Welcome to Our Montessori Home.
For our family, the Montessori philosophy has helped to give us the tools and perspective to achieve this becoming in our lives as well as the lives of our children. Montessori is a beautiful, engaging approach to life-long learning that encourages the child toward freedom, beauty, independence, curiosity, and self-discipline.
Since 2009, I’ve been chronicling our family’s Montessori journey sharing activities, writing about Montessori philosophy, and how we make it work for our family.
Our goal is to inspire families to life-long exploration.
My Montessori Experience
I spent 3 years teaching as an assistant in a Montessori 3-6 classroom and loved my time working with that age group. After my first son was born, I left teaching to stay home. It wasn’t long before I got my Infant/Toddler diploma through the North American Montessori Center. Nearly 10 years after my introduction to Montessori, I’m still learning, exploring, and adapting the Montessori method in our home.
(If you’d like to read more about how I got started in Montessori and what kept me hooked, click here.
Want to learn more about Maria Montessori, the founder of the Method? Click here.)
We’re a growing family of five in upstate South Carolina living and learning, adapting and adjusting as life goes on. At the helm is my husband Joe and myself—Jessica, followed by our three (soon to be four!) little adventurers—Joey (6), Otto (4), Olivia Jane (2), and a baby girl due in October. We’re lovers of stories, family dance parties, adventures, messy painting, and Jesus. And, truly, it’s by His grace we see the bright side.