I firmly believe that to reap the...
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The Three Keys to a Montessori Work

The Three Keys to a Montessori Work

Montessori is gaining in popularity, which is something I a thrilled about.  As we develop our own work, we must be careful to ensure that...
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Music Exploration Intro:  Music, My Love

Music Exploration Intro: Music, My Love

It's safe to say that I'm a music lover.  I spent the vast majority of my life in music training.  I began piano at age 4, although ...
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