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Melissa Kemendo
Works at Vibrant Wanderings
Attended Montessori Centre International
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Love this idea.

+Leanna Alldonemonkey - made me think of you and your random acts of kindness series.
Create a new tradition with the Kindness Elves, an alternative to the Elf on the Shelf, and focus on positive, character-building activities for kids.
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Are there any other lovers of #Montessori  who share something like my big dream? I'd love to know you!
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Any other #Montessori  teachers up for discussing what materials are most important in a 3-6 classroom? 
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Thanks, Leann! I'd love to hear your take. What have been your best and worst investments?
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"Forced sharing comes from a sense of obligation, but genuine sharing is giving from the heart, and the more children engage in this type of giving, the more they will the feel the joy that comes with it and wish for more. I certainly do not want to raise a child who feels obligated to give of herself."
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Sometimes the random things my phone decides to do to spice up my photos are annoying, but I like this :) My awesome kiddos on Spring Break.
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#Montessori  teachers and #Homeschooling  parents: what's your record keeping strategy? Here's the Individual Montessori Record I use for my classroom: http://vibrantwanderings.com/2013/11/a-resource-record-keeping-in-the-montessori-primary-classroom.html
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Haha, you definitely can, +Lisa Nelson :) Thanks so much for sharing! 
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Here are my thoughts on the various options for purchasing Montessori materials. I'd love to hear yours!
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My awesome, world travelling friend sent me this postcard from Thailand. Love it! :)
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Anyone care to share a favorite spring/Easter/Ostara tradition? I dropped the ball on Spring celebrating this year, so I'm collecting ideas to make sure I'm prepared for next...
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Ha! Touché.
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One of the most exciting posts I have ever written, for me anyway.
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Education
  • Montessori Centre International
    Internationally Certified in Montessori Pedagogy (3-6)
  • Pikes Peak Community College
    Associate of Arts
  • Woodland Park High School
  • Western Governors University
    Early Childhood Education
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Mom, Blogger, Montessorian
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  • Vibrant Wanderings
    Blogger, 2010 - present
  • Natural Parents Network
    Author/Volunteer, present
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Melissa Bays
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RunKeeper - GPS Track Run Walk
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Join the more than 25 million people who are using RunKeeper to turn their phone into a personal trainer in their pocket! Track your running

Montessori Print Shop
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Click, Print, Teach. It's That Easy!

Living Montessori Now
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Information and Inspiration for Parents and Teachers

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Follow your favorite sites, blogs, and more, all in one place. The Google Reader app syncs across all your devices, so your reading lists ar

Video -- Gorilla Talk -- National Geographic
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Learn how gorillas communicate through verbal and non-verbal means. Join Craig Sholley of the African Wildlife Federation inside Rwanda's Vo

Mommying My Way: Fear vs. Faith
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Fear vs. Faith. Last night at our Bible study, we had an interesting discussion about how some extremes are really only divided by a fine li

Christmas Cookie Swap Blog Hop! | Farmer's Daughter
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Farmer's Daughter. Skip to content. Blog; About; Cookbook; Horse Tales; Our Love Story; Reading. ← The Farmer's Daughter and the Cou

The sassy soy-free vegetarian: Polenta Rancheros
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Polenta Rancheros. Here's a vegan breakfast I thought up and made today. Cook's note: I used one of those polenta "logs" y

I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to work with MAMAS for my second and third children's births. Throughout the time that I was receiving prenatal care, I felt fully supported. MAMAS truly believes in informed choice and shows it in their approach with clients. At no time did I feel pressured to make any decision other than the one that was the best for me, my babies, and my family. MAMAS comes to clients' homes for most prenatal care visits, and this was such a nice, relaxing way to involve my older children in the preparations for their siblings' births. They made friends with the midwives, and they even got to help measure me and look for baby's heartbeat each time. This helped make everything so much more natural and comfortable when baby arrived. Those prenatal visits that were not conducted at my home were done after community care visits, where families who are due in the same month gathered together to talk with the midwives about the issues that were relevant to all before receiving individualized care. This was such a lovely way to build community with others at the beginning of the parenting journey. The building of community is something MAMAS is very skilled at, and all of their clients benefit from that strength. I felt comforted and supported throughout both of my long labors at home. I had full confidence in my midwives' ability to monitor my and my baby's well-being, and they seemed to intuitively know what I needed from them - which was a mix of a comforting presence and privacy. They were there when I needed them, and great about slipping out of the way when I didn't. Postpartum visits at home are indescribable. I can't explain how happy I was to be able to avoid getting myself and my baby into the car to go home from the hospital, or to go back to the doctor for follow-up visits right after birth. My family was able to rest, relax, and bond without interruption, and our midwives helped us with any and all of our concerns. I cannot imagine my children having entered the world any other way, and I am forever grateful to MAMAS. I would recommend them to anyone without reservation.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
This is a great vegan restaurant, tucked away in a rather odd location. I actually missed it the first time I was in the shopping center, because it's located between a now defunct Staples and a dollar store. Nothing on the marquee hints at the fact that it's a restaurant, but it definitely is and I'm glad to have finally figured that out. The food is excellent, and everyone there was extremely friendly and helpful. I went for their Sunday brunch and enjoyed the brunch special as well as two plate-sized pancakes. The prices were very good, and the food even better. As a long-time vegan, I've had many tofu scrambles, and the one on Everlasting Life's brunch plate had a unique flavor as compared to others - it was delicious. My only complaint is that they don't serve coffee, but that's a very minor issue that couldn't possibly keep me away - I can always stop for coffee on the way. Their desserts and lunch offerings looked at least as good as the brunch, so I know I'll be back.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
5 reviews
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