Shelf Help Podcast

Being a Montessori parent is amazing. But, that doesn't mean it isn't hard. We're here to help, because we can all use a little Shelf Help - Our Montessori parenting podcast. 

Let's Be Montessori Parents Together

There are so many different parenting approaches available today that it can be hard to recognize your own voice and style among the options. If you're parenting with Montessori, you aren't alone. We're here to chat about all the everyday realities of Montessori parenting. Join Nicole and co-host Amy for real life conversations about using Montessori at home. 

"Nicole and Amy make you feel like you are talking with long time friends. The subjects that they discus are very interesting and relatable. One of the best podcasts out there." - Shelf Help Listener

Find Past Episodes of Shelf Help

We are happy to offer multiple seasons of our Montessori parenting podcasts! With more than 80 episodes there is a little something here for everyone. Season 1 ran from March 2020 - September 2021. Season 2 ran from September 2021 - July 2022. 

"The joy for Montessori parenting is palpable. You're sure to come away not just with some practical info about Montessori parenting but also a smile." - Shelf Help Listener


Meet Your Hosts

We are so thrilled you're here and joining the thousands of parents that have found inspiration in these episodes. Pull up a chair, a cozy cup of your favorite drink and come chat with us! 


Hi! I'm Nicole Kavanaugh, Montessori mom to 5. You can find me on The Kavanaugh Report, on Instagram, and on Shelf Help.
Over the last 10 years, Montessori has been the backbone of my family life. We have used Montessori principles to guide our home and our parenting. I love talking with and helping parents use Montessori in practical ways to bring joy into their lives. I offer a variety of resources on this site and through Montessori courses. 


Hello! I’m Amy Dorsch, Montessori guide and mom of 3. You can find me on Instagram, and on Shelf Help.
Becoming a parent transformed my life, in large part by leading me to Montessori. As my children have grown, I’ve only gone deeper into the philosophy, with its principles guiding my everyday parenting, working with children in Montessori classrooms, and working with parents to bring these same principles into their homes. 

Where Can You Listen?

Make Shelf Help part of your weekly routine by subscribing on your favorite podcast app! Shelf Help is available on: 

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You can also listen to each episode right here on The Kavanaugh Report by opening the episode's show notes article. 

"This podcast is great for anyone interested in Montessori, simple parenting, creating a routine, or just getting some good ideas for your family. I highly recommend it!" -Shelf Help Listener