Over the last couple of years the Montessori at home online community has grown in ways I could never have imagined. Deb is now an integral part of that community. Her blog Sixtine et Victoire is simply beautiful and really resonates with my style of Montessori living. Deb is here today to share a little about her self and her Montessori journey. Hello! I am Deb, the blogger behind Sixtine et Victoire, young Parisian French mother to Sixtine Charlotte 28 months and Victoire, 11 months, the inspiration for my Montessori-influenced and green living-inspired blog. We are a family of four.... Read more →


A few weeks ago Irene sent me a picture or two of her son Joshua working. In the background I could see his work shelves and of course I asked to see more. I was delighted by this clean, simple but inviting Montessori environment. I hope you enjoy the tour! Words by Irene. My son Joshua is 20 months old at the moment and we live in Melbourne. We have been following Montessori since he was around 6 months old. I became interested in Montessori as my husband is a Montessori child himself and he attended a small local Montessori... Read more →


Would you like another room tour? This is Amelie's room and it's beautiful! The photographs really say it all but here is a short description by Amelie's Mum. Welcome to Amelie’s first bedroom. We were greatly inspired by Sew Liberated, One Claire Day and of course How we Montessori. There is a lot of handmade love in this room, I made her curtains and quilt and her Dad made her window seat and bed surround. Not to mention it was a family effort involving the Granddads to paint the room and install the mirror and shelves. I am amazed given... Read more →


Have you ever thought about using a Montessori at home consultant? There are a couple of companies that offer a variety of services from short term to long term support for not only Montessori in the home but also for general parenting. Leanne from The Prepared Environment has been a sponsor of the blog for a few months now however I know very little about her services. Time for some questions I think. If you don't have time to read make sure you take a look at these super cute pictures! First can you tell me a little about your... Read more →


I would like to introduce you to Kit. She is six months old and lives with her Mum Belle and Dad Tim in Sydney. Quite remarkably Kit and her family live in a small flat with zero storage which explains why her Dad's bike is mounted in her room. Belle was first exposed to Montessori through her Stepmother's involvement at her brother's Montessori school. Although Kit's room can only be described as tiny it's not lacking in any way. I know you'll love and appreciate the details as much as I do! Above you can see Tim's bike securely mounted... Read more →


I first met Karla many years ago when I was looking for some suitable aprons for Caspar. I loved the aprons in her Etsy store so much that I bought more than one for our own home and started buying them for friends. I remember featuring Karla's daughter Ruby here and I eagerly awaited another opportunity to find out more about this Montessori family. If you are skimming this post please stop and watch the video of Ruby washing the dishes. Essential viewing for parents with toddlers! Can you tell us a little about yourself, your family, and where you... Read more →


If you have children at a Montessori school have you ever wondered how they would adapt to a traditional school environment? Like many Montessori schools our school is primary only, it runs until the child is twelve and ready for high school. This means that at some stage my children will transition to another school. Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Leah. Leah is a fun filled twelve year old and is a recent graduate from Canberra Montessori School. She has just finished her first term at Canberra Girls Grammar. I wanted to ask her a few questions about... Read more →


I would like to introduce you to Emma and her family. With three boys this looks like one busy household! Can you tell us a little about yourself, your family and where you live? I am a stay-at-home mother to three beautiful sons, aged 7.5, 4.5 and 17 months. My professional background is as a lawyer specialising in industrial relations and discrimination and since the birth of my oldest son, I have worked from home once my children are asleep at night (I am currently completing my PhD in discrimination law). We live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, in a high-set... Read more →


Malcolm is a well known and respected member of our Montessori community. But unlike many of us he is at the end of his Montessori journey. His youngest daughter Leah has recently graduated from our local Montessori school and will next year commence her first year at Canberra Girls' Grammar School. I thought I would ask Malcolm a few questions and find what is at the heart of his dedication to Montessori education. Can you tell us about how you were first introduced to Montessori and what your thoughts were at the time? As a youngish father, I was 35... Read more →


I love to see and hear what Montessori means to others. Milena is from Belgrade, Serbia and I would love to share her story with you. Milena and her husband are both interested in Montessori and have attended basic courses on Montessori and Montessori in the home at the Montessori Association of Serbia www.montesori.org.rs. Milena has also attended workshops at her daughters kindergarten. I prompted Milena with a couple of questions, I have left the translation largely unedited, I am sure you can follow just fine. Can you tell us a little about yourself, your family and where you live?... Read more →


Remember Clay from the DIY Learning Tower? Today his mum Charlene joins us and allows us to take a peek into their lives and how they are influenced by Montessori. Charlene was the inspiration for this series and I cannot thank her enough for her contribution. Can you tell us a little about yourself, your family and where you live? My name is Charlene and I live in the Hunter Valley with my partner of 10 years, Natasha (she’s a paramedic) and our son Clayton who is 22 months old. When and how did you first become interested in the... Read more →


Finlay's family needs little introduction. His mum, Cathy blogs at the very popular A Montessori Home. When I found out Cathy was a trained Montessori teacher (3-6) I spent hours going over every post. It is such pleasure to have Cathy over to answer some of my questions. Can you tell us a little about yourself, your family and where you live? Our happy little family consists of myself, my partner Brent, and our 16-month-old son, Finlay. I'm originally from Melbourne, Brent is from Perth, and Fin was born in Auckland, NZ, where we are living right now. This year... Read more →


When I first met Cameron's mum Rachel online I knew there was something special about her. It's like she has a special spark and the best part - she is passionate about Montessori. Rachel has taken the time to answers some of my questions. Can you tell us a little about yourself, your family and where you live? I'm a young mama who is married to my highschool sweetheart (Michael) and has an 18 month old son (Cameron). We live near Brisbane in Queensland in the suburbs with our two cats and numerous fish. When and how did you first... Read more →