Tag: montessori

Yvonne Rinaldi

Yvonne Rinaldi

matriarch ˈmeɪtrɪɑːk noun: matriarch; plural noun: matriarchs a woman who is the head of a family or tribe. “in some cultures the mother proceeds to the status of a matriarch” an older woman who is powerful within a family or organization. “a domineering matriarch” I am perched on the edge of the visitors chair in …

+ Read More

I chose the Hippie School

I chose the Hippie School

    I chose the “hippie school” I knew nothing about Montessori when I had my first child, at the time my sister-in law was working as a nanny in London for some very wealthy families. She sent me an email saying that I needed to find a Montessori school or Children’s house to send …

+ Read More

Day 54

Day 54

Day 54 Pupil free day today. Boy 2 had to finish the last part of his book review this morning, it was a scrapbook. I am the least crafty mother on this planet. When the boys were little I NEVER had paint in the house, we never sat around cutting things out or making crafty …

+ Read More

Day 53

Day 53

Day 53 Happy Sunday. It is book review time for boy 2 again. My second boy finds no joy whatsoever in losing himself amongst the pages of a book. He gets this from his father. Boy 1 and I love nothing better than ignoring the world and reading a good book. This term the assignment …

+ Read More

Day 44

Day 44

Day 44. Looking at the gated area that is filled with garden beds, potted plants full of colourful blossoms, and outdoor play equipment. I could see one little head amongst the rosemary, one blonde little girl with a blue watering can drowning purple petunias, a wooden chair sitting in the shade held one little guy …

+ Read More

Day 36

Day 36

Day 36 Our school has a school Facebook page and one of the teachers posted a fascinating article about parenting on the page. It was called Abandon parenting and just be a parent the article is an interview with Alison Gopnik about her new book The Gardener and the carpenter. I also did some more …

+ Read More

Day 27

Day 27

Day 27. Today has consisted of: Me writing my feature post for tomorrow. I love the process of interviewing and chatting to the awesome ladies that generously share some of their stories. I record the chat on my phone and make notes when I get home (that rhymes).  I try and forget about it, because …

+ Read More

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori

Today’s feminist Friday celebrates Maria Montessori. This is the woman whose education theory will give Prince George of Cambridge (who started kindergarten this week) the grounding of his education. I won’t go too much into the Montessori philosophy that I adore and am blessed to be able to educate my little Princes in this way. I want to …

+ Read More