Homeschooling, Montessori

One Last School Night…

(I wrote this last night.  Some thoughts and reflections on the last two years of being a "school mom" with a chronic illness and of the start of our homeschool time)  We had Kindergarten graduation today.  The kids have one last day of school tomorrow.  Which means one last school night.  Maybe for a long… Continue reading One Last School Night…

Homeschooling, Zero Waste

We’re Almost Homeschoolers!

  In 10 school days, I will be a homeschool mom. I am equal parts excited and intimidated. The “plan” had always been to homeschool. However, when we moved to a new town, I got sick, and the store I was working at closed, my kid was lonely and sad. At work, he had all-day… Continue reading We’re Almost Homeschoolers!

Homeschooling, Montessori, Uncategorized

Big changes in our family!!

I've been kind of quiet from blogging lately.  This has partly been because I'm working like crazy but mostly because I've been trying to soak up every moment I can with my son.  Because... We are homeschoolers no more!!! In July my son started talking about being lonely and missing his time at the local… Continue reading Big changes in our family!!

Montessori, Uncategorized

Montessori Monday: Craft Stick Puzzles!

  Welcome back to Montessori Monday!  I've been neglecting the blog lately because I've been so bogged down with work.  I wanted to take a break today and share this great activity with you though! This is a work we've had out for a few months now but my son was never really interested in… Continue reading Montessori Monday: Craft Stick Puzzles!

Homeschooling, Montessori, Uncategorized

Introducing… Montessori Mondays!

Hello!  Welcome to fall and the start of Montessori Mondays here at "Crunchier by the day." If you're not familiar with Montessori education check out the Wikipedia page about Montessori.  I worked in a Montessori school as my very first job and worked there for almost 6 years.  In many ways I grew up there… Continue reading Introducing… Montessori Mondays!