The name of the blog loosely suggests what it is all about. Because trust me, it will really be about everything, not just DIY projects, parenting, learning and recipes. It truly will be a writing outlet for me. So you might not enjoy everything I have to share with you but you might find a few things you do.
Okay, now to explain about some of the things I'll be writing about. A lot of the posts will be about Montessori-inspired learning and environment. I discovered Montessori principles when my now not-so-little boy, Umar, was about six months old.
|First baby boy|
Onto Google I went for 'mattress-on-the-floor' inspirations and bam! the first picture that caught my eyes was one by Meg from Sew Liberated. I think I thought I'd be the first to think of having a nice floor mattress but... Anyway, so that's where it all started. I read up on Montessori after that, bought a few books and set up our home to be as Montessori-inspired as possible.
I'm still terrible at not offering help as Montessori principle encourages as much independence in as safety allows. And I do get frustrated when he takes too long to get a job done or when he insists on working with me when I am in a hurry. He is a very determined and opinionated child and sometimes can be absolutely domineering and makes me feel like a failure of a parent when he refuses to do as I tell him to. I'm sure that just comes with the territory though.
|New baby boy|
Umar and I also have at least one baking day a week and we usually make something different each time so look forward to the toddler help-friendly recipes! There is also a shop tab on this blog that will lead you to our online shop where we stock some Montessori-related items that we use and also fun and stimulating toys.
Lastly, the blog will most probably carry various reviews and recommendations on books and games (PC, board and everything in between).
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So, again welcome and I hope you will be staying!