Setting Up Home When people come to visit a Montessori classroom for the first time, it immediately apparent that it is beauty arranged with the child’s needs in mind. There principals are easy to app
What names do you love? If you’re expecting, have you made a name decision or are you waiting to meet the baby? I was having the most difficult time choosing a name for our baby! I think it is especia
Living in an international city like Milan for my first pregnancy, and then travelling around during my second and now living in Balkans with my third, I came across lots of different opinions about w
Cheap and easy toys are better than fancy and costly gifts – all pediatricians agreed to that! Christmas gifts for kids? The best is cheap and simple, and no electronics! The newly released report fro
We are raising our children in a new world. We cannot relate anymore to our parents’ educational methods, because the world we were raised in, no longer exists. We live in a totally different era, so
Lot has been told about books and books for children. I would like to move on with this subject from Montessori point of view. As a Montessori teacher, I get back to basics when I choose books for chi
We all know the scene. You’re sat on the sofa, watching your child transfixed by the 17th consecutive episode of Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol or PJ Masks. You feel guilty for not doing more with them, but an
I was (I’m) lucky in my pregnancies to never suffer any of the common ailments of late pregnancy, to have had straightforward births and to have recovered relatively quickly postpartum.
However, morning sickness got me every single time, and it was a doozy. From about 5 or 6 weeks into the pregnancy to the 12 or 14-week mark, I felt what I can only describe (and believe me, I’ve TRIED several times to describe it to my husband to give him a sense of how it feels!) as a combination of motion sickness and a bad hangover. Blehh!
In my first pregnancy with David, the pregnancy sickness set in straight away. At first, I thought I had the flu – I felt nauseous and dizzy and tired ALL DAY LONG (wasn’t ‘morning sickness’ only something you felt in the morning?). Even typing about it now makes me recall the feeling. Bleh again!
The same happened now, with my 3rd pregnancy when I found myself HAVING an afternoon nap (I’m not a person who takes nap normally), every single day and I would sleep for 1 to 2 hours (!) every day in these first weeks of my pregnancy. Otherwise, I would not be able to go through the afternoon, I felt so much tired…
At 23 weeks, it’s time to share the news that we are having a baby! Yes, I am pregnant, and baby number three is on the way. We are very excited that a beautiful little being will join us soon! New li
Have you find out the gender of your baby? Being pregnant, one of the first questions people tend to ask is ‘Do you know what you’re having?’ It’s such a natural conversation starter. I know it’s one