Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 07/21/19

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

This has been one of those weeks where not a lot of extra has happened but all of life's little stresses have added up. I'm trying to cool my jets and count my blessings as doing so helps put life in perspective. I have much to be thankful for. Most of the week has been spent cleaning house a little extra. Wednesday Little Girl had a dentist appointment. She did wonderful. This was only her 2nd visit ever. Then she and I went out for pizza afterwards. Thursday I had to take the kids with me grocery shopping. And then Friday we ran some errands and I kicked the house cleaning up a notch. Saturday we had the family over to swim and celebrate Holly's birthday. Today, Little Girl and I are traveling to Georgia for a baby shower for my niece.


Monday: Review of Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness Duology, # 1) by Robin LaFevers (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors
Wednesday: Can't Wait for In the Hall with the Knife (Clue Mystery, # 1) by Diana Peterfreund


Monday: Review of The Heart of a Vicar (The Jonquil Brothers, # 6) by Sarah M Eden
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being

By: Simone Davies

Publication: January 2018 by Jacaranda Tree Publishing

245 pages

Genre: Non-fiction, Parenting

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--There is no doubt about it. Toddlers can be tricky. On one hand they can be lovely. On the other hand they can be really hard work. They'll make you laugh. And they will probably bring you to tears. Or at least a high level of frustration.

I felt the same way when my children were small and I was struggling to get them to do things. I felt enormous empathy for them, but wasn’t sure what the alternative was to threatening, bribing or putting them into time out.

It’s been my mission since then to find another way. I’ve now been working in Montessori education for nearly 15 years and love to learn from the 100 toddlers and parents I see every week in my classroom. I am so happy to share with you what I have learned and help you understand your toddler better too.

This book is the result. Your comprehensive guide to raising toddlers in a Montessori way.

A quick aside for those of you that don't know Montessori. It is an alternative education system where, instead of the teacher standing at the front of the classroom telling the kids what they need to know, the children are free to explore a classroom of well-designed materials covering language, mathematics, daily life skills and more. The result is that the children are able to follow their unique natural rhythm and development as well as learn with concrete learning materials to make discoveries for themselves. But that's it. It's not just for school aged children - you can apply exactly the same ideas in your home and with your toddler.

And when I say toddler, I'm talking about children around 1 to 3 years, give or take a few months.

Each section of the book is super practical and it is beautifully designed to make it even easier to read. It’s perfect if you are a busy parent, carer or even grandparent. And it doesn't matter if you are brand new to Montessori or have been using Montessori for a while - or even if you aren't planning to send your children to Montessori school. You can read it from cover to cover. Or just open up the book at a page that interests you and you will find something practical you can try today.

You’ll learn how to set up your home to get rid of the chaos and bring back some calm into your lives. You will get the tools to work together with your child. How you can lead, guide and support them, especially when they are having a hard time (and throwing themselves on the ground in the most inconvenient of places). You’ll also get ideas to create Montessori activities at home that are just right for your toddler.

You will find answers to your questions. To see there is another more peaceful way to be with your toddler. To help you plant the seeds to raise a respectful and responsible human being. To work on a relationship with your toddler which you will be building on for years.

So are you ready to say goodbye to frustration and hello to peace and calm? It’s time for us to learn to see through our toddler’s eyes - The Montessori Toddler.

That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!


  1. Perspective is important, but it sounds like you need time for a little self care!

    Wishing you a great reading week, and a nice visit in Georgia.

  2. Jessica @ a GREAT readJuly 21, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Glad your week seemed to be steady and nothing too hectic!

    Nice new read too! that's a new to me one. Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. i feel stress is always with us, it's how we handle it that makes the difference. glad to hear you made the best of it and being busy helps

    sherry @
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