13 Feb

The time has come to say good-bye to this blog and start anew, with a different perspective – that of a parent. I hope you’ll join me at my new blog, The Full Monte(ssori), where I’ll explore Montessori from the perspective both of a Montessorian and a new parent. A little less snark (perhaps), a little more “What would Maria Montessori do?”, and a whole lot of interesting topics!! See you there!


Ultrasounds and “Following the Child”

16 Sep

Child development begins at conception, as does our responsibility to protect it and remove any obstacles that will hinder its progress.  Here are my thoughts on ultrasound and child development…

Why Parents Love Montessori

12 Sep

Montessori education: one parent’s perspective…


My New Project

11 Sep

Once upon a time, I gave advice to a parent who had asked my opinion on an issue regarding his daughter.  When I finished my suggestions, which were based on several months of observing and interacting with the child, the parent turned to me and snidely asked: “Yes, but, do YOU have children?”

In a few months, it will be time for me to put my money were my mouth is, as my husband and I set out to become parents for the first time. Follow my adventures in Montessori parenting at my new blog – Baby Bewley Blog!  That blog was set up for our families and friends to follow our pregnancy, but I’ll be including many posts on natural pregnancy and childbirth, as well as child development topics (with links to them from this blog to keep my subscribers updated on new posts).  I hope you’ll join me here and there!


Pilar Bewley


And Finally…

30 Jun

Guess what I’m receiving today???  My AMI Montessori Elementary Diploma!!!  I’m finally done and will finally be able to get back to my much-neglected blog!!!  Many updates to come, and I can’t WAIT to catch up on what everyone has been doing… Today is a good day at Montessori Matters.  🙂

Almost there!

28 May

In just four weeks I graduate from the AMI Elementary training program in Bergamo, Italy!  Thanks for your patience, dear readers.  I assure you, it will be worth the wait.

PS: There’s an awesome surprise in the works… Just a few more weeks!

Start your own conversation!

15 Apr

A friend recently gave me a very simple little pin with three words on it: “Choose. Move. Repeat.”  These are the three fundamental rights that every child has in the Montessori classroom.  What I absolutely LOVE about this pin is what a GREAT conversation starter it is!  Wouldn’t you LOVE a pin or T-shirt of your own with which to start your own conversation??  Well, just head on over to!

Happy shopping!