Friday, September 27, 2013

Seven Quick Takes: Montessori, Training and a Beautiful Moon

I didn't think I'd have time to write at quick takes post (even though they're supposed to be quick), but it's nap time, and it has kind of become my routine.  So, I'm joining Jen.  

{1} We have had the most beautiful moon the last few days.  I know, I know, another fall thing when it seems the internet is saturated with pumpkin coffee, bread, seeds, candles, etc.  Fall is here, and I have contributed to that internet craze.  

{2} I knew this would happen, and it did.  I dropped my camera.  Well, even more embarrassing, it fell from its non-tripod post.  I know I shouldn't have had it there, and I did, and the inevitable happened.  So, it's in route to the Canon repair center, and I'm without a camera for a few days.  I'm thinking I have discovered one of my addictions.

{3}  I have really been interested in the Montessori style of learning lately.  My aunt is certified in it, and my nephews went to Montessori school for a long time.  I can get certified online, but I'm not quite sure if I should.  I got this little book to thumb through for the boys.  Does anyone have any experience with it?

{4} I started potty training Peter today.  With Carter, we used Lora Jensen's method, and it worked amazingly well at 22 months.  Life has been a little crazy lately, and I've not been the least bit nice most patient mom in the world this week.  So, what do I decide to do?  Push myself to the edge with potty training.  He is napping now.  We've had four accidents.  Carter has decided it's cool to wet his pants, too, and John Paul has eaten a moth.  If anyone needs parenting advice, hit me up :)

{5} If you haven't read this, you should.

{6} I've been taking a Lightroom class via Nicole's Classes.  They are just a month long and well worth the investment. I took a photography class a few years ago and am a week from finishing this one.  Check them out!

{7} My mom is amazing at finding great books and sending them to people to let them know she is thinking of them.  The other day, she found this book and bought be a copy, too.  It is a collection of stories of people who have "discovered the underrated power of grace" and it is beautiful!

Again, have a wonderful weekend, and read about everyone else's quick takes on Conversion Dairy!


  1. #4 made me giggle. I'm sorry, I know it's a rough time and I shouldn't be giggling. But man. When it rains it pours - even (especially?) when it comes to potty training. And moths.

    Hugs to you, my friend!


  2. #4 totally made me laugh as well - a MOTH! I found Mary Claire with some sort of cardboard in her mouth and what looked like paint all over her face yesterday, and I can't figure out what she had gotten into because it's been WEEKS since we painted!

  3. Well I am checking out all of these links since they are all relevant to my life right now! ha!
    And yes - they are integrating Montessori in Gabriel's classroom and when his teacher explained more about it, I was all aboard!

  4. Thank you for sharing number 5, I struggle with this so often! Your boys are precious...FYI Judson's favorite snack last year was miller bugs...YUK!!!