Skip to main content

Catch the Moment 2/52

Another week down. This week was busier and reaching for the camera was harder, but I'm glad I stuck with it. Editing this week, focusing on the basics -- white balance and reducing the noise. I've also noticed I've made it two whole weeks, without getting into the picture, I should work on that.

Day 10: First nap Henry's taken for me in months!


Day 11: Saturday morning Legos.


Day 12: My working companion in her favorite spot -- in front of the heater. {iPhone -- unedited}


Day 13: Movie, by the glow of the iPad

Day 14: Coloring at the counter.


Day 15: "I hungry" as we're tucking him into bed -- finishing dinner in his pjs.


Day 16: Tot school, blog prep.


Nurse Loves Farmer

signature

Comments

The Pajama Mama said…
That Lego photo is absolutely stunning!
Agreed, I love it, beautiful.
Anonymous said…
So sweet, love the Lego one the most!
Unknown said…
They're all beautiful. I like the colouring one. I think the rainbow of colours really adds a lot.
~C~ said…
What a cutie, love your photos!! Been enjoying following you on IG as well.
Unknown said…
These are so cute!! I love the second shot. Adorable!
WeeMason's Mom said…
I love the napping picture!

You're much nicer than we are, "I'm hungry" is a commonly ignored bedtime stall tactic around here *sigh*
This was a one time thing! For some reason that night he ate ZERO dinner which generally means a crazy early wake-up wanting breakfast. So a couple extra minutes at night, bought us a couple extra hours in the morning.

He has tried the dinner thing since, but we haven't caved again since he usually has eaten some dinner - which is enough to avoid an early morning visitor!
Carrie said…
Love, love, love the lego shot!! The nap picture is adorable, I'm so not looking forward to my toddler giving up her daily nap!
Anonymous said…
I love your day 11 photo - its beautiful!
Carrie said…
Love the photo of your pup. Our little pup loves the warm places too.
Branson said…
Love those first two... so cute! And your crayon organizer is cool :)

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…