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Montessori Resources / Inspiration

I always need inspiration from other Montessori moms about what to put on our shelf.  I was therefore very excited to see Living Montessori Now make a post yesterday dedicated specifically to Montessori Toddler Resources.  Perfect!  She also does a link-up every Monday so you may want to join in.  What are some of your favorite Montessori (or other) resources (aka mommy blogs)?  Where do you go for inspiration and new shelf ideas?

Here are some other great inspirations (Montessori-inspired and others)…

Mary’s Montessori School


The Pinterested Parent

Happy Holligans 

A Homeschool Mom

Cooking with Toddlers

YouTube is also a great resource for ideas.  I often put up videos of our Montessori-inspired play/work room online.




Inspiring Blog Nomination

I’m very grateful to have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by The Pinterested Parent.  She has a wonderful site and I highly recommend it!  I am always inspired by the wonderful people I meet through the blogsphere.  There is a strong and active community ready to inspire you.  Although there are many more than listed here, I have listed 15 very inspiring blogs I enjoy reading and feel are very deserving of this award.  Please check them out.









Here are the rules:

The Rules are simple:
-thank and link the mommy or daddy who nominated you
-list the rules and display the award
-share 7 facts about yourself
-nominate 15 other wonderful blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they’ve been nominated
-*this is optional: you may display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you, spread the love!

7 Facts about Me

1. I’m pregnant!  Yes, I’m expecting my second baby boy around Thanksgiving.  What an interesting time to be due!  My 2.5 year old is slowly catching on to the new activity but I don’t think either of us is fully prepared for the change.  We never are, right?

2. I love reading and my favorite book right now is “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin.  I try to crave out time every day to read something.  Recent books I’ve enjoyed are “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home” by Gretchen Rubin.  I can’t wait for her next book coming out soon called “Habits.”  I’m also reading “The Book Thief” and I just finished the “Divergent” series.

3. I’m an “obliger”.  Recently, I’ve enjoyed watching clips on YouTube where Gretchen Rubin talks about her new book “Habits.”  I’ve learned from her talks that I’m an “obliger.”  That means that I tend to obey outer (world) rules but not inner (self) rules.  You can also be a rebel, a questioner, or an upholder.  Check out her talk on YouTube called, Four Ways to Successfully Adopt Habits.

4. I am addicted to everything Montessori. When I started sending my toddler to a Montessori school, I become completely fascinated with everything to do with Montessori education.  It has been so helpful and meaningful to me as a new parent.

5. I grew up in New Jersey. Anyone else out there from New Jersey?  I only think about it now because I’m visiting NY city and it brings back some childhood memories.  I get to visit my old home after Labor Day and I have mixed feelings about it!

6. I love soy chai lattes. This is a favorite treat of mine.  I don’t have one everyday but it is my special treat.  I love that my husband and I share this treat together.  We have fun finding the best chai lattes in new places that we visit.  Still working on NY city.

7. I hate TV.  I like watching TV, sort of, but in reality I don’t like THE TV.  I don’t like having it on, especially when I’m not watching (which is a majority of the time).  I find it loud and irritating.  I DO watch movies occasionally but usually only with my husband.  I know – it’s weird.  I’m missing all those reality shows!  😉

My Nominations:

1. sixtine et victoire

2. care craft cook

3. nature study in the city

4. shelfwork

5. atlanta mom of three

6. simple life mom

7. go school yourself

8. montessori philosophy

9. busy little bunnies

10. raising natural kids

11. stupendous strouts

12. my mom thoughts

13. cooking with a wallflower

14.toddler tales

15. be a good mama