Skip to main content

Busy 10 Days!

Woah, this past 10 days has been SUPER busy for me. June is quickly disappearing! Its crazy. Here's a run down of what I've been up to:

Last Monday:

It all started last Monday when I proctored the LSAT at William Mitchell. Basically I go in and make sure nobody cheats during the exam. The nice part is that I get paid and I get to study most of the time. Sometimes the LSAT can be really interesting depending on the students taking the exam. However this time the people were pretty normal and nothing crazy happened, which meant a pretty boring day for me.

Tuesday:

Last Tuesday I went to work, which was a pretty normal day for me. But after work Morgan and I went to Eau Claire for his brother Cory's High School Graduation. The graduation was really nice but fairly long. It was a great to see him graduate. Congrats Cory!!

Cory at Graduation!


Cory Walking
Wednesday:

After a long day on Tuesday, not much changed on Wednesday. I went into work, which again was fairly standard. But after work Morgan and I went to a Twins game. The game was awesome! It was the first 9-inning Twins win I was able to go to this season. Also it was the first time I got to see a home-run in Target Field. But I think my favorite part was the entire container of Angie's Kettle Corn I ate. That stuff is SOOOO good - I dream about it! Seriously check it out!

Mmmmm!


Thursday, Friday, Saturday:

Thursday, Friday, and (all day) Saturday, Morgan and I had Bar Review Class. These were really long days where we studied the joys of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Contracts. Ugh. But with everyday we are getting closer to taking the Bar, and more importantly being done with studying/worrying/stressing.

Sunday:

On Sunday, we were BACK to Eau Claire for Cory's graduation party. We were there all day and it was really great to see all the people. A lot of which we haven't seen since Christmas, and some which I haven't seen since our wedding. So overall, it was a really long weekend, but really a great day. We also got to hang out at my Parents' for awhile which was also great.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:

Again, we were back to class each of these days. They again were long and busy days of studying! Besides studying we have also been very busy finishing up all the last minute packing and organizing. We only have 10 days left before the big move.

That about sums up the craziness that I've been up to. I wish I could say things were slowing down some, but that's not quite the case. I'm off to work for the next two days, before heading to Eau Claire for the weekend to celebrate Father's Day.

Comments

Popular Posts

The Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five -- UPDATED 2019

When you are interested in Montessori, it can be difficult to know exactly what types of products you should get for your home. Or which types of "Montessori" materials are really worth the price. There are no rules about types of products can use the name Montessori which can add to the confusion. Not to mention, every toy manufacturer slaps the word "educational" on the package for good measure!

2019 UPDATE: This post has been updated to include a variety of brands and new product finds! Just a reminder that no one child will be interested in all of this or needs all of this. These toys are just here to spark ideas and give you a feeling for some Montessori-friendly options available! 


So, with this post, I'm going to try to help with this confusion! Here's a list of Montessori-friendly toys and materials for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. 


First, let's clarify that there is no such thing as a "Montessori toy." Montessori never created to…

Sensitive Periods from Birth to 6 - A Chart and Guide

Dr. Maria Montessori spent her life observing, studying, and writing about children. During her lifetime of work she discovered that young children move through a series of special times when they are particularly attracted to specific developmental needs and interests. She called these times, sensitive periods. During the sensitive period, children learn skills related to the sensitive period with ease. They don't tire of that work, but seek it, crave it and need it. When the sensitive period passes, this intense desire is gone, never to return. 

That doesn't mean the skill is lost forever once the sensitive period is over. Instead, it just means that it will take a more conscious effort to learn. As Dr. Montessori explains, 
This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you.
"A child learns to adjust himself and make acquisitions in his sensitive periods. These are like a beam that lights interiorly a battery that furnishes energy. It is this sensibility which enables a…

Working from Home with Kids - A Montessori Schedule

One part of my life that I haven't talked a ton about here on The Kavanaugh Report is how I'm a work-from-home parent. Eight years ago I started to work at home while parenting full time. For the first several years, I worked as a legal writer while maintaining this space on the side. When Gus was born, I moved into working on sharing our Montessori life full time. It has blossomed into a full time career sharing content here, teaching courses, and now the podcast! Through it all, my kids have been home with me. 
This all seems more relevant to so many of us now that Covid-19 has closed schools and forced parents to stay at home and work while caring for children. I'm not going to lie - it's tough. It's hard to balance work and kids, especially when children are used to a completely different routine. But, it's not impossible! And, it can even be enjoyable. 

As I talk about in my podcast Shelf Help, we block our days into 3 hours groups. It helps me remain fle…