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EP 13: Transitioning from one to two with ease. With Theresa

Theresa from Montessori in Real  Life

It was a delight to be speaking with Theresa from Montessori in Real Life. I’ve been following her journey into parenthood and most recently her transition from one to two children at home. She shares what she did to prepare her oldest D, just two years old for the arrival of Baby S, now 5 months.

What we Talked About

  • How she discovered Montessori and how it changed both her life and her family’s. 
  • Transitioning from having one child at home to two. 
  • She shared her tips on how to make that transition easier for the older sibling.
  • The dynamic triangle of the adult, the home environment and the child. 
  • The importance of having our partners involved in our care and the important role the father can have when it comes to the second child. 
  • What she appreciates from her Montessori home. 

Things to Remember

“Toddlers do not get bored with sameness, they thrive on it.”

Theresa from Montessori in Real Life
Worry less about milestones and more about embracing their uniqueness.


Recommended Resources

Links to books, blog posts, and other resources mentioned in the episode.

Theresa’s blog: Montessori in Real Life
Instagram: @montessoriinreallife
Episode 04 “What is Montessori?” with Jeanne-Marie Paynel

Over to You

Now, Theresa and I want to know from you!

What have you found to be effective when welcoming a new family member into your home?

Let us know in the comments below.

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More About my Guest

Theresa is a certified AMS Montessori Infant/Toddler Guide, now a stay-at-home Mom, making a Montessori home in the Pacific Northwest for our 2-yr-old little girl and baby boy. She launched The Montessori Guide in 2019, a monthly guide for families wanting to incorporate Montessori into their homes.

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