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Deb Chitwood
Works at Living Montessori Now
Attended Sheffield Hallam University
Lives in San Diego, California
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Blog post at BitsofPositivity.com : June 25 is World Vitiligo Day. I want to share some of my favorite vitiligo quotes in hopes that they'll help individuals with vitiligo wh[..]
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Blog post at BitsofPositivity.com : This is a tough and confusing election year for many of us. I don't like to discuss politics online, so I won't say much more than that. But[..]
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There's a cute and sweet way to focus on child safety that's fun and great for math and fine-motor skills ... making a cell phone number bracelet.
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Magnetic letters and pictures can be used for easy-to-prepare, fun Montessori-inspired phonics activities for preschoolers!
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Top 10 posts and referrers along with thank you's for May 2016 at Living Montessori Now
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Blog post at BitsofPositivity.com : Deciding on family technology rules is difficult for many families. Should you have strict rules, no rules, or something in between? You mig[..]
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Easy DIY ideas for Montessori-inspired land and water forms; perfect for small spaces and home use; post contains Montessori Monday linky collection.
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It seems overwhelming. What should you do first? What's the best way to start using Montessori at home?
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Common attributes of a Montessori baby room plus roundup of baby rooms and resource posts; includes information about floor beds for babies.
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June themed activities and calendar observances; Montessori-inspired themes and activities for a variety of ages; ideas for home or classroom!
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  • Living Montessori Now
    Montessori Writer, 2010 - present
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Founder of Living Montessori Now and Bits of Positivity - Montessori educator/writer, former homeschooler, and mother of two adult children
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I have two blogs: LivingMontessoriNow.com and BitsofPositivity.com. In addition, I'm the cofounder of SpringSnowPublications.com. I also write on the 15th of each month at the collaborative PreKandKSharing.blogspot.com. I'm the author of Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy, published in December 2013

I'm a Montessori writer and former homeschooler with Montessori certification and an MA in Early Childhood Studies. I live in San Diego with Terry, my husband of 39 years.

My 29-year-old son, Will, lives in San Diego. He and his wife, Chea, are skating coaches. Will is also a DJ, and Chea is also a Sport Psychology Consultant. Will has his B.A. in Communications, and Chea has her doctorate in Sports Psychology. In November 2013, Will and Chea made me a very happy first-time grandmother!

My daughter, Christina (now 24), moved to England at age 16 to skate with her ice-dance partner, Mark Hanretty. I lived with Christina in Sheffield, England, for 1 1/2 years until she was old enough to live on her own. I completed my master’s program at Sheffield Hallam University. Except for missing my husband and son, living in England was a great experience!

Christina now has her BA in Performance and Professional Practice and is married to an Englishman, Tom Parkin. Christina and Tom moved to San Diego at the end of 2010. Tom is a golf pro in San Diego, and Chrissy is a fitness specialist, motivational speaker, author, and coach/choreographer.

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  • Sheffield Hallam University
    MA in Early Childhood Studies, 2006 - 2007
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