{Guest Post} Raising A Whole Foods Child Part II

They say it takes a village to raise a child and that is 100% true! Parents rely on one another for advice to get through the many phases of childhood and nutrition is always a central topic. In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the importance of setting the foundation of good nutrition early,…… Continue reading {Guest Post} Raising A Whole Foods Child Part II

Trust Your Child’s Ability

When my son turned 3 he was enrolled at Children’s House in Dunedin. His teachers were amazing, wonderful and so patient with him. It was only my 3rd year as a Montessori Teacher, and I was quite inexperienced compared to my son’s teachers. I work with toddlers, and by age of 2 1/2 if they…… Continue reading Trust Your Child’s Ability

{old post} NZ School Holidays

I found this old blog, how we spent school holidays back in New Zealand.  For us, school holidays are for lying in bed until 8am, watching movies after dinner every day, bushwalks and more books.  —————— Two sunny days in a row. Lucky for us! School holidays have just started and we’re quite a little…… Continue reading {old post} NZ School Holidays

The Trained Eye

As a Montessori Teacher, I often reflect on my practice. It is tantamount to do so unless you want to get stuck in a rut (well I don’t!). Sometimes I can be hard on myself because I know my role is essential to every child I meet. I also reflect on my relationship with my…… Continue reading The Trained Eye

Eating Out With Your Children

Our family enjoys eating out and trying different cuisines; it’s one of our favorite things to do. When my kids learned how to read, they were very excited every time we ate out and will ask for a menu for themselves. To be able to read the menu’s options for themselves gave them a triumphant…… Continue reading Eating Out With Your Children


Whenever an Educator asks me what book I can recommend them to learn more about Montessori philosophy, I usually tell them to read Montessori From The Start – Paula Lillard I often recommend this to the parents I work with, and I get really good feedback such as it helped them so much not just…… Continue reading iRecommend

Montessori Way : Toys That Matter

I came across an article written by Joshua Becker (becoming minimalist) on why fewer toys will benefit children. He has 12 great points and I chose my top 3 and share my perspective using Montessori Approach. A Montessori environment for babies and toddlers has selected materials neatly organized on the shelves. Just the right activities…… Continue reading Montessori Way : Toys That Matter

What Am I getting for Christmas?

  I enjoy celebrating holidays with families and friends such as Christmas. Christmas is such a big occasion in the Philippines especially following a Spanish (Catholic) influenced tradition. It is also big with gifts, most especially with "ninong & ninang" the Godmothers. I remember my Mom would buy so many gifts and would spend weeks wrapping… Continue reading What Am I getting for Christmas?