A day in the life of a Montessori family, The Kavanaugh Report
Who lives in your home?
Hi everyone, I’m Nicole! I’m a Montessori parent in Minnesota, USA. I live with my husband, Morgan, and our three children – Henry (age 7), Nora (age 3), and Augustus (15 months).
If you haven’t sensed a theme to our days yet, I’ll let you in on the secret – they are slow! We don’t pack a bunch of things into our days. The afternoons are a bit busier with the occasional play date, sport, or appointment. Yes, they can choose to work on some of the material I have out. But, they can also choose to just run around, jump, dig in the dirt, be with their friends, or read. And, as a screen free family, they have lots of time.
At dinner time, I invite participation and sometimes Nora and Henry take me up on it, sometimes they don’t. This is by far the hardest part of my day. Everyone is hungry, tired, and ready for rest. Tensions can rise and we all try to remain calm. Usually working on a task together is a good way to ground us together for dinner. Dinner is a time when we all eat together.