Living Montessori Now


Hello! I'm Deb Chitwood, mom of two successful homeschool graduates, a Montessori educator and writer, and a former Montessori teacher and homeschooler. I am also author of the ebook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy. Lastly, I am a blogger who loves sharing ideas and activities at Living Montessori Now, as well as Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter!

I am happy to be here as an affiliate of Montessori for the Earth's affordable, online Montessori programs for birth to age nine. The founder is a Montessori-trained 3 to 6 and 6 to 9 teacher with 25 years of experience. I met her on the Internet many years ago through her Montessori blogs and joined her Montessori Bloggers Network where we support and network with new and established Montessori-inspired bloggers.

If you make a purchase, when you create your username and password (for accessing your Montessori), there is a Q & A box for me--make sure to check it so I can get the referral! Thanks you so much!

Montessori for the Earth

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.~Maria Montessori


Montessori for the Earth (previously Montessori on a Budget) offers affordable 24/7 online access to Montessori for infants, tots, toddlers, preschool, Kindergarten, and or lower elementary children! Created by Montessori trained 3 to 6 and 6 to 9 teacher and mom, Lisa Nolan.

All memberships include access to:

  • My Montessori lessons and activities, articles, and photo galleries. Most of the lessons and activities have pictures, some have photo galleries, and others are text only. They are easy to download and save to your computer. Some of the lesson activities can be handmade or prepared with materials from home, others can be bought at Montessori suppliers.
  • Affordable online Montessori resources for what to buy, where to buy, as well as available freebies.

Premium memberships also include access to:

  • My members-only Montessori podcast episodes/audio files with over 70 episodes/files. (New episodes/files added each month.)
  • My members-only Montessori blog with over 120 posts. (New blog posts added each week.)
  • 200 Montessori YouTube videos by recommended educators, Montessori teachers, and moms. (More YouTube videos added each month.)
  • Monthly-Montessori-themed printables and freebies from TpT. (Printables and freebies from TpT added each month--with different themes).
  • Topics and subjects I love to cover on my private Montessori blog and in my private Montessori podcast episodes/audio files are: child art development; child brain development; early literacy and reading; Erdkinder (farm school); nature school, forest school, and the outdoors; reading and writing challenges in older children; autism, dyslexia, and SPD; and Montessori and Waldorf education.

"I am so impressed with your work! What a treasure trove you have shared with me. I feel excited to go through it all and I am relieved that I can stop searching around the blogosphere to figure things out!"--Aylin (Military family)