Hmmm…I’m just a mom of two fabulously joyful and ferociously stress-inducing wee ones and the wife of the most charming, giving, loving husband a girl could ask for. (No, he’s not perfect, and our relationship isn’t perfect – where’s that marriage therapist’s number? – but you better believe I’m going to lift him up through this!)
What is this blog about? Who knows? I’m setting it up as a distraction from doing things on my to-do list, and when I post, it will probably be for the same reason. I certainly don’t have TIME to blog!
I’m calling it Our Montessori Home because we do all kinds of wacky and wonderful Montessori-inspired things in our home. (People are always stunned to learn that our kids didn’t sleep in cribs as babies – they slept on a round crib mattress on the floor.) I have previously been both a public school teacher (3rd grade) and a Montessori teacher (Primary level, which is 3-6 year olds). At this point, I’m in my first year of officially homeschooling, doing a blend of Montessori and Sonlight.
I’m sure some of the posts will be about what’s going on in our homeschool experiences. Some will be about great children’s books (no twaddle allowed in this house!), or books that I read just for me that really challenge or inspire me. Some posts will just be about whatever random thing happened in our Montessori home. The identities you will read about within the blog are The Brain (my way-too-intelligent husband), Drama Queen (my exuberant 5YO daughter), and Mr. BANG (my 4YO son who really enjoys making sound effects.)
I am constantly being asked about Montessori-related things, and I could talk Montessori all day and all night. I’m no expert by any means (I didn’t even read the huge stack of Dr. Maria Montessori’s book that I was required to read as part of my Montessori training!), but I like to discuss it anyway!
I also love discussing theology, although it does intimidate me a bit. I’m REALLY no expert on that topic, but I know that I always work to grow more in my understanding of who God is and who He created me to be. If you’re interested in learning factual and historic reasons for the Christian worldview, here is an excellent series of short videos that clearly lay out the cosmological, moral, and design arguments for the existence of God; reasons for believing the Christian God is the one, true God; historic info behind the creation of the Old and New Testaments; etc.
SOOO…all that being said (I’m apparently much wordier than I realized), feel free to start a discussion with me on Montessori, homeschool, God/theology, or…whatever you want, really!
Please feel free to “talk” with me through the comments. I would love to “meet” you!