Parents & teachers from G's school meet monthly to discuss sections of Dr. Maria Montessori's writing. We started with chapters 2, 3, 8 & 9 of 'The Child in the Family.' It's a (relatively) easy introduction to Montessori concepts at home. A couldn't make it to the meet so I created this cheat sheet for… Continue reading Montessori Says: My Key Takeaways from ‘The Child In the Family’
As the Chief Food Organizer for our family, I'm constantly making mental notes. What groceries are left in the pantry? Which vegetables are in the fridge? Which need to be used up immediately? What should I make for lunch? Dinner? Breakfast? Snacks? When do I shop next? What goes on the shopping list? Sometimes it… Continue reading The Why’s and How’s of Meal Planning (Plus a Free Printable)
This is my first full week of school snackboxes. By midweek, I'm ready for Friday. Maybe I should stop letting my toddler decide the menu each day? She has exotic tastes. Here's what Gulabo took to school in week two. Monday: Potato Wedges + Zucchini Noodles Tuesday: Broccoli/Babycorn + Makhana Wednesday: Carrot/Cucumber Sticks + Hummus… Continue reading Gulabo’s Snackbox: Week 2
It's the first day of school, and I'm up at 5am like a diligent amma. I chop, I prep, I'm a human machine. I'm so glad tomorrow's a holiday because I don't think I could do it all over again 😀 Her going to school makes me rediscover how special Fridays are. Thank god for… Continue reading Gulabo’s Snackbox: Week 1
We’ve all seen the tear jerkers like Taare Zameen Par, where children are hurt by India’s rigid educational system and their parents’ traditional approaches to learning. We’ve been moved to tears by every IIT/IIM alum on earth deciding they were pressured into going that route and deciding to write books instead (why God, whyyyy?). So… Continue reading Montessori Education: What Does It Even Mean?