The unthinkable didn’t happen to me, but I still cried a lot about it … and I don’t normally cry. It happened to Montessori By Mom owners Teresa and Nathan Hadsall when they lost their beautiful 4-month-old son, Timmy.
Even though I never met Timmy, I felt like I knew him from seeing adorable photos of him online. I’ll never forget the shock and heartbreak I felt when I learned of his death a month ago. Teresa and Nathan’s family and friends as well as the Montessori community all felt devastated by Timmy’s death. A gofundme account was set up to pay Timmy’s funeral expenses and to give Teresa and Nathan some time off. You can read about Timmy’s life and donate here if you’d like to help Teresa and Nathan in that way. Prayers are always appreciated, too.
Teresa and Nathan’s lives will never be the same, but you can help in another way. You can help them begin to rebuild their lives and to help Montessori parents through their Montessori By Mom business.
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Montessori By Mom
Montessori By Mom is a small business started by Nathan and Teresa Hadsall, two teachers who wanted to empower parents to teach their own children using Montessori principles and activities. Nathan and Teresa offer a subscription service, sending a box of themed Montessori materials and activities for 3-5 year olds each month. Everything you need for teaching your child with the materials is included in the monthly subscription. With each box, you’ll get
- Video instruction for many activities (The videos are wonderful! Parents with no Montessori experience can feel comfortable introducing the Montessori activities after watching the video instructions.)
- Video instruction about basic Montessori principles and teaching techniques
- All the materials needed
- Extension activities with other materials from home
- Access to an online forum where you can ask questions and connect with other parents
Montessori By Mom has a Montessori By Mom store where you can buy single toolboxes, activity sets, single items and refills, and printables and videos.
There’s also a Marketplace where parents and teachers can sell homemade or used Montessori-related products. You can post products free. Montessori By Mom just takes a 15% commission from each sale for providing credit card processing and the platform.
Montessori By Mom Toolboxes + Toolbox Review and Activity Posts
Here are all the Montessori By Mom toolbox review and activity posts I’ve published at Living Montessori Now:
Montessori By Mom has a few other Toolboxes, too: Mad Scientist (for skills such as pouring, color mixing, volume, and measurement), Space Explorer Toolbox, Movement and Motion, Caves and Caverns, Journey to Japan, Dinosaur Discovery, Delicious Discoveries, and Kings, Queens, and Castles.
I’ll be adding my review and activity posts to this post as I publish them. I purchased the Mad Scientist Toolbox, Space Explorer Toolbox, and Delicious Discoveries Toolbox this week, so watch for upcoming review and activity posts about them over the next few months. My 3½-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, loves the Montessori By Mom activities we’ve done, and I’m looking forward to sharing some new ones with her.
Montessori By Mom is actively working to restock several of their Toolboxes, so there should be more available every month. If you can’t wait for a specific Toolbox to become available again, you could join and check the Montessori By Mom Family (Facebook group). Sometimes families sell unused Montessori By Mom Toolboxes there.
MONTESSORI BY MOM SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS!
I really love the Montessori By Mom materials and curriculum. I definitely recommend Montessori By Mom for parents looking for a simple and fun way to start using Montessori at home.
Montessori By Mom offers $10 off to new subscribers with the coupon code AFFDECH at checkout.
Montessori By Mom is based in the U.S., but there’s even international shipping! Montessori By Mom also has a Montessori By Mom store where you can buy single toolboxes, activity sets, single items and refills, and printables and videos! You can connect with Nathan and Teresa on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and YouTube (where you can see their public videos, including a Montessori By Mom subscription sample). They also have a blog with more helpful information. Montessori By Mom runs the Montessori By Mom Family (Facebook group), too, “as a way way to support anyone interested in providing children with a Montessori experience. We also want our customers and fans to be able to connect with us and each other!”
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