About This Blog

Observing the Humans is a blog about my imperfect journey with implementing Montessori and minimalism principles. The purpose is to share my experience so that others can gather ideas, insight, and inspiration! You will find posts detailing what worked out for me. Some of the ideas might not work out for you and that is o.k.! I encourage you to try them out and see what will work out for you and your family. I recommend starting changes slowly and coming back to ideas that you had trouble with before. We are all on different journey’s; time and perspective can make big differences. Conflict and contrasting opinions are part of life and I appreciate when these are handled with respect. Disagreeing with me does not mean you aren’t following Montessori or not a minimalist.

I hold an AMS Primary (ages 3-6) Montessori Certification, have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, attended the Resources for Infant Educarers® (RIE) Foundations: Theory and Observation™ course, and currently own a family child care for infants and toddlers while raising my own toddler. Although I bring a lot of background knowledge to my experiences, please understand that I am not an expert in everything. If you ever have any questions or disagreements with any of my posts, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Finally, I will tell you about how my blog is organized. The home page includes a grid of all my posts. The “Montessori” and “Minimalism” tabs include posts under those respective topics. The “About this Blog” link brings you to this page. On the right side, under the beginning of my “About This Blog” page, there are lists of further categories to locate posts. You can also use the search function on the top right side of the page.

Hope you enjoy!