Diaper Free Before 3 by Jill Lekovic

I wrote this blog post and published it on my photography website about two years ago when my daughter turned 2 and I was elated about sharing my new found knowledge on a fantastic book that had helped me figure out how to potty train her - Diaper~Free Before 3 by Jill Lekovic. The post received a lot of positive feedback so I thought I would re-post it here to kick start my … [Read more...]

The ‘upside down’ trick for putting on coats

When Yara was 22 months old and first joined the Infant Community at The Montessori Place we learned a trick that completely revolutionised our 'getting out of the house' routine in winter. It's called the 'upside down trick'.  If the thought of getting out the door in winter with everyone's coats on fills you with dread, then this little trick is guaranteed to put a smile on … [Read more...]

Creating a Vision Board

I remember as a child watching Aladdin and being introduced to the concept of a genie. I thought it was fantastic and often fantasized about it actually being a reality. I came across the idea of creating a vision board in my late teens/early 20s, most likely on a self development workshop or reading a self help book. Being inquisitive and always open to new ways of thinking, I … [Read more...]

Discovering The Montessori Place in Hove

I will warn you from the start that this is going to be a long post. I have made in long in the hope that for those of you that are interested in exploring a radical approach to educating your child, it will be filled with information that may be of use to you. So what is The Montessori Place? The Montessori Place is a beautiful school in the heart of Hove, UK that is … [Read more...]