Mothers' Voices: Lena from MontiMinis, Germany

I’m so excited to welcome you today to this interview with the inspiring Lena from MoniMinis. Lena lives in Germany where I also currently live. Although we never met in person, I feel like she is a dear friend with whom I love to chat. Lena’s Instagram account and blog are real treasures, filled with wonderful ideas and inspiring posts.

In this interview Lena and I are talking about Montessori education, how to introduce it at home, especially when having more than one child (which is sometimes tricky - I can tell you from my own experience). Lena is also sharing about her daily and weekly rhythm with her children, making time for self-care while mothering, and … she is answering the question we have all asked ourselves: “Do I have to be a perfect mother?”

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Mothers' Voices: Alison Barker, London, UK

Mothers’ Voices is back in 2019 with a new interview. Today I’m introducing you to Alison Barker, a homeschooling mother to two little girls and a Registered Nutritional Therapist who supports women through their different seasons: fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, motherhood… Alison is also hosting a very inspiring podcast “Mothering the Mother

Enjoy this interview where Alison talks about balancing motherhood and work, nurturing ourselves as mothers and finding ways to support each-other. Alison will also share her sources of inspiration as a homeschooling mother.

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Mothers' Voices: Simone Davies from The Montessori Notebook, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Today at Mothers’ Voices I am delighted to share with you the story and the wisdom of the wonderful Simon Davies, a mother of teenage children who is also an inspiring writer and Montessori teacher. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Simone is running her own Montessori happy place, the Jacaranda Tree Montessori in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

In this interview, Simone is sharing with us the most helpful principles of the Montessori philosophy that worked for her children over the years, what we do differently when we “Montessori at home” than in schools, the importance of living the values we preach and tips for the inner work that we, as parents, need to do when raising children.

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Mothers' Voices: Sophie from "Chroniques d'une Globe-têteuse", a French Mom in Missouri, USA

Today at “Mothers’ Voices” I’m welcoming Sophie from “Chroniques d’une Globe-têteuse” . We are talking about how to “Montessori” at home, the rhythm of their days when Lynne attends the Children’s House and during the week-end, the challenges of multicultural families, self-care and so much more.

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Mothers' Voices: Lisa Winter from "mama.rainbow.skies", Glasgow, Scotland

I’m so excited to start again my series of interviews Mothers’ Voices that I have initiated in 2015 and delighted to have Lisa Winter from “mama.rainbow.skies”, Glasgow, Scotland as a guest today.

I came across Lisa on Instagram and each time I connect and see her bright, colorful pictures, I feel inspired. I particularly love Lisa and her daughter Cleo’s universe and Cleo’s way of peacefully playing indoors or outdoors, lost in deep concentration.

Lisa is based in Scotland where she raises her “rainbow child” and she has previously lived in Dubai and Athens. In this interview we talk about homeschooling and her sources of inspiration, how she chooses Cleo’s materials and toys and how she gets motivated to go outdoors by any kind of weather. Lisa will also share with us what self-care means to her and how she finds support in her motherhood journey.

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Mothers' Voices: Charlotte from "Hello Maman", Paris, France

I’m so excited to start again my series of interviews Mothers’ Voices that I have initiated in 2015 and delighted to have Charlotte from Hello, Maman as my first guest after such a long pause.

I came across Charlotte on Instagram and we have been following each other for a while. I love Charlotte’s serene and peaceful way of organizing her life so that she can homeschool her son and continue her work as language therapists throughout France. In this interview we talk about how she manages this nomadic life and homeschooling, how homeschooling works in France, her sources of inspiration, how she takes care of herself as a mother and much more.

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