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Providing Choices

Thoughts & Reflections

We love choices. Food is such a beautiful example of this. How many ways can you find to order your coffee? Even if we always make the same decision, how would we feel if our options were taken away. We like the opportunity to make decisions, even if we always end up making the same […]

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Change

Podcasts

Frederick Douglass said, “Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” But, sometimes, the struggle can be just that — painful. Arduous. Seemingly unending. Is there anything worse than seeing a loved one struggle? Change is hard, but it is inevitable. Sometimes change is exciting — a new baby, moving, a new classroom or school […]

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When Help Isn’t Helpful

Podcasts

We all want to help. We are born empathetic into this close-knit community, and that empathy drives us to care for and want to help one another. We want to help other adults, even strangers, and, so tenderly, our children. What drives this desire? When isn’t it actually “helpful?” What could you do when a […]

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What She Showed Me

Thoughts & Reflections

I think I have a fairly passable understanding of Montessori. I love this work, I was a Montessori student myself, my family raised me in an accidentally very Montessori manner. I fully appreciate that I will NEVER be done learning about children, the nature of childhood, children’s capacities, or this pedagogy we work within. This […]

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Lunch Containers

Other Good Things

When it comes to what to pack your child’s lunch in, the options are endless. It seems lunch boxes are everywhere, and there are decisions to make — is it big enough? Small enough? Should it have my child’s name on it? What’s the right shape? This one seems really cool. This one seems really […]

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