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Hi there!

I am a mother, certified AMI assistant for 0-3, and a positive parenting advocate. In addition to my online offerings, I work with children aged 8 months to 5 years in an early childhood center (CPE) as an assistant educator.

Parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual, and the way many of us were parented isn’t what we want for our own children. I love talking about the Montessori method as well as sharing research-based tips on child development and positive discipline that can help you develop a loving and supportive home for your family. Let’s do this parenting thing together!

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Looking to unlock your child’s potential and learn how to create a holistic, nurturing, and supportive environment they can thrive in? You’ve come to the right place.

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Get access to personalized support and guidance on a variety of topics through 1:1 sessions that are designed to help you achieve your specific goals.

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Enhance your parenting journey with a wide range of resources that have been designed to provide you with knowledge and tools to support your child’s growth and development.

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Bringing Montessori Home

Want to help your child reach their full potential?

The ‘Bringing Montessori Home’ e-course provides you with everything you need to know about the Montessori method and how to implement it in your home.

From understanding the key principles and setting up an engaging home environment, to dealing with common parenting struggles and presenting stimulating activities, we show you how Montessori can be easy, affordable, and not ‘all or nothing’

Bringing Montessori Home ECourse

On November 15th, 2022

Learn all you need to know about implementing Montessori at home in a way that is easy, affordable, and not ‘all or nothing’.

This course is for you if:

  • you are a parent to a child under 3
  • you want to raise a confident, happy, and empowered child
  • you want to support your child’s natural development
  • you want to give your child a lifelong love for learning
  • you want to foster independence in the home and in play
  • you want to be a more peaceful and confident parent
  • you’re interested or curious about Montessori and want to implement it at home in a way that is easy, affordable, and not all or nothing

Testimonials

"It will be necessary to look to children for help if the world is to be made better."

Dr Maria Montesssori, The 1964 London Lectures

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Four years ago, the world blessed us with you.

Time has flown by, and we're so unbelievably proud to call you our son. Like the sun, you light up every room you walk into with your radiant smile and twinkling eyes. Your sense of humor and laughter are contagious and your sensitive, loving, and compassionate heart is a quality we hope you'll carry for life. You inspire us everyday with your eagerness to learn, your confidence in interacting with others, and your resilience in adjusting to change.

Patpouti, you will forever be the best surprise that ever happened to us.

Happiest birthday amarna ❤️

Four years ago, the world blessed us with you.

Time has flown by, and we're so unbelievably proud to call you our son. Like the sun, you light up every room you walk into with your radiant smile and twinkling eyes. Your sense of humor and laughter are contagious and your sensitive, loving, and compassionate heart is a quality we hope you'll carry for life. You inspire us everyday with your eagerness to learn, your confidence in interacting with others, and your resilience in adjusting to change.

Patpouti, you will forever be the best surprise that ever happened to us.

Happiest birthday amarna ❤️
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Crêpes for Breakfast! 🥞

When Peter asked for crêpes the other day, I thought what better opportunity to whip out the crêpe recipe cards from our 'My Toddler Cooks, Visual Recipe Guide' and finally film Peter using them 🎥

This was Peter's first time taking the reins while making crêpes and he loved it! He started off by gathering the ingredients and tools pictured on page 1 of the recipe cards and then we walked through the visual steps on page 2 together. 

This recipe is an easy one to start with because there are only 4 ingredients and the steps are pretty straightforward, just add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix! Once you're done with the mixing, you can then use the opportunity to show your toddler or preschooler how to use a pan and be around a heat source safely (both important life skills!)

This recipe and others can be found as part of the Visual Recipe Guide on @rana_cooks website under 'Courses and Guides'. If you end up trying them, we'd love to hear about your experience and see your little ones in action.

Bon Appetit!

Crêpes for Breakfast! 🥞

When Peter asked for crêpes the other day, I thought what better opportunity to whip out the crêpe recipe cards from our 'My Toddler Cooks, Visual Recipe Guide' and finally film Peter using them 🎥

This was Peter's first time taking the reins while making crêpes and he loved it! He started off by gathering the ingredients and tools pictured on page 1 of the recipe cards and then we walked through the visual steps on page 2 together.

This recipe is an easy one to start with because there are only 4 ingredients and the steps are pretty straightforward, just add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix! Once you're done with the mixing, you can then use the opportunity to show your toddler or preschooler how to use a pan and be around a heat source safely (both important life skills!)

This recipe and others can be found as part of the Visual Recipe Guide on @rana_cooks website under 'Courses and Guides'. If you end up trying them, we'd love to hear about your experience and see your little ones in action.

Bon Appetit!
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Montessori at home is about...
Part 2

I first started trying to implement Montessori at home when Peter was around 9 months old.

I would google ‘Montessori activities for age x’ and set up a shelf with whatever toys I found that fit the bill. I ‘prepared the environment’ by designating an open closet in the bedroom and a shelf in the kitchen where he could access his things independently. And then I sat there, expecting him to magically transform into a Montessori toddler that picks out his own clothes and dresses himself, prepares his own breakfasts, and spends an hour engaged with the material on his shelf.

