Spring Break Staycation

It’s almost springtime! The weather is warming up (at least here in Texas), and the children are out from school. It is the perfect time to bond with your children and create some special memories. You don’t have to travel anywhere during Spring Break, you can have a lot of fun at home! Go to the beach – Things can …

Stress-free Clean-up!

This hilarious video has gone viral; showing a mom trying to keep her house clean while her toddler manages to undo every chore she has accomplished. Mom neatly folds clothes and places them in the drawer, her daughter removes the clothes and tosses them on the floor. Mom picks up legos, her daughter takes a bag full and dumps them on the …

Cooking With Children

There are numerous benefits to cooking with children. You can start cooking with a child as young as one, they can help “dump” pre-measured ingredients into a bowl and help mix with your assistance. Not only is cooking a great way to bond with your child, it is also a wonderful learning opportunity. For a young child, cooking is a …

Montessori Education and the White House

One of my favorite quotes from Dr. Maria Montessori is: “There are many who hold, as I do, that the most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed. ” (The …

Surviving Holidays- KHOU Interview

Routines are very important for young children. In Montessori we say that children under 6 are in their sensitive period for order and repetition, which means they have an inherent need for routines. During the holidays, school is out, you may be traveling, relatives might be in town, there are holiday parties to attend – basically there is an overall …