Two weeks ago, I left my job (for a while, not forever) and am now sitting at home in an empty baby nursery waiting. Waiting for my first baby to make his appearance and looking around the room wondering what else should be done.
I am a Montessori teacher, AMS certified for children 3-6. I also attended a wonderful Montessori school from preschool through middle school. My mom and sister are Montessori teachers as well. Now that I’m a little over 39 weeks pregnant, I am thinking a lot about how to apply the Montessori method with our little one when he arrives. This blog will chronicle my attempts to transfer the philosophy I love and believe in to raising our son.
In my last few weeks of teaching, a few of the parents commented that I must be so prepared after working with so many young children. Yes and no…I feel very prepared for a three or four year old, not so much for an infant. I know that the philosophy is the same, but in terms of specifics, I have a lot to learn. My hope is that I can share what I learn along the way, while gaining advice from others. I also plan to post copious amounts of baby pictures and general life updates, because I know I won’t be able to help myself.
Why the “ish”?
At the heart of Montessori is of course observation and experimentation and that is how I plan to approach this next step in my life. I assume that this will often be in line with traditional Montessori ways…and sometimes not. I’m definitely going into this journey with an open mind, rather than following a set formula for how to raise a child “the Montessori way”. I will always do what I think and believe is best for our family, and will share our struggles along the way.
Thank you for joining me and welcome!
Up next…the nursery, Take 1