So, you can imagine my confusion when he did not. What I didn’t realize back then, and technically didn’t realize until a year later, was that shelves, materials, and prepared spaces are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to implementing Montessori at home and the foundation is actually US!

Implementing Montessori at home starts with US having the right mindset, and seeing our child as capable, and worthy of respect, dignity, compassion, and unconditional love. It’s about doing the research about the Montessori philosophy but also the inner work that will allow us to see our child for who they really are – a unique being with unique needs, interests, and pace. This is what makes up the foundation of implementing Montessori, and everything else builds from there.

If you’d like to learn more about the mindset and philosophy of Montessori and how to implement it in your home, our 3rd cohort kicks off in 2 weeks and I’d love to have you join us!

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Course reviews in the highlights ⚡

#montessori #montessoriathome #shelfie #preparedenvironment #independent #independence #independenttoddler #montessoritoddler #montessoriathome #preparedadult #mindset #philosophy #respect #unconditionallove #followthechild #childledlearning #childled #interests #needs

Montessori at home is about...
Part 2

I first started trying to implement Montessori at home when Peter was around 9 months old.

I would google ‘Montessori activities for age x’ and set up a shelf with whatever toys I found that fit the bill. I ‘prepared the environment’ by designating an open closet in the bedroom and a shelf in the kitchen where he could access his things independently. And then I sat there, expecting him to magically transform into a Montessori toddler that picks out his own clothes and dresses himself, prepares his own breakfasts, and spends an hour engaged with the material on his shelf.

So, you can imagine my confusion when he did not. What I didn’t realize back then, and technically didn’t realize until a year later, was that shelves, materials, and prepared spaces are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to implementing Montessori at home and the foundation is actually US!

Implementing Montessori at home starts with US having the right mindset, and seeing our child as capable, and worthy of respect, dignity, compassion, and unconditional love. It’s about doing the research about the Montessori philosophy but also the inner work that will allow us to see our child for who they really are – a unique being with unique needs, interests, and pace. This is what makes up the foundation of implementing Montessori, and everything else builds from there.

If you’d like to learn more about the mindset and philosophy of Montessori and how to implement it in your home, our 3rd cohort kicks off in 2 weeks and I’d love to have you join us!

Link in bio ❤️
Course reviews in the highlights ⚡

#montessori #montessoriathome #shelfie #preparedenvironment #independent #independence #independenttoddler #montessoritoddler #montessoriathome #preparedadult #mindset #philosophy #respect #unconditionallove #followthechild #childledlearning #childled #interests #needs
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Come visit a Cabane à Sucre with us 🍁

It's almost Spring and the sap is flowing which means it's Cabane à Sucre (or Sugar Shack) visiting season! 🥞

Cabanes à Sucres are seasonal restaurants (that open between mid Feb and end of April) on maple tree farms that offer traditional Quebecois food and entertainment.

This year, we wanted to visit a sugar shack that had good food but also fun activities for the kids and Érablière Meunier did not disappoint!

We started off our visit with a hearty lunch where you're invited to add maple syrup to everything from sausages to ham to baked beans 😅 Note: sugar shack menus are often big on pork so if that's not your thing, I'd recommend looking into the shacks that offer more diverse and/or vegetarian options. 

The farm had a lot to offer in terms of entertainment especially for the littles. There's a mini farm 'fermette', a cabin where you can make your own maple taffy 'lollipop', bouncy castles, a beautiful large natural outdoor playground, tractor rides, walking trails, visits from Paw Patrol characters, face painting, balloon animals, and even helicopter rides 🚁

Overall we had a great time and the warm sunny weather made it that much more enjoyable as we got to spend lots of time outdoors under the sun (the best part if you ask me). I even got in a minute of barefoot grounding in the snow 🤪👣🥶

#cabaneasucre #sugarshack #mapleseason #maplesyrupseason #maple #maplesyrup #montreal #montréal #thingstodo #springactivities

Come visit a Cabane à Sucre with us 🍁

It's almost Spring and the sap is flowing which means it's Cabane à Sucre (or Sugar Shack) visiting season! 🥞

Cabanes à Sucres are seasonal restaurants (that open between mid Feb and end of April) on maple tree farms that offer traditional Quebecois food and entertainment.

This year, we wanted to visit a sugar shack that had good food but also fun activities for the kids and Érablière Meunier did not disappoint!

We started off our visit with a hearty lunch where you're invited to add maple syrup to everything from sausages to ham to baked beans 😅 Note: sugar shack menus are often big on pork so if that's not your thing, I'd recommend looking into the shacks that offer more diverse and/or vegetarian options.

The farm had a lot to offer in terms of entertainment especially for the littles. There's a mini farm 'fermette', a cabin where you can make your own maple taffy 'lollipop', bouncy castles, a beautiful large natural outdoor playground, tractor rides, walking trails, visits from Paw Patrol characters, face painting, balloon animals, and even helicopter rides 🚁

Overall we had a great time and the warm sunny weather made it that much more enjoyable as we got to spend lots of time outdoors under the sun (the best part if you ask me). I even got in a minute of barefoot grounding in the snow 🤪👣🥶

#cabaneasucre #sugarshack #mapleseason #maplesyrupseason #maple #maplesyrup #montreal #montréal #thingstodo #springactivities
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